Hydraulic Quick Connect Couplers Won't Connect? You Need This Accessory.

Hydraulic Quick Connect Couplers Won't Connect? You Need This Accessory.

Posted by Ian Stewart on 17th Sep 2020

A common problem when connecting any quick-connect hydraulic coupler is that line pressure can build up, making connecting the couplers nearly impossible without releasing the pressure. The XBoom Coupler® QC-Mate(TM) quickly and safely solves that problem.

The QC Mate uses specially shaped clamp jaws (13 Gauge steel tubing with large structural side gussets) that mount to a ratcheting hand clamp, providing powerful 600 lb clamping force. The Clamp Jaws accommodate both 3/8" and 1/2" and a second set accommodates 1/2" and 3/4" hydraulic quick couplers. It's compatible with all standard Flat-Face Hydraulic Couplers and Ag Style Hydraulic Couplers within those sizes. 

Will it work for my machine?

This tool is compatible with ALL standard 3/8, 1/2, 3/4 NPT nipples and fittings that attach to the back-side of Flat-Face and Ag Style Hydraulic Couplers. However, the Clamp Jaws need to engage the back-side of each coupler. Therefore, this device may not be compatible with some “Hydraulic Blocks” where access to both sides of the circuit are not accessible. Also, pre-measure your longest connection point distance (the spread) and make sure it is less than 12" (Contact us if you need a wider clamp, 18" option may be available for request). For the jaws to engage, you have to have access to the flat surfaces on the back of the couplers and a “shared center-line” for the clamp to align correctly and create an in-line clamping force.

What's included?

  • QC-Mate(TM) with installed 3/8" & 1/2" Jaw Set
  • Loose set of 1/2" and 3/4" Jaw Set
  • (2) Spare Pins
  • (4) Spare Pin Clips
  • Original IRWIN Jaw Pads and Stand

Cost? Where can I purchase?

Shop QC Mate

For just $85 this accessory has helped operators across the country to more quickly and efficiently connect their quick connect hydraulic couplers. Sure, you may be able to get it done with the QC Mate, but when you're doing this day after day, having the right tools just makes your life that much easier. Click Here to learn more, or get yours today!

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