2011 - Volume #35, Issue #4, Page #38[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Hydraulic Coupler Kit
"Hydraulics shops can justify the presses needed to crimp standard hydraulic fittings," says Henry King, Do-More Hydraulics. "However, in an emergency or when the shops are closed, you may still need to repair a problem coupler. These fittings will do the job."
King began selling the couplings a year ago. When he began farming 20 years ago, he used similar couplings all the time. After going to work in a hydraulics repair shop, he noticed they didn't even keep the reusable couplings in stock. After talking with other farmers, he decided to start offering them himself along with replacement hydraulic hose and other related items.
"With the two-piece option, you can buy ahead and do emergency repairs yourself," says King.
The fittings consist of a simple socket that screws counterclockwise into the hose end. An insert is then screwed clockwise into the socket.
Hose fittings are priced by the size and type of hose. A 1/4-in. single wire hose coupler costs $12. A 3/8-in. single wire hose coupler costs $13.57, and a 1/2-in. single wire hose coupler runs $15.58. A 1/2-in. double wire hose coupler costs $17.72, and a 3/4-in. double wire hose coupler is priced at $20.50.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Do-More Hydraulics, LLC, 1026 Deaver Rd., Quarryville, Penn. 17566 (ph 717 284-3867).
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