Caterpillar Introduces Mini Hydraulic Excavator Universal Coupler

📅   Thu October 26, 2017 - National Edition


Caterpillar's new mini hydraulic excavator universal coupler expands the range of Cat couplers designed to increase machine versatility and production in a variety of applications.
Caterpillar's new mini hydraulic excavator universal coupler expands the range of Cat couplers designed to increase machine versatility and production in a variety of applications.

The Cat mini hydraulic excavator universal coupler expands the range of Cat couplers designed to increase machine versatility and production in a variety of applications. The universal coupler either pins to the stick, or, can be picked up with the dual lock coupler, allowing skid-steer attachments to be interchanged and operated on the excavator.

The range of tools offered in the skid-steer interface includes bale spears, pallet forks and multi- and general-purpose buckets, which can increase the versatility of the mini excavator in agricultural, construction, landscape, and site-prep applications. The new coupler is designed for use with 4-, 5- and 8-ton mini excavators.

The universal coupler incorporates manual handles to lock tools in place. The high-strength coupler weighs up to 286 lbs. (130 kg) to ensure strength and lifting capability. This new coupler will give the excavator more versatility with the new capability to pick up a wider range of attachments, according to the manufacturer.

For more information, visit www.cat.com.