Understanding the working methods of Bobcat skid steer hydraulic quick couplings and skid steering hydraulic systems is the key to achieving optimal performance. Maintaining hydraulic systems with the correct Bobcat quick couplings is essential for efficient, leak-free operation. Choosing the right hydraulic quick coupling can make the skid steer machine and the required accessories run smoothly and efficiently.

Power Many Attachments with Quick Couplers


  • Buckets – Various types of buckets can be used in utility vehicles, loaders for loading dirt, grain, fertilizer, rocks, heavy construction materials, and short buckets
  • Wood chipper – It is easy to grind branches, trees, and branches with continuous chipping.
  • Excavator – Easily pick up and move tree stumps, rocks, broken concrete, or special-shaped objects. Use with a ditching bucket or three-tooth grab and backhoe attachment.
  • Concrete mixer – Compared with using a stand-alone mixer, the concrete mixer is controlled from inside or outside the cab to mix, transport, and dump concrete faster.
  • Digger – Easily dig trenches and holes up to 48 inches deep, remove large rocks, stumps, and transplant trees and bushes.bobcat-auger
  • Grapple – Use the grappling hook attachment to remove debris, rocks, overgrowth, brushes and roots, while allowing dirt to fall between the teeth, thereby reducing the load and reducing the load
  • Forestry cutter – Cut down bushes and trees and grind them into mulch, covering areas ranging from 50 inches, 60 inches, and 70 inches.
  • Mowers – Use lawn mower attachments to quickly mow large areas with a cutting width of 71.5 or 89.5 inches.
  • Pallet fork – The fork is one of the most common bobcat attachments, which can lift and carry heavy objects easily.
  • Snow blade – Used to clear snow on driveways, sidewalks and parking lots to reduce snow accumulation.
  • Snow pusher – Remove snow from uneven surfaces, such as decorative concrete, sloped sidewalks or paving stones.

All these Bobcat accessories have something in common, they require the correct Bobcat hydraulic quick couplings to work effectively. Regardless of the purpose of your Bobcat vehicle or the accessories used, understanding the hydraulic system and knowing how to maintain and replace the Bobcat quick coupling is essential to the performance of the equipment

Understanding the hydraulic coupler system

The hydraulic coupling system on the skid steer utility vehicle is very similar in different brands and models, which makes it easy for you to understand how Bobcat hydraulic quick couplers work and how to best replace them. Although many hydraulic quick connectors may be compatible with various skid steer and Bobcat equipment, they are not manufactured in the same way. Choosing the correct Bobcat quick coupling will provide effective, efficient and leak-free hydraulic fluid control.skid steer quick couplers

Many people want to know how to use hydraulic couplers, how to connect them and their purpose. It is important to know how to connect the skid steer attachment, how to set up the quick coupling on the machine and the function of the quick coupling option outside the machine. You should see the quick connect coupling options arranged vertically outside the machine.

The first quick coupler at the bottom is usually a flat face female quick coupler, which is a pressurized quick connect coupler on the Bobcat. A trigger switch inside the cab sends traffic to this pressurized coupler to power accessories such as lawn mowers, buckets or other powered accessories. When the hydraulic flow returns, it returns through the male coupler, which is the third from the bottom. Then, the male connector brings pressure back to the Bobcat through the filter system to pump back through the female pressure connector.

flat-face-hydraulic-quick-couplings-1Therefore, the bottom quick coupler is a female pressure coupler that powers all accessories, the third coupler from the bottom up is a male return coupler, and the coupler between the two is the case drain. This is a 3/8 male flat face coupling. . This very important quick coupler brings excess pressure back to the return pipe and tank. In this case, the drain pipe joint can prevent the motor on the accessory from rupturing due to backlog. The attachment at the top is a 14-pin or 8-pin electrical connector, allowing the operator to control the additional functions of the attachment.