General Spring Quick Hitch Information:
1. The spring operated quick hitch is a fully manual system.
2. Each work tool to be picked up by the hitch must be fitted with two dummy bucket pins.
3. The pin diameter (gap between hanger plates & bucket pin centres) must be the same on every work tool to be picked up by the hitch.
4. All hitches manufactured by Evans and Reid will be tested & certified to the host machine’s maximum digging force.
Basic Instructions on Operation (detailed instructions are supplied with every hitch)
1. The front hook on the hitch engages the front dummy pin on the work tool.
2. The rear, spring loaded ‘swinging’ hook is moved using a bar which fits into a socket on the hook. As the bar is pulled down, the spring is compressed or deformed as the hook moves. The rear hook the engages the work tool’s rear dummy pin, the bar is released and the hook clamps onto the pin.
3. A safety pin must then be inserted into the hitch behind the rear spring loaded hook. This safety pin ensures that the hitch does not open during normal work tool use. It allows the hitch to be used safely.
DO NOT USE THE SPRING TYPE QUICK HITCH WITHOUT THE SAFETY PIN.
4. To remove the work tool from the hitch; the safety pin must first be removed. The work tool can then be released using the bar as in (2) above. Remember to replace the safety pin in the hitch once the new work tool has been picked up, or if no further work tools are to be used on the hitch.