The new quick connect system from Steqcan is a literal game changer for wheel loaders.
The Westmeath, Ontario-based company’s unique quick connect system transforms a wheel loader into an easier-to-use, multi-tool carrier.
Unveiled this year, the system was developed in the fall of 2017 for Steqcan’s line of Giant wheel loaders to improve usability and versatility of the machines.
The quick connect system removes the boom and enables the user to mount the attachment directly to the loader frame. The system can be disconnected within two minutes by one person.
“We aim to improve the working landscape for compact loaders,” said John Stoop, the designer of the quick connect system. “By removing the boom, the user is no longer limited by the boom’s operation and space. This allows for better weight distribution, leverage, visibility and functionality for their multi-tools.”
Tools that are made for the quick connect system include: a direct compact mount snow blower, a mini-dumper, a mini-backhoe excavator, a three-point front hitch, a forklift mast and a standard loader boom.
According to the company, the system is ideal for municipalities and landscapers. The quick connect system can, when placed on a Giant D332SWT compact wheel loader for example, work within a unique 92 cm in the narrowest setting and travel at a travel speed of 19 km per hour.
Steqcan has designed the loader quick connect system for Giant loaders within the 33 to 45 hp range, which include machines widths of 92 cm to 135 cm, in the loader class of 1,500 to 3,500 kg.
Steqcan was founded in January 2013 and currently serves the Canadian market with a selection of agricultural, landscape, municipal and industrial products that include the Giant Wheel Loaders, Tulip and Peecon brands. As well, the company creates their own line of commercial buckets and equipment.