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ehertzfeld
Ok it just hit me a few minutes ago. I think most of you have seen my 3012 project I got going on. Well I was going to use a single acting cylinder to dump the bucket. It is power dump and spring return. Well as I thought about it, with a full load of dirt or what ever, what is going to keep the bucket from dumping, the springs right? If I'm thinking right, this isn't going to work, right?

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quote:
Originally posted by PeppyDan
Would the fluid be able to be pushed back through the valve with the setup you have or would it just push against a closed valve? Dan
I belive it would just push agaist the closed valve.

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plastikosmd
a great action is to be able to control the curl of the bucket, a powered curl is very, very helpful..so i agree a double acting cylinder is what you need. edit: what i mean is..it is hard to get a full bucket of dirt with any machine..esp the smaller ones...so as you hit the pile a combination of lift and curl gets you a nice full bucket

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