John Deere releases new hydraulic coupler for compact excavators

September 21, 2016 -  By

Photo: John DeereJohn Deere released its new hydraulic coupler (16GE23) for compact excavators. The hydraulic coupler is designed for 35G, 50G and 60G excavators. It’s compatible with the full lineup of John Deere Worksite Pro attachments.

Operators are no longer required to exit the cab to switch buckets. Site clearing can continue with high productivity and minimal interruptions, John Deere said.

The hydraulic coupler offers a wedge bar locking system that compensates for wear and keeps the coupler joint tight. The wedge-style bucket pickup enables compact excavators to maintain breakout forces by keeping weight down, and operators can easily switch to other attachments, such as hydraulic hammers, with an adaptive bracket. The coupler is activated using a rocker switch. Once activated, curling the bucket unlocks the coupler.

“The hydraulic coupler optimizes job site performance and productivity by simplifying the bucket-switching process, so projects are no longer interrupted by a complicated, manual attachment-changing procedure,” said Mark Wall, excavator product marketing manager for John Deere Construction & Forestry. “This coupler was designed with smart features to quickly change attachments and keep operations up and running without enduring a long-drawn-out process.”

The Hydraulic Coupler works with a variety of Worksite Pro buckets and attachments. It’s compatible with most competitive models.

Photo: John Deere

This article is tagged with , , , and posted in Design/Build+Installation

Comments are currently closed.