Cat Spare Parts to Have On-Hand for Your Heavy Equipment: Control Valves

When you hear the term “control valve,” you know immediately that something is being controlled by a valve. Beyond that, you may not have any clue. There are many different types of control valves, and they all perform the same function: to control the flow of a liquid or a gas to different areas of the machine or device it is installed on. Within a hydraulic system, flow control valves are used to regulate the speed of the motor or cylinders inside the system. This helps to control the power output or the rate of energy transfer, enabling you to lift the boom on your machine or lower it. You’ll find control valves in many applications, from showers and faucets to  your yard’s sprinkler system.

Wagner Equipment Co is a Caterpillar dealer with locations throughout Colorado, New Mexico, and far west Texas, namely El Paso. We are a comprehensive Cat dealer, meaning we take care of your machine’s needs beyond the sale. We offer Cat parts and service to keep your machines moving. We focus on customer care and on finding the right piece of Cat machinery for your needs. Below, we’ll take a look at some Cat spare parts to have on-hand for your heavy equipment, namely control valves. Contact one of our Cat dealers to get started today!


There are many different types of control valves to meet and fit different applications. The most common include:


Gate control valves

Globe control valves

Pinch control valves

Diaphragm control valves

Needle control valves


Control valves themselves consist of three main components: the valve, the actuator, and the controller. While there are many different types of control valves, there are two basic ones: a plug and seat design and a quarter turn valve. These are also called linear and rotary designs. There is usually an electrical component that tells the valve when to open and close.


385-9082: Valve-Control

This control valve is used both as a replacement spare Cat part for a wastegate actuator for the water connection group. It is made from steel for durability and longevity. It’s easy to install, and if you visit our website, there are numerous drawings to help with installation. This 385-9082: Valve-Control will fit paving compactors, backhoe loaders, excavators, industrial engines, telehandlers, and more. When you order this Cat part, all of the compatible orders will be listed for you. Order today!

367-2064: Valve Group-Flow Control

This control valve is a flow control valve for orbitrol and steering. It helps with fluid flow in machine steering systems. Made from steel for durability, this control valve is painted black and can be used with M10 hardware. It’s dimensions include: 5.51 inches in height, 6.5 inches in length, and 5.71 inches in width. This 367-2064: Valve Group-Flow Control is specifically made for most models of paving compactors. The compatible list can be found on our website. Order this spare Cat part to have on-hand today.

346-9615: Valve Group-Control

This control valve is used to control pressure and as a flow compensator. It’s a pump control valve that helps with the flow of oil to an actuation device for adjusment of piston pump displacement of Cat equipment. This control valve is in the pressure and flow compensator valve group. It has a margin pressure of 2200 kPa (320 psi) and a pressure cut  off of 27,000 kPa (3915 psi). This 346-9615: Valve Group-Control is used in many pieces of heavy machinery, such as earthmoving compactors, forest equipment, wheel-type loaders, wheeled excavators, backhoe loaders, and wheel dozers. If you have multiple pieces of these types of heavy equipment, this is a great spare Cat part to have on-hand.

373-6980: Valve Group-Control

This control valve is used as a replacement for the hydraulic control valve in many different pieces of machinery. It is used an an auxiliary control valve and is an OEM direct replacement Cat part. This control valve fits wheel-type loaders. When considering spare Cat parts to have on-hand, this 373-6980: Valve Group-Control is useful. When something goes down, having a wide variety of Cat spare parts on-hand will save you time, effort, hassle, headaches, and money. You can just grab whatever spare Cat part you need to replace from your storehouse and then be on you way to getting work done. 


Wagner Equipment Co offers the best new, used, and rental heavy equipment. As an authorized Caterpillar dealer, you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality equipment and Cat parts available. We invest heavily in technology, bringing you machine control systems and site positioning systems so that you can do the same amount of work in less time and be safer doing so. We offer fluid analysis to gauge the health of your Cat machinery. Plus, with our values in action, you, the customer, are our priority. We do everything we can to make sure your needs are taken care of.

We are a comprehensive heavy equipment dealer, aiming to take care of your every need from your first inquiry with us till the moment you no longer need our services when you sell your machine. We can answer all of your questions, point you in the right direction, and make sure you have the Cat parts and the maintenance you need. After all, it’s no good having a skid steer, a front end loader, a telehandler, or a rotary drill if it won’t work. We also offer dozens of Cat attachments that allow you to do more with your existing heavy equipment, saving you tons of money in the process.

Whether you need replacement Cat parts to have on-hand, such as control valves, or you need a service call, we’re here to help. You can shop online 24 hours a day, and with our Cat drop boxes, you’ll have access to the Cat Parts Store whenever it suits your schedule. Call one of our Caterpillar dealers in Colorado, New Mexico, or far west Texas to get started today!