Quick-release hose couplers

  • 14-Jul-2009 02:16 EDT

Sloan Transportation’s Gladhands quick-release coupling devices are used to connect the service and emergency air lines from a truck or tractor to the trailer. According to the company, the couplers release trailer brakes up to 50% faster than standard methods, reducing the wear and tear on drums and linings, therefore minimizing overall maintenance costs. The devices also help to prevent the trailer bounce that often occurs during city driving. The couplers have a rubber seal that prevents air from escaping. To connect the Gladhands, the driver presses the two seals together with the couplers at a 90° angle to each other. A turn of the Gladhands attached to the hose joins and locks the couplers. Color-coded for easy identification, Sloan’s quick-release Gladhands are available in both standard-serve and 37.5°-emergency mounts. The polyurethane seals are wear- and corrosion-resistant from harsh roadway chemicals, preventing cracking and tearing.  

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