Even with the covers on there is always liquid and/or dirt on the fittings when I got to connect them. This style is just easier to clean before I make the connection. I do need to get some caps on the attachment side of things for sure.They are a bit cleaner but if a fella uses covers over you outlets & wipe the tips off with a rag the old style tips are good. I drew a circle around the coupling slip ring. If that gets hit it, you can get a flat spot & they are a real PIA to get apart, the same for the slip coupler on the other connector that will be on the machine. On my brothers skid loader those get whacked occasionally when the grapple is on it. It may not be a problem on the tractors with loaders since the couplers aren’t sticking right out the front.
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