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Question on sun star dual hydraulics

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I have this sun star that I picked up 2 summers ago. It has the 3 point and dual hydraulics (2 levers). It also has a set of hoses running to the front, I assume for something like an angle plow. I don't know if these hoses were ever used. I have been toying with the idea of making a small set of forks for the rear 3 point. I would like to use a small hydraulic cylinder as the center link and run the hoses from the cylinder to the unused hoses at the front of the tractor. My question is on how does the hydraulic system work on the sun star? Is there a by pass valve that allows the use of the 2 front hoses without activating the 3 point or bottom cylinder? Or say I use the one lever to operate the rear cylinder, will the hydraulic lift cylinder under the tractor be activated at the same time? I am assuming being a factory set up that the hoses going to the front can be activated from the factory control valve without adding anything or making modifications?

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CTD01

One lever will operate  The rear hydraulic lift which is the cylinder under the center. The other handle is just operating the two hoses up front.  So yes you can hook the hydraulic center link to those hoses and that will operate with the outer handle.

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The outer handle now operates the cylinder that raises and lowers the mower deck  So I'm guessing that the cylinder that raises the mower deck will continue to activate every time I use the outer lever to raise or lower the rear hydraulic center link if I use the front hoses?

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CTD01

The one that raises and lowers deck also raises and lowers 3 point. Thats the same cylinder. The other handle is stand alone to the front hoses only. 

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