1999 - Volume #23, Issue #2, Page #03[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Push to Connect" Hydraulic Fittings
"We think our system will revolutionize the repair of hydraulic hoses because we've eliminated the need for expensive crimpers and the expense of keeping an inventory of pre-made assemblies on hand," says James McCoy, Advanced Technology Products, Milford Center, Ohio. The company introduced the new system to farmers for the first time at a recent farm show.
What makes the TechniGrripp system unique are the new "push-to-connect" fittings that can be attached to the company's special thermal plastic hose by hand. To replace a broken hose you throw away the original hose and fitting and use a wrench to screw a new fitting into the tractor outlet. Use a knife to cut the hose to the desired length, then align the end of the hose with a groove at the base of the fitting. Mark the hose at the end of the fitting with a permanent or ink marker and insert the hose into the fitting until the mark lines up with the end of the fitting.
That's all there is to it. The fittings lock in place automatically.
"The fittings are designed to be used only with our thermal plastic hose. They won't work with conventional wire-braided hoses, but will work on standard tractor and combine hydraulic outlets," says McCoy.
Available in three kits - basic, standard, and deluxe - that each come in their own carrying case. Prices for the kits range from $56 to $235 depending on the size and length of hose, number of fittings, and carrying case style.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, ATP Advanced Technology Products, Box 335, 12740 State Route 4, Milford Center, Ohio 43045 (ph 937 349-4055; fax 4155; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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