Couplers


SMP Couplers, Tiltrotators Available Exclusively From Chadwick-BaRoss →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Heavy equipment dealer Chadwick-BaRoss Inc. announced an exclusive distribution agreement throughout New England for SMP fast oil connection (FOC) couplers and tiltrotators. Through an arrangement with SMP's North American distributor, Viking Equipment Inc. , Chadwick-BaRoss dealerships in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut will now stock SMP couplers and tiltrotators for excavators and backhoe loaders at all of their locations to serve customers in those states as well as Vermont.  Click for more...


VIDEO: Is Your Quick Coupler Safe, Compliant? →

From Construction Equipment Guide... For construction contractors, equipment dealers and manufacturers, safety should be the number one responsibility. Protecting employees and customers is not negotiable and must be the number one priority in the decision-making process. Every day, across the world, buckets fall from machines causing serious injury and even fatalities. As reported by OSHA, this is frequently caused by buckets disengaging unintentionally from excavator quick couplers.  Click for more...


All-New Brandt Coupler Built for Safety, Optimized for Deere →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Brandt Equipment Solutions has announced an expansion of its Hard-To-The-Core John-Deere-optimized attachment lineup to include a dedicated pin grabber coupler. The all-new coupler design has been added to ensure that John Deere Construction & Forestry dealers are able to deliver the safest, fastest-cycling coupler on the market for their customers. The unit is fully compliant with ISO 13031, EN 474, AS 4772 safety standards.  Click for more...


Rototilt Broadens QuickChange Program to Include Compact Sector →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Development continues for Rototilt's fully automatic quick coupler system QuickChange. Rototilt is expanding its line of next-generation quick coupler systems with three additional new sizes: QC45-4, QC45-5 and QC60-4, with delivery beginning May 2021. QuickChange can now be provided on tiltrotator models R3 to R8, as well as on QuickChange machine couplers in the 6.6 to 35.2 ton (6 to 32-t) range.  Click for more...


Steelwrist, Volvo CE Expand Cooperation With Launch of Factory-Mounted SQ Auto Connect Quick Couplers on Excavators →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Steelwrist and Volvo CE continue to develop the partnership that started more than a decade ago when Steelwrist became the preferred supplier of true factory mounted tiltrotators and quick couplers on Volvo excavators. As the demand for fully automatic quick couplers on excavators continues to grow rapidly, Volvo CE is now expanding the offering with Steelwrist SQ Auto Connect quick couplers directly from factory for both crawler and wheeled excavators between 13 and 35 tons.  Click for more...


Kubota Introduces Technology-Forward Next Gen Compact Excavators →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Kubota Tractor Corporation announced two new compact excavators and a new hydraulic quick coupler available at dealerships this quarter and plans for another excavator this summer. The introduction of the new KX057-5 and the U55-5 lead the company's construction equipment product introductions in 2021. Both models offer various upgrades from their previous (-4) units. The company also launched a new quick coupler for its 3-4 ton excavator class.  Click for more...


Double Duty Coupler Switches Tools, Saves Money →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Brandon Johnson is the epitome of a one-man band. As the owner and operator of Elite Earthworks, a site management company in Joplin, Mo., he tackles everything from burying downspouts to clearing and building out yards ahead of commercial and residential construction projects. No two jobs are exactly alike, so Johnson needs to have the right tools for whatever a job site throws at him, but he found himself spending a lot of time changing out buckets on his compact excavator or trying to make do with what he had.  Click for more...


SteelWrist, Rototilt Work Together to Launch Open S Automatic Quick Couplers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Open-S – a standard for fully automatic quick couplers for excavators – was launched Oct. 1. Machine operators can combine machine couplers, tiltrotators and tools from different manufacturers who are in compliance with the standard and be confident that they will be compatible with each other, according to the manufacturer. Products that comply with the standard are marked "Open-S". "Open standards make everyday life easier, whether it's plugs for electrical sockets, computer connectors or excavator quick couplers," said Stefan Stockhaus, CEO of Steelwrist AB.  Click for more...


Evolution of WBM Wedge-Style Coupler Systems →

Weldco-Beales Mfg. (WBM) recently introduced its newest addition to its suite of excavator couplers: the HL (Hydraulic Lock) Series hydraulic wedge coupler. The new HL Series coupler maintains similar features of the previous hydraulic wedge coupler with an additional hydraulically activated safety-locking feature that effectively eliminates the need for a manual safety lock to be installed after hooking-up to the attachment.  Click for more...


ACS Coupler Systems Turn Backhoes Into Tool Carriers →

From Construction Equipment Guide... ACS Industries Inc. offers coupler technology for backhoes that is highly durable, easy to use and yet is designed to add versatility to the front end of a backhoe loader. The ACS series 1500 quick coupler has a compact design that balances strength and performance. Its solid faceplate is in full contact between coupler and the attachment to evenly distribute the weight of the load and the attachment to prevent twisting or bending.  Click for more...