To improve flexibility and the ability to accommodate more work tools, Rototilt has developed a new generation of tool attachment frames.
The launch includes four new frames in 41 new variations covering standard configuration, QuickChange and the demolition segment.
The tool attachment frame is the link between a work tool and the excavator’s machine coupler or tiltrotator and is key to making the entire chain work. Rototilt’s new generation will be able to match the majority of hole patterns on the market.
“Although the tool attachment frame is somewhat hidden away in the tiltrotator system, it is key to making the entire system work,” said Jörgen Bergfors, Rototilt Product Specialist. “For users of QuickChange in particular, it is important for us to create a durable and flexible solution. We have really listened, and this investment is enabling us to meet the need for significantly more work tools and areas of use. The attachment frames for certain tools will also offer a 6-degree compensation to work optimally below our tiltrotator.”
As well as providing a wider range for end users, the new generation offers new benefits for Rototilt dealers. This is achieved, in part, by the new tool attachment frames having the same basic design in both the standard configuration and with QuickChange.
“Our dealers will be able to stock fewer basic models and still easily create multiple different variants,” Bergfors said.
In addition to tool attachment frames for service tools, Rototilt has developed more variants for heavy work, which are especially useful in demolition. These include a version without a base plate, which can potentially be welded directly onto heavy work tools.
“With our fully automatic quick coupling system QuickChange, the excavator operator is able to detach and attach the tiltrotator very quickly, as well as switch to heavy tools such as hammers and sorting grapples. The weldable tool attachment frame will generate considerable benefits for our users in the demolition segment,” Bergfors said.
As tool attachment frames are connected to the Open-S standard, end users can also combine Rototilt tool attachment frames with machine couplers and tiltrotators that use the same standard. This makes it possible for work tool manufacturers to prepare their products for QuickChange.
“This is good news for anyone who uses couplers, work tools or tiltrotators within Open-S,” Bergfors said. “Other manufacturers of work tools, for example for the demolition sector, will also be able to offer this as a package to their customers.”
The new generation of tool attachment frames are scheduled to launch this fall.