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Quick release hose connection for a MEC

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by kraiza, Nov 16, 2011.

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  1. kraiza

    kraiza Active Member

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    I have a MEC9000HN and I want to put a quick release hose connection on it. So it would be a little easier to switch for the 12ga to the 20ga.
    Will a standard 1/4" air quick release work like what on a air line. Or do I need a hydraulic fitting.
    John
     
  2. Fox32

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    John,

    That is eaxactly what I use and works great! Be sure and use tape on the threads so it does not leak!
     
  3. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't the fluid leak out of the fitting. The hydraulic fitting has a spring loaded ball bearing to stop the flow, of which the air fitting does not. I suppose you are good as long as you hold the disconnect high.
     
  4. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Some high end air couplers are just like hydraulic couplers. That said, the hydraulic couplers are made for hydraulic fluid applications while air hose couplers are made for air applications. I wouldn't use anything but the right tool for the right job. Of course that is my opinion and you know how that song goes.
     
  5. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    There is no high hydraulic pressure, use the air chucks.

    They have "O" ring seals.

    GB
    DLS
     
  6. 682LINY

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    I used one from a myers snow plow, also if you have a friend at the local bus company and they have orian buses,, fuel line couplers from them work,but then i have about 3000 of them at work so price was right
     
  7. kraiza

    kraiza Active Member

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    Thanks guys. I went to my local land scraper and power equipment guy. They had what I needed. It was for a small plow. $16 and I'm good to go.
     
  8. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    For future reference an air chuck will work, but you have to have the coupler on the hose side not the ram side. For some reason the restriction doesn't allow the fluid to leave the cylinder fast enough thus causing a very slow return.

    Bryan
     
  9. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    MEC pump is putting out around 800 psi. I have pnumatic quick disconnects on both my 9000 presses for 13 years now, no leaks. The hydraulic quick disconnects on my John Deere are bigger and not interchangable with pnumatic fittings. The safety factor on these air disconnects is higher then MEC pressures.
     
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