That's a lot nicer than the one we got from Parker, looks indestructible, and still cheaper.There are a couple companies that make a tool to put the fittings on. I haven't tried any of them yet so I don't know how well they work.
You have to cut the hose, which you have to do carefully if you plan to reuse the fitting. I prefer to cut a slice off the side of the hose, cutting toward the yellow ring, and only cut through the nylon reinforcement, then bend the hose to the side and it should slip off. If you just cut into the hose with a sharp blade and score the barb, it will leak.Ok, how do you take them off?
I use push-lock fittings with polybraid hose all the time whenever there's no pressure on it. It's a lot less expensive, and a lot easier to get the hose on. Kleen-Rite sells it in several colors which for some reason is even cheaper than the clear.I'm about to rehose a water wizard and there's tons of push lock fittings on them.