General "Musts":

  • Follow manufacturer's installation, maintenance, and operation recommendations/specifications.

"Musts" for Double Swivel Brackets and Flat Bar:Swivel bracket with flat bar and tool bar mounting bolt labeled.

  • Swivel brackets: Install bushings in both swivel bracket bolted connections to allow break-away (BA) coupler to move freely - generally 80 degrees side-to-side and 30 degrees up and down.

"Musts" for Flat Mounting Bar (Flat Bar) and Double Swivel Brackets:

  • Two bolted connections between the flat bar and application/toolbar unit support (application/toolbar unit frame – not hitch). Welding the flat mounting bar to toolbar support is not allowed.
  • Single bolted connection between the double swivel bracket assembly and flat bar. This bolted connection must not to be connected to the application/toolbar unit support.

"Musts" for Other Components and Items Installed on and Around BACD:

  • Bleed valves on both sides of BA coupler.
  • 350-400 psi/NH3 rated hydrostat/rain cap when withdrawal hose is mounted on the toolbar and not the nurse tank.
  • Discharge “jumper” hose must be long enough to allow full movement and separation of BA coupler-see manufacturer specs.
  • Toolbar components and components in assembly with the BA coupler must not impede the operation of the BA coupler.
  • Display manufacturer model specific connection and disconnection instructions to be readily visible near the BACD.
  • Parker-Pioneer requires both the aluminum ring around the BACD and the instruction decal posted near the BACD.

Coupler describing nurse tank withdrawal hose, hydrostatic relief valve, bleed valve, swivel bracket, bleed valve flat bar connection point on toolbar, and discarge jumper hose

Recommended placement of BA coupler:

  • Position BA coupler as close as possible over the toolbar/nurse tank hitch connection point.
  • Position BA coupler at least 24 inches above the toolbar/nurse tank hitch connection point during field application. The goal of the last two recommendations is for maintaining consistent hose length through turns, free from entanglement.