Looking for a replacement for an original equipment global coupling? Connect to an SAE coupling by using one of Gates® international conversion adapters. A Gates® conversion adapter has SAE threading on one side and a global thread on the other. Whether you're looking for a British, German or Japanese fitting, Gates has the solution. To determine what type of international conversion adapter you need, it's helpful to first establish the equipment's country of origin. This will assist you in identifying what type of thread end is being used. Caution: Don't be fooled by the manufacturer's name. John Deere, for instance, manufactures in both North America and Europe, so some models may have North American threads while others may have international threads.