Which Hydraulic Kits Do You Need?

Summit Hydraulics Rear Remote Kit mounted on an LS Tractor.

As Spring approaches, that means it is time to dust off your tractor or melt the ice and get to work! Forget manually plugging and unplugging hoses to get your needed attachments ready to roll. Summit Hydraulics Product Kits are great options for John Deere, Kubota, Kioti, Bobcat and LS tractor models. We also carry universal kits to fit even more model tractors. These kits make powering implements and attachments easy for your quality of life. Our kits allow you to reduce manual workload and to work more efficiently in the field.

Our kits allow you to reduce manual workload and to work more efficiently in the field.

Summit Hydraulics Third Function Kit mounted on a Kioti tractor.

Front Hydraulic Kits

To use front implements like a grapple, auger, or broom, you will need one of our front kits. You can accomplish this with either a Third Function Kit or a Diverter Kit.

Third Function Kit: A Third Function Valve is a type of hydraulic control valve which can introduce extra hydraulic capability. Commonly referred to as a Third Function, it operates a third hydraulic cylinder beyond the initial two cylinders found on a front-end loader. One cylinder operates the tilt and curl function. The other cylinder raises and lowers the bucket. Our solenoid operated TFK manages the flow of hydraulic fluid into and out of cylinders or hydraulic motors. This enables their extension or retraction through the simple action of pressing a button or switch control. Browse our full selection of Third Function Kits for John Deere, Kubota, Kioti, LS, Bobcat and universal applications.
Diverter Kit: A hydraulic diverter valve lets you control two different cylinders (which can either move in one direction or both directions) with just one valve. This makes it easier to add new implements to your system. Think of it as a switch that lets you choose between two cylinders electronically, saving you the hassle of manually unplugging and plugging in hoses. When the switch’s button is pressed, fluid flows from Ports P1/P2 to C/D. This action redirects the fluid flow from the tilt cylinder to a new auxiliary circuit (A/B). Browse our full selection of Diverter Kits for John Deere and universal applications.

Read more in our Third Function Kits blog and Diverter Valves article.

A hydraulic diverter valve lets you control two different cylinders (which can either move in one direction or both directions) with just one valve.

Summit Hydraulics Rear Remote Kit mounted on an LS tractor.

Rear Hydraulic Kits

To use rear implements like a log splitter, rake, disc mower, or rear blade, you will need one of our rear kits. You can accomplish this with either an Electric Rear Remote Kit or a Hydraulic Multiplier Kit.

Electric Rear Remote Kit: Our rear remote kits adds up to four rear remote connections, with our Power Beyond Kit installed, allowing you to easily control various hydraulic implements. This rear remote hydraulic kit will connect to the two quick connect power beyond couplers on the rear of John Deere machines. These are the couplers often used to connect a backhoe and then are connected to each other when the backhoe is not in use. The kit uses control valves and will not rob hydraulic fluid from existing attachments. Browse our full selection of Rear Remote Kits for John Deere, Kubota, Kioti, LS, Bobcat and universal applications.
Hydraulic Multiplier Kit:
Hydraulic Multipliers offer a cost-effective option to add an additional function, eliminating the need for pricey OEM upgrades. This manual or solenoid-operated valve works like a diverter valve. It expands your current hydraulic outlets, enabling the control of two circuits directly from the cab’s lever. Compatible with all ISO Hydraulic Systems, it’s designed for easy relocation to different machines. You can easily activate the needed circuit by pressing a pushbutton or a rocker switch. Browse our full selection of Multiplier Kits for John Deere and universal applications.

Hydraulic Multipliers offer a cost-effective option to add an additional function, eliminating the need for pricey OEM upgrades.

Front & Rear Hydraulic Kits

Summit Hydraulics Rear Remote and Front Third Function Kit mounted on a Kioti tractor.

For the most efficient experience and best way to clean up your yard, consider our all-in-one, exclusive Front Third Function & Rear Remote Kit. This kit will add your choice of both front and rear hydraulic implements, like a grapple and a backhoe.

Front Third Function & Rear Remote Kit: This all-in-one rear remote valve kit with front third function is designed to install on your tractor to add implements to the front and rear. This allows you to easily control various hydraulic implements using a joystick and/or switchbox controls. You can add one, two, or three rear remote coupler sets to your machine. One of the spools is dedicated to the front third function. Summit Hydraulics is the exclusive carrier to add front and rear hydraulics in one package. Browse our full selection of Front & Rear Kits for John Deere, Kubota, Kioti, LS, Bobcat models.

To better support the Front & Rear Kit or Electric Rear Remote Kit, the addition of a Hydraulic Cylinder Kit will make a big impact.

Read more in our Front Third Function & Rear Remote Kit article.

Learn more about the similarities and differences of our hydraulic kits

Summit Hydraulic Product Kit BreakdownThird Function Valve KitDiverter Valve KitFront + Rear Valve KitRear Remote Valve KitHydraulic Multiplier Valve Kit
Location on Tractor?FrontFrontFront + RearRearRear
Solenoid or Manually Operated?SolenoidBothSolenoidSolenoidBoth
Continuation or diversion of fluid?ContinuationDiversionContinuationContinuationDiversion
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How Do These Hydraulic Kits Work Together?

The front kits and rear kits can be used in unison. Remember that the Electric Rear Remote Kit, Front & Rear Kit, and Third Function Kit use control valves. This means that the fluid will constantly flow, and you will not lose any functionality when using these kits together. With the Diverter Valve Kit or Hydraulic Multiplier Kit, the valves will divert fluid away from an existing implement while using your new function. This means that you cannot use your existing function while operating your new one.

To better support the Front & Rear Kit or Electric Rear Remote Kit, the addition of a Hydraulic Cylinder Kit will make a big impact. This eliminates the need for timely manual tie-rod cylinder adjustments. You can adjust your cylinders hydraulically without time-consuming manual tie-rod adjustments.

To truly harness the full potential of your tractor’s hydraulic system, investing in the combined Front & Rear Kit is highly recommended. For those seeking the utmost in efficiency, flexibility, and ease of use, the Front & Rear Kit represents the best investment. It provides a complete solution that brings out the best in both worlds of your tractor’s capabilities.

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