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Valves Deltrol vs. Sterling???

Discussion in 'SNO-PRO PLOW AND ACCESSORIES by Curtis' started by MadLion90, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. MadLion90

    MadLion90 Member
    Messages: 40

    Ok so now the plow is back to dropping to the ground even after cleaning the valves. So I went to the shop to buy the valve. The problem is that the valve looks different from the one in my curtis. The guy insists that it is the same thing just to "add a wash if its too long". Doesn't sound too assuring to me as most replacement parts are to be identical. Here is a link to a valve diagram that i found, ironically from their website: http://www.tripowersales.com/Curtis%20PDF/Valve_ID_Model__1_.pdf

    In the diagram there are 2 different types/brands of valves Deltrol and Sterling. Basically, the one in mine looks like the deltrol and even the coil is marked deltrol. He gave me the one that looks like Sterling which is longer not only in the valve assembly part but on the coil side as well.

    Does anyone know if there is in fact a difference or does it not matter? Hate to waste $100+ to try one that won't work and perhaps mess up the system even more.
  2. amocerino

    amocerino Senior Member
    from 01606
    Messages: 177

    Both valves will work the coil on a deltrol is shorter so putting it on a sterling needs a washer.
  3. MadLion90

    MadLion90 Member
    Messages: 40

    Hey Thanks for the info. Wonder if that was you that called me in the morning seeing this thread was mentioned. Well if it was, thanks for the great tech service X 2. Def explained it alot better than the parts guy at the local shop who just said "well if it don't fit just add washers to make it fit". He had no reasoning behind it.
  4. Ferrisdiesel

    Ferrisdiesel Member
    Messages: 42

    Madlion, where in RI are ya from? Im in West Warwick.........I have a snow pro 3000 as well, and have went to Tri Power a couple times and really was not impressed with the service there......Always kinda felt like they were annoyed that I was asking questions and buying stuff from them.
  5. MadLion90

    MadLion90 Member
    Messages: 40

    I live right in cranston. Yep exactly what i was thinking. They were more interested in showing me the function of some fancy new LED warning light than making sure i had the right part. But only one around so i guess there's no choice. Probably the reason they can be like that and still be in business. oh well... about to hit the sack. long long day plowing.:sleeping: