Tried-and-tested features of the previous hydraulic couplings are of course adopted – and are then adapted to suit the FFC system. A lever is still used to operate the attachment and disconnection operations, meaning that no force needs to be applied. As you would expect, the system can be attached on both sides while under pressure. The proven tear-away failsafe is also incorporated. Fendt also retains its familiar colour coding scheme for connecting pipes on the hydraulic coupling system.
The Fendt coupling plate enables equipment to be connected up rapidly. It can accommodate four hose attachments. This helps to prevent any confusion over hydraulic hoses. “The coupling plate is a great help because it provides a way on different tractors to employ the same coupling procedure. This, together with a pre-programmed teach-in sequence, removes any scope for operator error”, says Roland Schmidt. “To guarantee that the coupling plate is connected up correctly, centring bores are fitted to our system.