Choosing The Proper Valve-Mate II for your Application
Our Valve-Mate II systems are easy to install and operate, but require a few
bits of knowledge to choose the proper system for your vehicle or system.
Follow these steps to pick your perfect system, or call us at 1-800-680-4455
and we will be happy to help you choose exactly what you need.
Step 1. Choose how many channels you need. Does your machine have
a single winch (2 Channel IN/OUT) or an entire crane system that
requires outriggers and multiple other options (10-18 Channel). Do you
need air controlled outputs, electric actuated outputs or both?
Step 2. Choose Your remote. Do you want our standard remote, or our heavy duty upgraded remote system?
Step 3. Choose your operators. Depending on the manufacturer of your spool, you will need a particular style of operator to physically control the hydraulic cylinders.
Step 4. Find a good location to mount the control box. The Valve-Mate II systems include 6ft air control leads so place the control box within 6ft of your hydraulic spool. mount the box to the frame or a permanent piece of the vehicle.
Step 5. Install the operators on the hydraulic spool, connect the air lines, connect the main air input line and wire your control box into the electrical system of your vehicle. (We have compressors available if your vehicle does not include an air output valve.)
Valve-Mate II 4 Channel
Air Operated Controller
Choosing The Proper Operator for your System
Operators are the device that physically control the hydraulic cylinders. These come in a multitude of designs and we carry the most popular styles to fit 99% of the vehicles and machines in operation. Our operators mount on the back of the hydraulic valve, making them low profile and much more consistent, reliable and longer lasting compared to standard X-Rod cylinder style operators.
In most cases, figuring out the proper operator for your system is the most difficult part of creating your wireless hydraulic control system, so we define each of our operators below, to help you choose the correct one.
Chevron and New Miller Carriers, Kilar, Godwin, Kalyn-Siebert, Gresen
This is our most popular operator as it fits the widest range of cylinders.
Miller 311, 312, 2465, Vulcan 894
Small wreckers use the SD5 operator. NRC Carriers 2001 and later use SD11 operators.
Landall 2012 and Earlier, Superline, Talbert
Designed for Landall cylinders manufactured 2012 or earlier.
Landall 2013 and Later, Attach, Nomar
Designed for Landall cylinders manufactured 2013 and later, Attach, and Nomar cylinders.
Jerr-Dan 1997 and Later, Husco 5000
Designed for Jerr-Dan cylinders manufactured 1997 and later.
Miller Carriers before 2013
Designed for Miller cylinders manufactured 2013 or earlier.
Choosing The Proper Transmitter for your System
Our Transmitters (or Radios) are the main wireless control interface for your MCS system. They feature a weather-resistant design that ensures you will be able to control your system in the most demanding conditions. We offer an upgraded version that features a fiberglass injected plastic molded housing with solid aluminum back plate that is basically impervious to drops, crushing and water intrusion. Our transmitters include a rubber boot and strap to further ensure they are safe and make sure they are handy and within reach.
Standard 2 - 6 channel Transmitter
Our standard transmitter is built to last! Tough ribbon buttons, heavy duty housing and includes our weather resistant rubber boot and handy carry strap. Available in 2, 4, or 6 functions.
Heavy Duty 2 - 8 channel Transmitter
Our upgraded heavy-duty transmitter is built with fiberglass injected molding, includes a solid aluminum back plate for added strength, internal protection and drop resistance, and our weatherproof rubber boot and handy carry strap. Available in 2, 4, 6, or 8 function.
Heavy Duty 10 - 18 channel Transmitter
Our upgraded heavy-duty transmitter is built with fiberglass injected molding, includes a solid aluminum back plate for added strength, internal protection and drop resistance, and our weatherproof rubber boot and handy carry strap. Available in 10, 12, 14, 16, or 18 function.
Proportional 2-18 channel Transmitter
We provide many different transmitters for your proportional control applications. From trigger control gentry crane operators, to 18 channel Crane/oil fracking operations. Available in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 function.