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    Default Color coding hoses to connectors

    My backhoe finally arrived at the dealer, but it still needs to be installed. So I don't have my tractor yet.

    But I went in to pick up my manuals and 'visit' my tractor, and was pleased to see they color code the loader hoses using colored zip ties to match (kinda) the connector caps!

    -hoses_small-jpg

    Is this standard procedure? I'd never noticed it done before.

    Oh, and 'cause we all love pics - the backhoe still in plastic waiting to be installed:

    -backhoe_small-jpg

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    Default Re: Color coding hoses to connectors

    Those coloured caps have a tendency to go walkabout. Consider a centre punch and leaving some permanent dots.
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    Default Re: Color coding hoses to connectors

    Both of my tractors have color coded caps. When they finally give up, I'll add colored Zip Ties.
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    Default Re: Color coding hoses to connectors

    Mine has them too. Coloured zip ties is the way I will be going.

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    Default Re: Color coding hoses to connectors

    you can get colored replacements pretty easily at hydraulic shops or on ebay


    all the tractors ive ever had have used them.
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    Default Re: Color coding hoses to connectors

    I did a similar thing to mine. All the hose caps were black, but I put a different color of tie wrap on each paired end of the 4 hoses. The end result is life is good lol.
    Nothing could be finer than riding my JD790 in South Carolina!!

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    Default Re: Color coding hoses to connectors

    My loader valve came with colored rings on the hose ends to match the colored caps and I looked a little bit for more then I got some zip ties and they work great! It helps you "remember" witch hose goes with witch coupler!

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    Default Re: Color coding hoses to connectors

    Don't overlook chicken banding rings.

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    Default Re: Color coding hoses to connectors

    Quote Originally Posted by Leejohn View Post
    Don't overlook chicken banding rings.
    Never even knew those existed. Quick trip (via Google) to eBay and there's all kinds of them - sizes, colors, styles. Thanks!

    Just a sample:
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