In the spring of 2022, tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon will launch a lightweight pallet fork for excavators in the weight class of 2-6 metric tons.
For years Engcon has offered pallet forks for excavators, which have become increasingly popular. In line with the increased demand, the company is now expanding its offering to the 2-6 metric ton range of excavators.
“Pallet forks for excavators will soon be as common an attachment as the bucket on excavators working on construction sites or performing various service work,” says designer Mikolaj Tepper, who has been involved in the development of the new pallet fork.
The new and lightweight pallet fork comes in two versions, one hydraulic and one mechanical and it can handle a load of 2 metric tons of TP500 which means that it is rated for 2 metric tons of load 500 mm out from the back edge of the forks. The weights are calculated at 141 kg for the mechanical and 151 kg for the hydraulic pallet fork and the standard length of the forks is 800 mm.
The hydraulic version is adapted for Engcon’s automatic quick hitch system, EC-Oil, allowing the operator to connect the pallet fork and its hydraulics automatically, without stepping out of the cab.
“The hydraulic pallet fork with EC-Oil fits perfectly with our new EC206, which later in the year will be equipped with our automatic quick hitch,” continues Tepper.
According to the company, the new lightweight pallet fork will be on display at fairs and events throughout 2022 and delivery is expected by the end of the year.