Ive owned this International 404 for about 4 years. Its my first tractor and its been a great help around my 5 acre lot. Its gone through many phases prior to me with previous owners and "mechanics", including a full cab of some sort, a brush and front plow at one time, etc. Since taking ownership of the tractor I've accumulated many 3pt attachments in the time I've had it and always find a reason to be on it. I've had a IH 2001 purchased for it that has been sitting behind my barn up until last year when I finally scored the last of the brackets I was missing for it. I only plan to move mulch around and do light duty bucket work (lifting heavy crap off a trailer, maybe fork lift forks for moving pallets in my shop etc) Unfortunately someone years ago went yellow spray paint crazy and totally wrecked what should have been a nice machine with a fake industrial paint job.. and last year when my radiator let go I figured it was time to blow it apart and get it back to its old glory. In doing so Ive decided to clean up the added remote hydraulic lines and correct some of the plumbing so i can continue to use the tractor for years to come. When i got the tractor it had a double spool valve mounted to the side of it up near the steering wheel. The previous owners were using it for front mounted attachments and thus the hoses were super long and always coiled around it. Ive cleaned up the valve and want to build a bracket for it to mount directly to the 2001 framework and leave it attached to the loader incase it gets removed down the road. The previous owners had fed that dual spool valve from the lead port on the case mounted control valve to the right of the seat. In doing so they plugged the rear port of the case mounted valve and plumbed a return directly into the top of the tank behind the shifter to return the fluid faster (im assuming for the brush that used to be up front). Everything works as long as the case mounted valve is in the correct position.. but i dont love having it this way and i also want to put a dedicated set of remotes to the rear of the tractor for 3 point implements without having to remove lines going to the loader everytime once its mounted up. Initially i was going to buy another single spool and use the power beyond port on the dual spool loader valve i have and run them together that way.. but the more i thought about it the more i though it would make more sense to use the case mounted control valve to control the 3pt remotes and use a power beyond plate on that valve to feed the loader valve. Seemed silly to buy another valve when i could just plumb the IH valve correctly and have a much cleaner setup that works as it should. As i understand it i am fortunate to have one of the open on both sides valves and the early design with the 3 bolt case cover. The rear fenders and loader arm assembly wont be going on until spring so for now i want to get the loader valve mounted on the 2001 sub frame and get everything plumbed correctly so i can use my rear remotes for the tilt cylinder i put together for my 3pt blade for snow removal this winter at least.
Ive seen three different power beyond plate styles in researching. The style like the 504 had available to them (470 603 r1), the cast covers that have two ports near the top side, and the bates corp style machined plates that have two threaded holes. Im not particular to any one style if they will all do the same thing, however i my drawn photo depicts the IH 470603r1 style. I am a machinist/fabricator by trade so i have the ability to make my own block and the o-ring grooves as well so i will probably just make my own. That said i think i know what i need to do.. I just want some clarification/confirmation that im not wrong or going to screw something up. Ive included photos of the current setup some showing the actual IH casting numbers for reference.. as well as the proposed changes. Ive also attached some photos of the tractors progression from the yellow turd it was to where it is today. Im restoring the loader as well (rustoleum rebuilds) so i want to get the hoses right before its all said and done so i dont have to think about it anymore.
Does anyone see anything im missing with my proposed setup? I can run 3 point remotes using the valve on the tractor correct?
Thank you for all/any help. I tried to research as much as i could on options and part numbers and i just want to double check before i dive in to something and burn out my pump or something like that accidently because i did it wrong and missed a step.