Remote Hydraulic Connection Block - Code Named the Saturn
This block was created to directly correct the deficiencies seen in the Faster brand block which is installed on most modern Bobcat Skid Steer Loaders & others like Takeuchi. You can simply remove your existing block and screw this one directly in it's place. On machines where you would like a remote connecting block, this can be fitted also. Many of our attachments with remote options will have this block installed.
Why change out the Faster Bobcat Hydraulic Block?
If you have ever damaged a fitting, you will know why. Bobcat/Faster treats their fittings like gold and demands a heavy price for them. Their fittings are no better than these. They just have multiple levels of mark-up added to them. Actual cost to produce poppets off-shore is around $5. Why pay $120 or more for the same item?
The pressure relief is hard to use and does not relieve all of the pressure from the lines of the attachment.
The Saturn block uses simple replacement fittings that are high in quality and low in price. Less than $35 per fitting and you are back in business. Bobcat charges over $120.
The pressure relief on the Saturn block uses a simple lever that you pull out and move up and down. The pressure is fed back into the case drain line which holds no pressure. This insures that you can relieve all of the pressure in your lines which makes for an easy connection.
The Saturn block may also be mounted to older machines which do not have a proper connecting block for their hydraulics. You will need to add a case drain in many of these installs, but it is worth it not having to wrestle with your couplers any longer.
What is a CASE DRAIN?
A Case Drain is a return line that goes directly back to your reservoir tank for your hydraulics. It is used as a drain point back from some attachments. It is the ideal return for coupler draining because many times your lines will hold pressure even when the machine is turned off. By utilizing this line, the Saturn block insure that all of the pressure is bled from your attachments thus making your life a lot easier when it comes to re-attaching the implement.
Customers have asked for a product like this to add to their remote booms on their mini excavators. So you see this product has many advantages and can be used on a multitude of skid steers including Bobcat, Case, John Deere, Thomas, Takeuchi, Caterpillar and New Holland Skidsteer loaders.
Buy a Saturn block today and say good-bye to being ripped off on replacement parts!