Category Archives: Hydraulic Valves

What is a Diverter Valve?

A hydraulic diverter valve allows you to individually control two double or single acting cylinders from a single valve, giving you a simple way to add auxiliary components to your system. Another way of thinking about this valve is that it allows you to electronically switch between two cylinders, rather than manually disconnecting and reconnecting […]

Why You Need an Electric Rear Remote Valve Kit

Closeup of Electric Rear Remote Valve Kit on an LS Tractor

As spring continues to heat up, make sure that your tractor is equipped to tackle all the jobs that need done on your property. We offer tractor hydraulic kits that work with a variety of tractor models, including John Deere, Kubota, Kioti, Bobcat and LS. We also offer universal kits to fit any tractor model, […]

Combating Hydraulic Leak Down: Ensuring Safety and Efficiency with Summit Hydraulics’ Double Piloted Check Valves

Hydraulic systems are the muscle behind many machines, from construction equipment to agricultural machinery. These systems live by the fact that fluid under pressure can be used to transmit force and motion. However, even the toughest muscles can tire and sag. Hydraulic systems can suffer from a problem known as leak down. Learn how to […]

Summit Hydraulics Kubota L4701 Third Function Kit Video

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Summit Hydraulics’ latest video has released! Summit’s Tractor Ryan shows us how to install a third function kit on a Kubota L4701 tractor. A third function kit is a useful addition to a machine because it allows you to operate implements like a grapple, snow plow, or blade. The kit comes with everything you need […]

Summit Hydraulics D03 & D05 Check Valve Overview Video

Summit Hydraulics’ latest video has released! Summit’s Tractor Ryan walks us through an overview of a D03 and D05 check valve and how you would install it. This double pilot operated check valve is designed to hold hydraulic cylinders and prevent them from drifting down while your directional control valve is in the neutral position. Modular check valves are […]

Summit Hydraulics’ D03 and D05 Check Valves: Ensuring Efficient Fluid Control

Fluid control is a critical aspect of hydraulic systems, and reliable check valves play a vital role in maintaining proper flow direction and preventing backflow. Summit Hydraulics, a renowned manufacturer of hydraulic components, offers high-quality D03 and D05 check valves that are designed to provide efficient and dependable fluid control solutions. Let’s take a closer […]

Summit Hydraulics Kioti CK2610 Rear Remote Kit

Summit Hydraulics’ next video is available! We will install our popular rear remote valve kit for the Kioti CK2610. Watch and see in-depth how you would install it. This Summit Hydraulics Rear Remote Kit allows you to add rear remote connections. This allows you to easily control various hydraulic implements in the rear. The video […]

Summit Hydraulics’ Log Splitter Valve: The Ultimate Solution for Efficient Wood Splitting

Summit Hydraulics has gained a reputation for manufacturing high-quality hydraulic components, and their Log Splitter Valve is no exception. This advanced control valve is designed specifically for log splitting applications, offering exceptional performance, durability, and ease of use. With its innovative features and robust construction, Summit Hydraulics’ Log Splitter is the ultimate solution for efficient […]

Summit Hydraulics Front & Rear Kits

Summit Hydraulics is a company that offers a variety of hydraulic solutions for different types of machinery. One of their products is the Front and Rear Kits, designed for John Deere, Kubota, Kioti, Bobcat and LS Series Tractors. This kit is a game-changer for farmers and people who work with tractors as it offers a convenient […]

The Benefit of Hydraulic Rotary Diverter Valves

Hydraulic Rotary Selector Diverter Valve, 3 Way, 20 GPM, 5000 PSI, #8 SAE Ports

Rotary diverter valves are a crucial component of hydraulic systems in tractors and other heavy machinery. They enable the control of fluid flow through different channels and direct it to various hydraulic implements. In this article, we will discuss how rotary diverter valves work in hydraulic systems and their interactions with hydraulic implements. What are […]

The Benefit of Hydraulic Proportional Flow Divider Valves

Hydraulic Proportional Flow Divider Combiner Valve, 2-Way, 50:50, 16 GPM, 1/2” NPT

Hydraulic proportional flow divider valves are a type of valve that divides a hydraulic flow into two or more proportional streams, which can be used to control multiple hydraulic actuators simultaneously. These valves have many benefits that make them an essential component in many hydraulic systems. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of […]

Summit Hydraulics Universal Diverter Valve Kit Installation Video

Summit Hydraulics’ next video is live on Youtube! Summit’s Tractor Ryan dissects the inner workings of our diverter valve kit and demonstrates how you would install it. This electric solenoid operated diverter valve kit allows you to easily add another hydraulic function such as a grapple to your subcompact tractor. A diverter valve is different […]

Summit Hydraulics Universal Third Function Kit Installation Video

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Summit Hydraulics’ first video has released! Summit’s Tractor Ryan walks us through an overview of a universal third function valve and how you would install it. This Summit Hydraulics Universal Third Function Kit allows you to add an additional hydraulic function to your tractor or skid loader without the need for expensive factory add-ons. Watch […]

Common Applications for Hydraulic Third Function Kits

A hydraulic third function kit allows you to add an additional hydraulic circuit to your tractor, which can be used to operate attachments that require hydraulic power. These attachments might include grapples, augers, mowers, and more. The kit typically includes a valve that allows you to switch between different attachments for different tasks. All of […]

What is a Hydraulic Check Valve?

Hydraulic systems have become increasingly popular in modern machinery and equipment, including tractors. These systems rely on a series of components, including pumps, cylinders, and valves, to generate and control fluid power. One essential component in any hydraulic system is a check valve, which plays a crucial role in ensuring reliable and safe operation.  […]

What is a Control Valve?

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What is a Hydraulic Control Valve? Hydraulic control valves start and stop fluid flow into hydraulic cylinders or hydraulic motors. They operate either manually or electronically (solenoid-operated). The number of cylinders or motors that a control valve can operate depends on the number of spools. The flow rates represent the maximum allowed GPM (Gallons Per […]

What is a tractor third function valve kit, and what are the benefits of one?

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A Third Function Valve is a hydraulic control valve that’s installed on your tractor in order to add an additional hydraulic function. It’s often called a Third Function as it’s used to control an additional third hydraulic cylinder, the first two cylinders being on a front-end loader (Tilt/Curl). A hydraulic control valve allows fluid to […]