Electro-Hydraulic Control Solutions for Skid Steer Loaders

Skid Steer Loaders can benefit from inventive application of electrohydraulic controls. Smart bucket, drive system and auxiliary systems are easy to integrate into hydraulic manifolds or existing castings. HydraForce, with its comprehensive line of cartridge valves and manifold capabilities, can provide numerous custom control solutions for your skid steer loaders.



Skid Steer Control Meets HydraForce Innovation

"There's no other machine like it!" Neil Messick of Messick Equipment said as he took a test drive on a skid steer outfitted with electrohydraulic technology developed by HydraForce and Roquet. This video shows Messick demonstrating the many unique hydraulic functions of this machine, including "return to dig," bucket shake, soft ride, float, self-leveling, telematics and a beginner mode. These functions are made possible with HydraForce electroproportional cartridge valves, including the EVPR and EHPR electroproportional cartridge valves, ECU electronic controller and ERAU remote access unit for elegant and even remote control. Roquet provided the monoblock cylinder controls, which are servomechanically controlled by the HydraForce EVPR valves. The skid steer is actually a prototype Gehl R190 that has been used in testing for several years. Gehl developed the prototype electronic joystick that uses the HydraForce electronics.

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Associated Applications



Pressure controls | Proportional controls | Plug-in electronic controls Learn More
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IOT Fleet Management for Skid Steer Loaders

Implemented on skid steer loaders, HydraForce Internet of Things (IOT) technology improves reliability and availability and can even extend its lifetime. This is achieved by capturing and reporting operating data such as smart bucket and auxiliary main and aux. controls, ride control, as well as through enhanced control and improved asset utilization.

The construction industry makes substantial investments in equipment and machinery. IOT fleet management technology from HydraForce raises ROI by improving availability and reducing maintenance costs.

IOT Fleet Management Solutions  

  • Monitoring and logging of key operating characteristics (cycles, hours, temperatures, pressures, vibration, etc.)
  • Reporting of key performance indicators
  • Remote adjustment of on-board settings (maximum permitted speeds, loads, etc.)
  • Updating of onboard software
  • Geo-location
  • Reducing the risk of breakdown and preventing unnecessary maintenance