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Typically, most plow blades (front and wing) are controlled by actuating levers on the centre console of a plow truck that are “AIR OVER HYDRAULICS”. This bank (manifold) of levers is supplied with 100-125 PSI of regulated air through a FRL unit (filter-regulator-lubricator) that is typically mounted on the front or lower right side of the centre control console.
As an operator moves the front plow lever to raise the plow blade, the air pressure is released and directed to an “air piloted valve” which in turn “pilots” a larger hydraulic directional control valve causing the hydraulic cylinder to raise the blade. Each control lever will control its own dedicated valve to perform a specific function. The Plow Pilot™ uses this air trigger signal to provide plow position information to the GPS/AVL device.