I heard today Altec has bought the US rites to Effer. Subsequently part prices just shot up 300%. I heard an $850 valve is now $2500. This is coming from an Effer owner in NC. Owners beware.
The point is now they are MORE expensive due to AltecIt's a knuckleboom crane and parts are REALLY expensive and always have been. Word of advice. Effer doesn't make the valves neither does Palfinger. You will pay markup from both. Go to the maker of the valve not the maker of the crane. This rule applies for all tree equipment.