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Quick Release hydraulic fittings

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  • #47294

    avrum
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    I have the JW03 backhoe for my JM354 ’06 tractor. It would be easier to mount the frame mount backhoe if I had quick release hydraulic fittings for the hydraulic pump. What do you recommend?

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    Yes, the hardest part about mounting and un-mounting the backhoe is dealing with the hydraulic pump. Especially when you keep the transmission fluid level above the bottom of the pump cover plate.

    I have tried for years to figure out a better solution. Even went so far as to buy a PTO driven pump only to find out it was about a half inch too long to get the backhoe in place.

    I think it would make most sense to put a quick connect on the suction line at the tank end. Then on the pressure hose, maybe have a short hose from the pump and a quick connect near the tank area on the other side. (would probably require two new hoses) That way you could mount the pump and hoses before you back up to the backhoe.

    If I remember right, the pump only turns when the PTO is engaged but putting the 540/1000 lever in neutral does not stop the pump from turning. Otherwise I would probably leave the pump on the tractor all the time. A way to stop the pump but use the PTO shaft would be the best solution.

    Let us know if you figure anything out.

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    Thank you!  My question is where can I purchase the metric quick connects so I can mount the pump and hoses before attaching the backhoe?

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    Piper184
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    I doubt you will find metric quick connects, at least in the sizes/styles (there are many different ones) needed. Most likely you will have to go with an adapter of some sort. At one point I found an adapter for the pressure side, but not one for the suction side. I had considered having a custom flange fitting made for where it attaches to the pump, but then couldn’t figure out how to convert back to the filter housing on the tank.

    The filter housings are steel, maybe cast iron. Perhaps if I bought a second one for experimentation, I could braze (or weld) an SAE end on it. Could probably make something out of steel for the pump end since it is low pressure, maybe just a gasket for a seal instead of the o-ring used from the factory…..

    Hmmm, need some shop time! Been several years since I looked at any of that stuff.

    Clearwater Hydraulics in ID is a good place to start. Discount Hydraulics is another good source for odd-ball stuff.

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