Press Release Summary:
Designed for excavators and backhoe loaders weighing 6–26 ton, Tilting Couplers allow operator to precisely position bucket or attachment without having to reposition machine. Hydraulic quick coupler configuration, featuring 4 independent locking components, meets current and proposed safety standards. Front lock retains attachment in event of improper rear pin connection, while rear lock and mechanical spring system retain attachment in working position should loss of hydraulic power occur.
Original Press Release:
New Geith Tilting Couplers Increase Productivity
SUWANEE, Ga. — The new Geith tilting couplers provide up to 180 degrees of rotation side to side — depending on the model. Designed for use with excavators and backhoe loaders weighing between 6 and 26 tons, the tilting couplers allow operators to more precisely position the bucket or attachment without having to reposition the machine — increasing overall productivity.
Featuring four independent locking components, the hydraulic quick coupler configuration meets current and proposed safety standards (ISO/DIS 13031).
The front lock retains the attachment in the event of improper rear pin connection while the rear lock and mechanical spring system retain the attachment in a working position should a loss of hydraulic power occur. Unlike gravity-type systems, the front and the rear spring-retained locks maintain high functionality in severe and dirty environments.
Additional safety features include a curved engaging plate and a hydraulic cylinder check valve, as well as the “curl to release” control system that provides a safe process for attachment engagement and release.
The variable pin center design allows operators to pick up and change between a variety of OEM attachments from the comfort and security of their cabs. Operators also have the ability to reverse bucket orientation when working in confined spaces, such as against walls or under pipes.
Geith, headquartered in Slane, Ireland, with North America operations based in Suwanee, Georgia, is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of excavator attachments — including buckets, thumbs and quick couplers, as well as grapples and concrete crushers. With more than 50 years of proven engineering experience, Geith attachments are adaptable to any brand of excavator or market requirement, improving the productivity, profitability and safety of construction, demolition, mining and recycling operations around the globe. For more information on Geith products, visit www.geith.com.