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Homemade Tool Attaches To Loader's Female Quick Couplers
Ray Brubacher, Wallenstein, Ontario: “We’re always fighting high pressure in the hydraulic hoses on our Quicke front-end loader when we try to connect the hoses in hot weather. The heat causes the oil in the hoses to expand which causes the pressure to build up. To solve the problem, I came up with this homemade tool that attaches to the loader’s female quick couplers.
  “I pulled the inside components out of a regular Pioneer coupling, welded a nut into the threaded end of the coupling, and then screwed a 5/16 by 2-in. fully-threaded bolt with a T-handle into the nut. A few turns of the T-handle forces the internal pin into the female coupling and releases the pressure slowly and safely without blowing out the O-ring seals.

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1