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Quick Action Couplings: The Tractor To Implement Hydraulic Interface

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Quick Action Couplings: The Tractor to Implement Hydraulic Interface. ASAE Distinguished Lecture No. 8, pp. 1-14. Winter Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 14 December 1982, Chicago, Illinois  913C1582.(doi:)
Authors:   Gene Herzan
Keywords:   Quick Action Couplings?, Types of Couplings, Straight Through Couplings, Single Shut-Off Couplings, Double Shut-Off Couplings, The Connect and Disconnect Function, Connect Under Pressure Couplings, Mounting, Single Acting Sleeve, Double Acting Sleeve, Cocking Sleeve, Rigid Mounted Couplings, Contamination Exclusion, Swivel Mounting, Standardization, Yard and Garden Tractors, Larger Than 1/2 in. Size Couplings, Make or Buy

1.0 Introduction. On today's farms, quick action couplings provide the vital hydraulic connection between the tractor's hydraulic system and the implements attached to the tractor. This is but one of the many applications for quick action couplings and will be the major application addressed by this paper. I shall attempt to familiarize the reader with quick action couplings and their applications, some history of their use on farm tractors, their evolution in use on farm tractors, and factors to consider when selecting them.

2.0 What Are Quick Action Couplings?

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