are all skid steer attachment couplers the same?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by turboawd, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 236

    as the title says, are all skid steer hydraulic attachment couplers the same?
    can i run a bobcat auger on a gehl for example?
    oh, and what about the more fancier attachments that have an electrical plug, are they the same?
    thanks
     
  2. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    Hydraulic only attatchments seem to be more standardized now than years back. Most seem to copy the Bob-Tach system and there's some adjustability in the attatchment lever. Hydraulic pressure and flow determine the performance of any given attatchment. Electically I have seen differences in Bobcat and other connectors.
     
  3. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    I think all the newer machine are running the same style coupler. It has a thicker rib on it than the old style did. I don't know what year this happened or maybe it was an OEM thing. My 03 machines had the old style flat coupler and the 06 machine has the new style.
     
  4. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    Asv Rc 30's use a bastard attachment plate that looks the same, but is shorter than standard.
     
  5. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    Whoops didn't read the post right nevermind!
     
  6. xcopterdoc

    xcopterdoc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 752

    The answer is yes. All flat face quick disconnects are now standardized. I havent run into any that are not as far as the aux hook ups. You should be good to go.
     
  7. dogsluvtrux

    dogsluvtrux LawnSite Member
    Posts: 155

    Short answer...some will work, some won't. Non-hydraulic attachments will always work (the industry has standardized to a 45" attachment plate on the full-size machines, a 36" attachment plate on minis (MT's, dingo's, kangas, etc.)

    Long answer...There are some companies out there that are still using a Pioneer coupler, but the majority of them are using the flat face, dripless coupler and they all look the same, however the length of the coupler can vary from brand to brand...you can usually get a set of adapters made or change the couplers pretty easily.

    As far as the electrical goes, Bobcat is currently using a 7-pin, milli-volt system. Some of the other brands are using a 12-volt system, some are using a milli-volt system also, but the connectors may be different. It is kind of a crap-shoot, your dealer shounld be able to get you the information you need.
     

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