We upgraded to a modern PPG sectional valve to run all of our components. It is custom-designed with weeks of trial and testing. Every circuit is custom-designed for flow and pressures per our needs. This valve is run electronically with the ability to run it manually if required. We relocated the valve from our previous models to the side of the machine for easy service or cleaning. We protected it with a 10 gauge steel cover that can easily be removed with two rubber straps.
The lift cylinder was reigned to match our new valve and pumps. We went with a smaller bore and a bigger rod. This will make a tougher cylinder with keeping our cycle times the same or better than our previous model. We let the block and tackle self-center itself and encased the cylinder with guards. We put hand turn knobs on all the guards so if you need to change a cable you do not need a wrench to remove the guards.
This is a custom-made track system with a worldwide resume, hundreds of thousands of cycles are nothing for this system. We designed it to hold all of our hoses up and out of the way for a clear operator’s view. It folds up nicely when storing the mast.