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skid steer plow question

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by rjm022, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. rjm022

    rjm022 Member
    Messages: 37

    i need set of flow restrictors. anybody have a website so i can buy them online. i bought the hoses online and the guy told me that the 1/4 inch hose should prevent the plow from slamming side to side. this is not the case-found out today when i hooked everything up.
  2. Rod (NH)

    Rod (NH) Member
    Messages: 32

    I'm currently in the planning process of adding my 8ft Fisher truck snowplow to my skid steer. I have purchased adjustable flow restrictors from Surplus Center. Since the truck plow pump is low flow (~2 gpm) as compared to the SS flow of 12-30 gpm, flow restricters are needed to keep the angling speed to a reasonable level. I decided on adjustable restrictors so I can adjust the angling speed to my personal liking and without slamming at the end of the stroke. These are the restrictors I have:

  3. rjm022

    rjm022 Member
    Messages: 37

    rod-thanks for the help.
  4. Xforce 1

    Xforce 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    We had the same problem when we used to run plows before pushers. All I did was went to napa and got some of orphis's (sp). They were pretty small and I'm even thinking 1/16" or so but its been 5 years since we had them plows. They aren't adjustable but cost wise I don't know what the difference would be. I wish I could help you out more but that is what I did. Good luck
  5. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Local bobcat dealer will have them in stock.
  6. Buster F

    Buster F Senior Member
    Messages: 208

    I made my own by putting sheetmetal discs behind the couplers and progressively drilling holes in them until the desired speed was reached. I know it's pretty redneck but after pricing the adjustable flow restrictors i figured i'd give it a whirl. Four years later and a total investment of zip and they're still working great
  7. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    I get mine from a local farm implement dealer, who always has them in stock. They're just simple fittings with a tiny orifice, which I've always drilled out to 1/16". I can't see how you can get away w/o them, it's just way too fast.
  8. hitachiman 200

    hitachiman 200 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    yup 1/16 in a dime nickel penny