2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #59[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Fix Your Hydraulic Hose Fittings FastYou can fix hydraulic hose fittings yourself with reusable, 2-piece hose fittings from DO-MORE HYDRAULICS. Experience money savings, less downtime, and easy assembly with the fittings.
“While working a job about 25 years ago, the need to repair hydraulic hose fittings arose on several occasions,” says Henry King, DO-MORE HYDRAULICS. “The situation was inconvenient and costly in terms of both time and money. It meant leaving the business and traveling to a shop for a new hose fitting assembly. After talking with farmers over the years, it became apparent that if repairs could be made easily on site, these repairs could be completed any time, with very little inconvenience.
“With our reuseable hose-fitting option, you can buy the hose fitting supplies ahead of time, and do your own emergency repairs immediately.”
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. male pipe single wire hose coupler sells for $11.75 and a 1/2-in., two-wire coupler sells for $17.95. A 1/4-in. single wire female thread hose fitting sells for $11.80 and a 1/2-in., two-wire coupler sells for $18.95. Accessories include a mandrel set (for cutoff wheel) that sells for $4.95; and 3 and 4-in. cutoff wheels that sell for $1.50 apiece.
A starter kit is available that includes NPT 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2-in. single wire couplers and a mandrel set for cutoff wheel and cutoff wheel. It sells for $95.95.
A farm/shop kit includes all parts in the starter kit plus JIC 1/4 and 3/8-in. single wire couplers and JIC and NPT 1/2-in. two-wire couplers. It sells for $199.95. A deluxe kit includes all parts included in the farm/shop kit plus a JIC 1/2-in. single wire coupler, a JIC 3/4-in. two-wire coupler, and NPT 3/4-in. 2-wire coupler. It sells for $299.95.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, DO-MORE HYDRAULICS, LLC, 1026 Deaver Rd., Quarryville, Penn. 17566 (ph 717 284-3867).
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