Working on the move or on the road, it’s important to cover as much territory as possible. All that movement and activity means a lot of wear and tear on your equipment, so you need heavy duty couplers and multi-coupling plates made from rugged materials to withstand the abuse. At the same time, you need quick-change versatility and leak-free environmental protection to keep up the pace in any mobile application.
Stucchi offers hydraulic quick couplers, adapters, and auxiliary kits to keep your mobile equipment on the road and productive.
Mobile hydraulic systems power everything from skid loaders and snow plows to cranes and excavators. Auxiliary hydraulic systems are the driving force behind heavy-duty attachments like hydraulic breakers or grapples that can put the durability of your equipment to the test. Operators rely on the hydraulic system to perform as expected and stand up to the harsh abuse put on mobile equipment.
Mobile Hydraulic Equipment
Designing and engineering mobile hydraulic systems is fraught with its own set of challenges such as space and weight limitations, which are not an issue when designing industrial hydraulic systems. See Mobile Hydraulics vs. Industrial Hydraulics for more information on the differences and challenges with each type of hydraulic system.
Mobile equipment is used in a wide range of industries and applications such as:
- Snow Removal
- Waste Management
Mobile equipment must be powerful and durable to withstand the environmental and application demands in these industries.
Challenges with Mobile Equipment Hydraulic Systems
Mobile hydraulic equipment poses unique challenges to operators who must accomplish heavy-duty tasks like demolition, construction, or forestry work while also dealing with environmental factors such as rain, wind, heat, humidity, ice, and snow. The hydraulic system on mobile equipment must be:
- Durable, able to withstand vibration, torque, and pressure
- Easy to connect and disconnect under residual and thermal pressure
- Allow for versatility with quick change of various attachments
- Maneuverability over rugged terrain
- Leak-free to prevent environmental contamination
This is quite a lot of demands to put on mobile hydraulic equipment. You do not want to find out half way into demolishing a building or while hauling logs out of the forest that your hydraulic coupler has failed and your equipment is down. Not only do quick connect failures cause unintended down time, they are often accompanied by an oil spill. In most cases, this requires costly clean up efforts on top of repairing the equipment.
Quick connect failures can be prevented when choosing the right quick couplers from Stucchi designed for your mobile application demands.
Stucchi Solutions for Mobile Equipment Hydraulic Quick Connect
Stucchi offers the right hydraulic quick connect solution for your mobile equipment no matter the application with a wide range of:
- Flat face quick couplers
- Threaded flat face quick couplers
- High pressure quick couplers
- Skid steer quick couplers
- Auxiliary hydraulic kits
- Multi-coupling plates
We continually develop innovative hydraulic coupling products that meet the ever-changing demands of modern equipment, Our design of the flat face quick coupler set the ISO 16028 industry standard, and we continually research and develop first-to-market hydraulic quick connect solutions. With dozens of quick coupling solutions ideal in various mobile applications, please reach out to one of our hydraulic specialists for assistance in choosing the right quick coupler for your equipment.
Some of our most popular hydraulic quick coupling solutions for mobile equipment include:
APM Series – flat face couplers that provide leak-free quick connect and disconnect under pressure.
DP Plate Series – a multi-coupling plate that provides simultaneous coupling and uncoupling of two to four hydraulic and/or electrical lines with one movement.
FIRG Q Series – utilizes QPQ plating technology for corrosion resistance superior to zinc plating in many environments.
FL Series – designed with 316 stainless steel for high corrosion resistance.
Saturn Block Series – user-friendly relief system that drains residual pressure before connection and disconnection.
VEPHDL Series – a heavy-duty, threaded, flat-face coupler that provides failsafe connections for the most demanding mobile hydraulic applications.
VT17-ZN RoT-lock – screw-to-connect flat face couplings with axial bearing and automatic locking sleeve for heavy duty applications with severe pressure impulses, vibration and rotation of hoses.
Auxiliary Hydraulic Kits – auxiliary hydraulic and conversion kits for skid steer and excavators. Convert your mobile equipment to handle high-flow attachments and heavy duty applications with the auxiliary power you need.
Our team of hydraulic specialists have vast industry knowledge of all mobile equipment hydraulic systems and how to install the best quick couplers to meet your demands. Stucchi offers more than 60 years of experience in providing hydraulic solutions with highly engineered hydraulic quick couplers, adapters and auxiliary kits customized to your application demands. Contact us with your biggest challenges for a solution to all your mobile equipment hydraulic needs.
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The A-HD Series Flat Face Couplings address residual pressure in a circuit, anywhere thermal expansion of trapped fluid causes pressure to develop. They connect by hand with residual pressure, without releasing any fluid into the environment, due to an internal valving system.Read more
The A-HP Flat Face High Pressure Series Coupler offers a simple yet highly effective, patented safety system to prevent accidental disconnection, making it the solution for high pressure leak-free applications. This patented sleeve system automatically rotates the sleeve when connected, engaging the safety lock mechanism. To disconnect: the coupler sleeve must be turned and aligned between the release notch and locking pin.Read more
A-PREMIER INTERNATIONAL SERIES
The A Premier International Series offers the same higher pressure ratings, superior flow characteristics, and lower pressure drop features and benefits as the A Premier series, with convenient international BSP British or German DIN port configurations. Specifically designed for applications needing no-leak performance and the ideal solution for limiting contamination in hydraulic circuits,the non-spill design avoids fluid loss during connection and disconnection. We also have our standard A-Premier series with NPT, SAE, JIC, and ORFS port connections.Read more
The A Premier Series Flat Face ISO 16028 Interchange Couplings offer higher pressure ratings, superior flow characteristics, and lower pressure drops compared to FIRG Series or competitors’ products. Specifically designed for applications needing no-leak performance and the ideal solution for limiting contamination in hydraulic circuits, the non-spill design avoids fluid loss during connection and disconnection. The A Premier is also available in an international version, with British BSP or German DIN port options.Read more
The A-ZN Series Flat Face Couplings utilize specialized plating for high corrosion resistance, designed to exceed the ISO salt spray test. Standard zinc plating is rated for 400 hours before red spotting. The Z version offers higher pressure and superior flow ratings with a lower pressure drop compared to competitors’ products. The ZN version plating is designed to exceed 1000 hours before the appearance of red spotting in the same ISO salt spray test.Read more
AG INTERCHANGE IR I IRV I IRS SERIES
The Agriculture IR Series Hydraulic Quick Couplings offer automatic shut-off during disconnection. The IR features a variety of connection mechanisms: ball (IR), poppet (IRV), push pull (IRS) or push pull sleeve connectable under residual pressure (IRS PC). Poppet or flat-face are recommended for new applications.Read more
The APM Series Flat Face Couplings are state-of-the-art solutions for high residual pressure. They address residual pressure in a circuit anywhere thermal expansion of trapped fluid causes pressure to develop, and connect by hand with residual pressure, without releasing any fluid into the environment. The APM is intended to relieve pressure within itself only.Read more
The BIR Series ISO A Interchange Couplers are one of the most popular designs worldwide, due to their durability and use of a poppet style valve for the sealing mechanism. The BIR series features a zinc plated steel coupler and zinc plated hardened steel nipple, with nitrile seals. They are available from size 1/4 to 2 inches in size, to cover the various fields of hydraulic applications.Read more
BM3 PLATE SERIES
The BM3 Series of Multi-Coupling Plates allows the simultaneous couple and uncouple of two large diameter hydraulic lines with a single, simple movement requiring very little force. The system eliminates crossing of lines, reducing downtime and insuring couplers are fully connected. The auto-locking system insures that lines are connected safely and provides secondary retention of the connection.Read more
CUSTOM PLATE COUPLERS
Whether you are refurbishing your entire plant or simply replacing legacy couplers, our custom plate couplers meet your needs—and are designed to your exact specifications. Eliminate crossing of lines, expensive leaks and downtime, with custom plate couplers that perform consistently in a rigorous environment.Read more
DP PLATE SERIES
The DP Series of Multi-Coupling Plates allows the simultaneous couple and uncouple of two to four hydraulic and/or electrical lines with a single, simple movement requiring very little force. The circuit lines can all have the same coupler nominal diameter and different media. A dust cap is supplied, and options include: an electrical connector for low voltage requirements and a parking station.Read more
Dust Caps & Repair Kits
Protective caps and plugs are useful accessories that prevent damaging dust, water or mud from entering the quick couplings, thus lengthening their working lives. Repair kits are available upon request.Read more