Bobcat launches Tiltrotators for its excavators
By Murray Pollok05 August 2009
Bobcat is introducing a range of ‘Tiltrotators' for use with its excavators. The first available is the TR05 model for use on the 5 t Bobcat 435 excavator.
The Tiltrotator increases flexibility and versatility at the end of the excavator boom for the use of attachments such as buckets and grabs. It can tilt attachments up to 40o to the left or the right and also rotate an attachment through 360o in clockwise and counterclockwise directions.
To complement the TR05, Bobcat is launching a line of attachments specifically for use with the Tiltrotator. They include two grading bucket models; two standard digging bucket models; trenching buckets; an asphalt cutter; a ripper attachment and a hydraulic stone grab.
Bobcat said Tiltrotators are an "important development in the market for excavators, which are increasingly being seen as tool carriers capable of much more than simply digging holes. Using the Tiltrotator with the appropriate attachments can provide flexible and cost-effective solutions for a wide range of applications not normally undertaken with excavators."
All Tiltrotator functions can be operated simultaneously and proportionately using the joysticks in the excavator cab. The mounting system for the attachment on the Tiltrotator is the standard S40 hydraulic quick coupler system. The operator is able to change between non-hydraulic attachments on the Tiltrotator by pressing two switches simultaneously in the cab, without having to leave the seat.