What are Rear Remotes?

Rear remotes are hydraulic quick connection points on the rear of your machine that allow you to easily add and remove your hydraulic implements as needed. These remotes are controlled by a hydraulic control valve. 

This hydraulic control valve, sometimes referred to as a rear remote valve, is typically connected to your hydraulic system in series with your loader valve via the power beyond. In other words, your loader valve has a power beyond port with a hydraulic hose connected to it. That power beyond hose goes from your loader valve to the inlet or pressure port of a rear remote valve. 

Then, that rear remote valve will have sets of hoses that go to the back of the machine with quick connect couplers on the ends. Those quick couplers are typically mounted to the back of the machine, and are the actual rear remotes that you’ll connect and disconnect your implements to.

The image below shows a typical setup of rear remote valves. The loader valve is on the left, and the rear remote valve is on the right. 

What do I need to add rear remotes to my tractor?

While we don’t carry any complete kits for rear remotes, we do sell all the necessary components for a complete rear remote setup.

For a complete Rear Remote Setup You’ll need the following:

  1. Hydraulic Control Valve (Rear Remote Valve): These can be manual or electric, and the correct size of these is determined by the flow of your machine. The flow ratings on the website for each valve are the Max allowed GPM. As a general rule, the flow on your machine should only amount to 80% of the Max GPM rating of a valve. The number of spools you have for the valve will determine the number of cylinders (or motors) you need to operate. 
  2. Fittings: You’ll need fittings to connect hydraulic hoses to the valves as well as to connect the couplers to your hoses. You’ll match the thread on the valve (or coupler) to the thread on the hose. For example: Our 11 GPM Monoblock valves have #8 SAE female thread. If you wanted to connect a hydraulic hose with 3/8″ JIC female thread ends, you’d need an adapter fitting that had #8 SAE male thread on one end (to go into the valve), and 3/8″ JIC male thread on the other end to go into the hose. 
  3. Hoses: We sell stock hoses on our website with a variety of hose sizes and thread types. 
  4. Quick CouplersThese are the actual rear remotes, and how you’ll easily connect and disconnect your various implements. The most common styles are Agricultural & Flat Face. If you’re unsure about what quick couplers you’d like please visit our quick coupler identification guide
Is there a limit to the number of rear remotes I can add?

There is not limit to the number of sets of rear remotes you can add to your machine. However, the amount of flow your machine is putting out will determine how many of those remotes you can efficiently operate at the same time. Each spool of a valve will control one set of rear remotes, this means that each spool on a valve will control one hydraulic cylinder. So, if you have a five spool valve, you’d have five sets of rear remotes, and be able to control five different cylinders. 

How can I easily add additional rear remotes to my current set?

If you already have a set or a number of sets of rear remotes installed, but you want to add additional sets you can use a hydraulic multiplier. This is the easiest and fastest way to add an additional set or additional sets of rear remotes.