Quick couplers

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Project: Quick couplers
Designer: Timothy Schmidt
Date: 2021
Tools: Wrenches
Parts: Frames, Nuts, Bolts, End caps
Techniques: Tri joints

Introduction

Quick couplers (also called quick hitches) are used with construction machines to allow the rapid change of buckets and attachments on the machine. They remove the need to use hammers to manually drive out and insert the mounting pins for attachments. They also bring with them additional safety risks that must be overcome by careful design and manufacture, and proper use.

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