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Front loader Self levelling valve

  • 04-09-2023 5:43pm
    Registered Users Posts: 12

    Hello all.

    I've a trima 1190 4 front loader and wondering is it possible to put a self levelling valve on it?

    Most new loaders have them and just wondering is it possible?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,069 ✭✭✭emaherx

    Do you mean soft ride? Then yes.

    It's a simple retro fit kit. See


    Trima 1190 self leveling would be mechanical and involve some additional metal rods and a pivot on top to connect the headstock rams back to the top of the frame next the cab.

    Doubt it would be easy to retrofit hydraulic self leveling in any form.

    Mx loaders have additional cylinders above the main lift cylinder which are linked to the cylinders on the headstock which force it to level when raised/ lowered.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 toylexus

    Thanks emaherx, no it's not soft ride. Its when I lower the loader so that the head will remain level on the way down or up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,069 ✭✭✭emaherx

    Then it's not a valve that you'd be looking at. If you look at the picture of the Ford above you'll see the extra parts that the self leveling version has. It may well be easier to source another complete secondhand Trima loader just swap over the loader onto your existing brackets and sell the one you have. It wouldn't matter what brackets come with the the second hand one.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 657 ✭✭✭josephsoap

    Hi @emaherx

    just wondering with the MX loaders - do you think it would be a big job to retrofit the hydraulic self levelling ?

    apart from the two additional rams and the pipe work what would be required 🤔

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,069 ✭✭✭emaherx

    I assume if the loader looks like this one with all of the mount points in place:

    Then it wouldn't be too hard, if you can source the parts, I'd imagine the cylinders need to be the exact same spec for leveling to work. I can have a look at mine later to see if there is anything else to consider like check valves, I haven't really had need to study it too closely yet.

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