When a contractor is looking to get the most out of their excavator they utilize a variety of attachments that can get more jobs done. What is often overlooked is how those attachments are coupled to the machine – and how a tiltrotator can not only allow that equipment to do more, but to do it faster, safer and with less labour.
Finland-based ALLU, Inc. is set to show the company's latest technological and product innovations at the upcoming Hillhead UK 2018 event, held from the 26th to 28th of June in Buxton, Derbyshire, England. The company recently introduced a new Mobile App, and will showcase their range of Transformer Series mounted buckets, which screen, crush, pulverize, aerate, blend, mix, separate, feed and load materials, in applications including quarrying, mining, contruction, soil, C&D, waste and organics recycling.
Solesbee's, a Kinshofer company, offers blade-mounted dozer rakes as an efficient solution for land clearing, raking brush, and piling trees and branches. The rakes' c-curve design rolls brush and debris, making it easy to windrow material while minimizing the amount of dirt pushed with it. The rakes also feature an extended upright with multiple holes to easily mount on nearly any dozer blade without customization.
Cat B-Prefix hydraulic hammers, available in B4(s) and B6(s) silenced and B4 and B6 non-silenced versions, are designed for "plug-and-play" operation with a range of compact equipment – while delivering optimum life-cycle value. The new hammers are suited for skid-steer loaders, multi-terrain loaders, compact track loaders, mini hydraulic excavators (3- to 8-ton operating weights), and backhoe loaders working in a range of construction and light-demolition applications, including site prep, landscaping, masonry and concrete breaking. The B-Prefix hammers use a simple design that ensures reliability, versatility, ease-of-use and maintenance. As a package solution, the matching Caterpillar-designed hydraulic kits are also offered and the best fit for Cat machines, providing customers a breaker package with superior design and benefits.
Two new adapters are now available from Worksaver for Westendorf loaders. These adapters are designed for either the TA-20 series or TA-40 series loaders and allow these loaders to use skid-steer type attachments. The TA-20 series adapter interfaces with the Snap-Attach quick coupler on loaders with a centre-to-centre loader arm distance of 39 inches, offering a maximum capacity of 3,500 pounds.
LaValley Industries has entered into a strategic alliance with American Augers to distribute the TONGHAND exit side wrench and DECKHAND pipe handling system specifically configured for loading and unloading drill pipe in HDD applications. These additions complement the American Augers product line of pipeline equipment, which includes maxi-sized horizontal directional drills, drilling fluid reclaimers, pumps and trenchers.
KINSHOFER has acquired the Schaeff Transverse Cutter business from Atlas GmbH, a Germany-based crane and excavator manufacturer. The transverse, or drum, cutters are the first in KINSHOFER's line of crane and excavator attachments, allowing the company to serve contractors in a wider range of industries, including tunneling and mining. The addition also gives contractors in construction, demolition and landscaping access to a broader range of attachments, all from one manufacturer.
John Deere is adding three new plate compactors to its portfolio of over 100 Worksite Pro attachments, offering customers more model options to choose from. Designed for trench, slope and excavation compaction applications, the PC4, PC7 and PC10 plate compactor models deliver powerful performance and productivity.
KINSHOFER, a leading global manufacturer of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, offers its Multi-Quick Processors, featuring best-in-class cycle times, jaw change-out times and power-to-weight ratio. The attachments allow demolition and recycling industry contractors to use one attachment with several jaw sets instead of buying several tools for different applications. Contractors can choose from six to eight jaw sets, depending on which of the four MQP models they choose, including dedicated concrete, steel or tank jaws, as well as combination and specialty jaws.
Chicago Pneumatic hydraulic excavator attachments have joined Epiroc's product lineup as part of the planned Epiroc split with Atlas Copco. The Epiroc RX breakers, RC compactors and CG contractor grapples will feature the same high performance and outstanding reliability as before, with enhanced support from Epiroc's dedicated hydraulic attachments organization.
Bobcat Company expands on its current attachment line-up with newly redesigned trenching buckets and all-new grading buckets for Bobcat E26 through E85 compact excavators. Both buckets will greatly benefit compact excavator operators, offering them increased durability and reliability, maximum digging capabilities and easier clean-out when cleaning ditches, backfilling, leveling or grading.
John Deere redesigned its Worksite Pro pallet forks to be more durable and powerful than ever. Available in a 45-inch and 60-inch frame for jobs of any scale, the new attachments are optimized to work with John Deere G- and E-Series Skid Steers and Compact Track Loaders, and L, K-II and K-Series Compact Wheel Loaders, as well as most competitive models.
Solesbee's offers its series of manual and hydraulic excavator thumbs for any size and model of excavator. The thumbs allow operators to move from one application to another, such as moving dirt or material, without changing attachments. This versatility significantly increases efficiency for a variety of applications, including land clearing, site preparation, demolition and recycling.
Epiroc's premium SB series hydraulic breaker attachments are, according to the company, the industry's only breakers to come standard with an internal water port for dust suppression, a feature that can assist in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) final silica rule dust regulations.