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Hydraulics on skid steer moving plow too fast.

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by gallden, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. gallden

    gallden Member
    Messages: 59

    Hey guys I've just hooked a plow up to my skid steer and it moves the plow entirely too fast to the point where I'd be afraid to operate it. Is there anyway to slow the speed in which the plow moves? I think the lines that are on the plow now are 1/2" is it as simple as going down to a 1/4"? Thanks for the help.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011
  2. nixray

    nixray Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    I think it would help if you put what kind of Skid you have any options....what kind of plow etc
  3. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    if you hooked up a truck plow and retrofitted it to be on a skid, then you'll need a restrictor block to slow the fluid flow down.
  4. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    get inline flow restrictors. they have dial adjustable ones which i purchased, but if i did it over again, i would just get pre-set restrictors.
  5. bh115577

    bh115577 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    An orifice should do the trick and they are fairly cheap. Just a few dollars. Swing by a dealer that sells the make of skid steer you have and let them know what you are doing. They might even have them right on the shelf.


  6. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,978

    i use the adjustable ones myself.....work well on a 1 " cyl with 2500 lbs of pressure!
  7. gallden

    gallden Member
    Messages: 59

    Great thanks guys got a regulator, this should do it. Appreciate the help.
  8. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    This is what I have too.
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I'd buy the or orfice and just drill it out until you get the desired speed. You should also look into a cross over relief valve or your most likely going to blow hoses.
  10. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    We just set our blade up with the inline regulators as well... Everything was moving mach 12 at an idle LOL... We ran it full throttle while we dialed everything in
  11. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    ...............and bend/break steel...............Thumbs Up

    I've used the same simple orrifice reducers and have found, in my cases, a 1/16" hole is about right...........