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Summit Valve Quality? #2797 12/19/2021 06:46 PM
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Anyone have any knowledge on the quality of Summit hydraulic valves?
The price difference between them and Prince makes me wonder if too good to be true.

Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2798 12/20/2021 08:03 AM
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where are you sourcing the Summit valves from, and do you have a spec sheet? I'd like to take a look myself..Happy Holidays

Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2799 12/20/2021 09:49 AM
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Monoblock Hydraulic Directional Control Valve w/ 2 Joysticks, 6 Spool, 11 GPM from Amazon. $350 vrs $900 for Prince valve?

Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2800 12/21/2021 08:16 AM
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I looked them up on Amazon and they are located in Phoenix,these valves are probably imported from China and assembled here into the assemblies. The reason the Prince valve is $900 is the American labor to make the parts here. Last I looked most vendors were out of stock on the Prince valves,maybe they only tool up once a year to make those dual stick valves, or the covid shut them down hard,dont know on that..
the Summit valves might be a economical price alternative,never laid hands on one yet-look at fit and finish of the threads-and if equipped the NPT or JIC tapers quality FWIW
Happy Holidays to all

Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2801 12/21/2021 07:33 PM
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I never heard of the brand,---BUT its kinda like the chainsaws,--new faces showing up all the time and it dont mean they are all bad! Without seeing them,--its hard to judge!


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Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2802 12/24/2021 11:53 AM
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I got this one on Amazon a Year ago to replace the sticking valve on my loader. It's still sitting on my bench. been a hell of a year. It's Made in China of course but I figure for the price I would give it a try. The Ports are not SAE as advertised. I ordered the fittings for the SAE ports advertised and when I went to install them..... NO FIT... the reviews all only complain about the port sizes the valve function is great. I think the ports are actually NPT. Still need to order the right fittings to use it. I can get a piece of pipe to screw in with the proper feel. The SAE fittings are either too loose or won't even screw in. Ahh I expect nothing less for the price.


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Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2809 12/24/2021 07:19 PM
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some of my valves will take a pipe threaded piece and I never had them leak during use,---just up or down them to fit your hoses. 3/8 up to 1/2 or 1/2 down to 3/8 or whatever size you need and they work fine!
I prefer pipe threads myself,--its a lot simpler for me!


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Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: sonny] #2813 12/25/2021 11:26 AM
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Figure I'll get swivels & screw them in to make it easier to attach the hoses. IN and Out are 1/2 and working ports are 3/8. Says the ports are #8 & #10.... NOT........ Maybe #6 & #8. #8 screws into the inlet & return ports and seem to tighten up but I don't like the slop in the threads. Feels like it would blow out under pressure.


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Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2820 12/28/2021 12:08 AM
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Had to order some stuff for the bucket truck so I ordered both NPT swivel fittings and SAE boss. whichever ones fit the best will get used. hopped out to the backhoe today and looked at it. I think that's going to be 1st on the to-do list after I'm cleared to start walking again. can't even use the FEL right now because without the backhoe attached, I have NO counterweight.


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Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2823 12/28/2021 08:18 PM
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ya, loader without weight on the rear is kinda limited on lifting much!


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Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2827 12/29/2021 09:14 AM
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I could barely use it to push the dirt back in the trench after the hoe came off. No traction to push either.


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Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2839 12/29/2021 11:42 PM
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Sooo I got my selection of fittings for the valve today. #6 too small #8 too big and the threads for the boss fittings are too course. NPT 3/8 for the working ports and 1/2 for inlet & return.
#6 too Small #8 too big
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NPT threads
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Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2843 12/30/2021 05:33 PM
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I just had a feeling they were pipe threads! MOST of my valves are!


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Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2846 12/30/2021 11:26 PM
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yep but this project is on the back burner for now. Got to get the bucket truck back together


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Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2854 12/31/2021 12:54 PM
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Could they be BSPP or BSPT?

Re: Summit Valve Quality? [Re: Dave60] #2855 12/31/2021 04:21 PM
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just another thing to cause aggravation..so close yet no go. NOTHING is simple anymore..well,maybe opening a can of beer.
Happy New Year everyone


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