1984 - Volume #8, Issue #3, Page #04[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New Style Hydraulic Replacement Coupler"We got tired of buying new couplers all the time," says Frank Knapp, Mineral Point, Wis., who designed and built his own coupler and standardized all his equipment to them. They've worked so well he's now manufacturing and marketing his "Couple-Eze" coupler.
It features a revolutionary "full flow" ball valve design which allows minimal pressure drop and produces faster machinery response. Knapp notes that there is no heat buildup, less wear and tear on internal parts, and the coupler can be easily serviced if ever there is a problem.
"When the tractor hydraulic system is in the float position, the full-flow feature of the coupler allows the hydraulic system to quickly relax. The coupler is also easy to couple and uncouple, even under a load. It will not break away or quick disconnect while the hydraulic pressure is on," says Knapp.
Both 1/2 in. and 3/4-in. couplers are available. The female 1/2-in. coupler sells for $38.69, and the male end for $28.79, plus postage.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Frank Knapp, Hydraulic Coupling Co., Box 289, Mineral Point, Wis. 53565 (ph 608 987-2822).
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