There's a related meta question (Are small engines on topic?), but that's more about small engines.
How about questions on maintenance of compact tractors (not lawn tractors -- I'm thinking about >20-25HP diesel tractors with 3ph, hydraulics, pto)?
- suitability of attachments
- power requirements
- making alterations/adapting to fit an attachment
Specifically, I'd like to ask (with a few details added in the real question):
How can I more quickly switch between the lift and the attachment?
I've got a wood splitter that mounts on the three point hitch and runs off the rear hydraulic take-off.
[photo of hyd pipes/fittings]
In order to raise/lower (i.e. to move the machine) I have to shut off the tractor and swap hoses. I know that I should be able to add a valve, but I'm not sure of the right approach to take.
What sort of valve do I need to add, and what's the right approach to take for piping and mounting?