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Wedgelock Coupler Adds ’Instant Safety’ to Attachments

Fri July 23, 2010 - National Edition
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Engaging with the front attachment pin automatically, the Wedgelock Coupler’s I-Lock system secures attachments instantly, before the main lock is activated by the machine operator.
Engaging with the front attachment pin automatically, the Wedgelock Coupler’s I-Lock system secures attachments instantly, before the main lock is activated by the machine operator.
Engaging with the front attachment pin automatically, the Wedgelock Coupler’s I-Lock system secures attachments instantly, before the main lock is activated by the machine operator. Norco Attachments manufactures the Wedgelock quick coupler with I-Lock for all popular excavator makes and models.

Norco Attachments is introducing North American equipment dealers, rental businesses and contractors to a quick coupler system billed as the “the safest coupler on the planet.”

Norco’s Wedgelock quick coupler adds instant safety on the job site with its back-up locking system, known as the “I-Lock,” that engages the front attachment pin without requiring a machine operator to activate the main locking mechanism.

Carl Hartfield, president and CEO of Norco Attachments, said that acquiring the Wedgelock line adds a premier product to Norco’s range of attachments.

“The ’I-Lock’ system is the most advanced and reliable coupler back-up locking system available globally today,” he said.

Engaging with the front attachment pin automatically when the attachment is connected, the system also provides a built-in time-out that re-engages the “I-Lock” if the attachment is not removed in a timely manner after the coupler is unlocked to disconnect. The coupler is operated hydraulically and is known for its independent, initial and instant safety system.

The Wedgelock coupler’s high strength construction increases its wearability and reduces weight, helping to maximize product performance and reliability. Its low profile design ensures optimum breakout force and power at the bucket tip. Pin center variations are accommodated automatically and lifting eyes are fitted as standard, ensuring safe lifting capability.

“These couplers set our benchmark for the Norco value proposition,” Hartfield continued. “Customers have to be productive to be profitable. And they have to work safely to be productive. The Wedgelock coupler adds a whole new level of value to the attachment market.”

Complementing the coupler is Wedgelock’s line-up of rippers, buckets, rakes, thumbs, grapples and spades.

Wedgelock couplers are available for all popular exca