“I couldn’t believe it when I saw it,” he says. “You can change a work tool – pulveriser, grab, bucket, hammer, shear in just 15 seconds.”
Variolock enables the operator to change any tool including the hydraulic connection at the touch of a button without leaving the cab.
Paul Johnson says it’s a no brainer: “We’ve been working with this system for 6 months with not one problem. You can’t afford not to have one of these on your fleet. It costs £65 per hour to run a 30-tonne machine. With our old system two changes took one hour, with Lehnhoff just 30 seconds. For £9 a day you’ve got to be buying one of these.”