There are approximately 20 major excavator manufacturers in the world today, all of whom have well-functioning systems for operating quick hitches on their equipment. The operation and location of the quick hitch lock buttons, on the other hand, differ depending on the manufacturer and model.
There is therefore a risk of incorrect operation in situations where the excavator operator employs different machine types. It's analogous to having different brake and accelerator pedal positions depending on the make of a car.
We're taking yet another step forward in our efforts to improve safety. Ultimately, we want to standardize and make the operation of all quick hitches safer for everyone who uses an excavators.
The quick coupler locking system reduces the likelihood of accidentally activating the wrong button or function. Every brand of excavator, tiltrotator, and quick hitch available on the market is compatible with this product. The system consists of a control panel with switches to activate the quick hitch on the excavator and another switch to activate the tilting quick coupler on the tiltrotator. All of the functions are consolidated in a single panel that is always in the same location in the operator's cab.
and we've developed a quick hitch operating standard to help us out. In order to reduce the likelihood of making potentially dangerous mistakes when switching from one excavator to another, an operator must be able to quickly recognize and understand the controls on each machine.
It is also capable of controlling most quick hitch versions available on the market and improving the functionality of fully hydraulic solutions and quick hitches such as Oil Quick, EC-Oil, and others. No matter what brand or model you have, the quick hitch coupler has an additional safety feature in that it requires ground pressure on the bucket in order to be released. This means that the bucket cannot be released into the air, thereby reducing the risk of accidents caused by falling buckets.