New mechanical couplersPublished 20/12, 2022 at 09:38
Bobcat has extended the company’s quick coupler portfolio with a full selection of new mechanical pin grabber systems available for the entire Bobcat mini excavator line up. They are said to be ideal for use in many applications including construction, rental, roadwork, landscaping and agriculture.
The new mechanical couplers offer increased comfort and productivity, with a single visit design to help operators change between attachments quickly, easily and safely on the jobsite. Coupler systems like this can convert mini excavators into tool carriers, enabling the operator to switch between buckets and a wide range of other attachments within minutes, thereby maximising efficiency and output.
As well as speed and versatility, the reversibility of the new couplers allows operators to work closer to walls or under pipes. Pin on attachments are also simple to attach, an attractive feature for rental businesses and their customers, increasing the adaptability of machines and the return on investment.
Thanks to the hook shaped engineering design of the coupler, the bucket does not fall when unhooked. A perpendicular lock system ensures there is maximum safety when working with Bobcat mini excavators.
The proven and tested design offers peace of mind as there are no greasing requirements and very few moving parts with no maintenance requirements (other than a daily inspection), ensuring, says Bobcat, that these are hassle free couplers. The open and simple design is meant to work in mud thus material does not get trapped in the system and block the mechanism. The mechanical pin grabber couplers are manufactured using extra high strength steel increasing durability, while optimising weight and the mini excavator’s performance.