Age of Head

Age of the OConnor head:

First, check the age of the head. We try to make sure all OConnor head components are replaceable including brake levers, drag knobs, etc. However, when we do update a model, there is a limit on how long we will support components that were unique to the discontinued model. This is especially true of body castings where the size of the sand pattern boxes can be very large and impractical to store for many years. Our commitment is to support all parts of the product for ten years after we stop manufacturing it. Beyond this, we will still support all components that are being used on current models or that are backward compatible with the current model. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee support to unique parts.

Fortunately, OConnor heads are very robust, and there are hundreds of heads out there beyond their support life that are still going strong! There are also specialist vendors that specialize in restoring older heads. Before buying a pre-owned head, make sure you look for something that is before its end of support life. Beyond this date, the second-hand value starts to decline rapidly since parts becme unavailable, and so if you do buy an OConnor fluid head beyond this date, make sure you negotiate a better price!

All current OConnor models, e.g. 2575D, are supported for as long they are manufactured and then a minimum of 10 years beyond their discontinuation date.

Below you will find a list of discontinued OConnor head models and their out of support date:



Supported Heads

Part Number
Catalog Description
Withdrawn from Sale
Support Withdrawn*
Sales Part Status
Modern Equivalent
1030-173
ULTIMATE 1030HD FLUID HEAD
2011
2021
SUPPORTED
1030D/DS
1030-333
ULTIMATE 1030HDS (STUDIO) FLUID HEAD
2012
2022
SUPPORTED
1030D/DS
*Unique parts no longer available

Supported Heads – Expiring soon

Part Number
Catalog Description
Withdrawn from Sale
Support Withdrawn*
Sales Part Status
Modern Equivalent
2009
2019
SUPPORTED
2575D
2011
2020
SUPPORTED
2560
2010
2020
SUPPORTED
2560
*Unique parts no longer available

Heads – Unsupported

Part Number
Catalog Description
Withdrawn from Sale
Support Withdrawn*
Sales Part Status
Modern Equivalent
100-Unknown
Model 100-C
Pre-1997
2007
OBSOLETE
2575D
1030-293
ASSY ULTIMATE 1030B
2005
2015
OBSOLETE
1030D/DS
1030-323
ASSY ULTIMATE 1030S STUDIO
2005
2015
OBSOLETE
1030D/DS
1030-903
ASSY DUTCH HEAD 1030Z
2005
2015
OBSOLETE
1030D/DS^
1030-Unknown
Ultimate 1030A
Pre-1990
2000
OBSOLETE
1030D/DS
150-Unknown
Model 150
Pre-1990
2000
OBSOLETE
120ex
200-Unknown
Model 200
Pre-1990
2000
OBSOLETE
120ex
2060-153
ASSY ULTIMATE 2060
2005
2015
OBSOLETE
2560
2060Z-203
Ultimate 2060Z
2005
2015
OBSOLETE
2560^
20 – Unknown
Model 20
Pre-1990
2000
OBSOLETE
2560
2575-203
Ultimate 2575B
Pre-1990
2000
OBSOLETE
2575D
2575-263
ASSY ULTIMATE 2575V VIDEO
2005
2015
OBSOLETE
2575D
2575-Unknown
Ultimate 2575A
Pre-1990
2000
OBSOLETE
2575D
2575Z-233
Ultimate 2575Z
2005
2015
OBSOLETE
2575D^
30-Unknown
Model 30
1997
2007
OBSOLETE
1030D/DS
40-Unknown
Model 40
Pre-1990
2000
OBSOLETE
2560
50-Unknown
Model 50-D
1997
2007
OBSOLETE
2560
515-004-0
Ultimate 5-15
1998
2008
OBSOLETE
1030D/DS
5200-003
Ultimate 50-200
1997
2007
OBSOLETE
120ex
C–Unknown
Model C
Pre-2000
2000
OBSOLETE
1030D/DS
DV-153
Ultimate DV
2005
2015
OBSOLETE
1030D/DS
DVS-453
Ultimate DVS
2005
2015
OBSOLETE
1030D/DS

*Unique parts no longer available
^Not Dutch

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