How to hook up wood splitter hydraulics to tractor with Power Beyond
I have an Iseki TL 2101 FD with a Koyker 155 loader. The loader valve has 3 lines coming from the tractor, Power Beyond, Pressure, and Tank. I bought a used log splitter and hooked it up to the Pressure and Tank lines using quick connects, leaving the Power Beyond line hooked to the loader valve. It works but there are 3 problems. 1. The tractor 3 point hitch won't work with the splitter hooked up, (not a big deal for me). 2 The splitter has a two stage valve with auto return but it won't kick off when the cylinder fully retracts, it just sits and squeals until I pull it manually. It will kick off if I only extend the cylinder an inch or two and then push it to auto return. 3. The splitter squeals and won't split a really hard chunk of wood. I don't know if any of this is related to the way I have it hooked up but doing some research I wonder if I should hook the splitter pressure line to the tractor Power Beyond line instead of the pressure line, and leave the pressure line hooked to the loader?
Picture shows the Power Beyond line, Pressure line, and Tank line from the tractor. Initially I thought the problem might be bypassing inside the cylinder so I rebuilt it, but the packing looked fine and nothing changed. Cylinder was leaking a bit from the rod seal so it wasn't a total waste.