Now, however, it has introduced the 2T Tefra coupler, designed for excavators from 1.4 tonnes up to 2.5 tonnes, depending on the dimensions of the excavator.
Engineering manager Neal Loughran says: “We decided to introduce this new coupler because of the number of requests we were receiving from customers – so its introduction was led by demand from the mini market.”
He adds: “The 2T coupler basically has the same components as the larger couplers. We designed the 2T coupler frame to work around the already proven three-tonne cylinder. We now have a fully functional and working product that has been rigorously tested and has been well accepted. We have already sold a number of these hitches to machinery dealers in the UK, including DA Forgie, Kubota dealers based in Limavady & Lisburn, who bought the first one. JCB, Kubota, Takeuchi and Caterpillar have also ordered a number of the new Tefras for their mini-excavators. We will have our 2T coupler ready for the mass market by mid-summer.”
The dimensions of the new 2T coupler are: pin diameter 30-35mm, pick-up centre range 118-143mm and bottom frame width 99+2mm.