D-Lock Tilt Coupler Enhances Excavator Productivity


Werk-Brau recently announced the D-Lock Tilt Coupler which allows an operator to tilt the attachment instead of repositioning the excavator for enhanced productivity and versatility on each jobsite.

A compact narrow body allows better visibility and performance, while the rugged, triple sealed power actuator allows trouble-free operation which is virtually maintenance-free. With up to 120° of tilt, the D-Lock Tilt Coupler enhances productivity thus increasing profitability by accomplishing tasks quicker with fewer excavator moves. These performance boosting couplers are ideal for mini and compact excavators to 5 t, and full-size excavators to 35 t. 

This unique design includes safety features like automatic front lock, dual pin locking, and a patented slide lock design. Dual locking design ensures that attachments remain securely engaged on both pins in the event of loss of engagement force. The simple yet safe unlock procedure ensures that the unit releases only when intended to, in a controlled, safe manner that prevents accidental releases. A multi pin center picks up all attachments in the same weight class with the same pin diameter. Just 4 hydraulic lines are required for installation, with no greasing or lubrication needed. 

Each unit includes a highly visible front lock indicator. Automatic front lock feature locks the front pin in the event the rear pin is not secured. The sliding jaw primary lock allows for multi pin centers to be accepted and is operated by a unique double skinned, double acting hydraulic cylinder utilizing full system pressure. No head feed tube or pressure reducer is required. The D-Lock Coupler fully complies to AS4772-2008 and EN474 Standard and expected forthcoming ISO international standards. 

Every D-Lock Coupler includes a dual pin locking (DPL) system. Front lock automatically engages the moment the rear jaw is activated, negating any chance of the bucket falling off if the operator misses the rear pin. DPL safety system locks both front and rear pins in the event of loss of engagement forces. It ensures that attachments cannot swing on the front pint in the event of loss of engagement forces.

A new 3-button coupler switch simplifies coupler safety and operation. The logic and sequence built into the switch ensure there will be no inadvertent activation. A 2-tone alarm (intermittent buzzer for activation and solid buzzer for disengagement) and a light system, alert operator that he has sent a signal to the coupler cylinder to disengage. This allows simple, safe activation.  A 5-second window allows operator to complete sequence or switch resets.

The D-Lock Coupler is the ideal complement to Werk-Brau Buckets and Thumbs of all sizes and types. The company also manufactures tilt couplers in other styles including Manual Pin Grab, Pull-Pin/Half Hitch, Kubota Bantam, and John Deere Wedge Tilt Couplers to suit a wide range of machinery and preferences.    

Source: Werk-Brau Co., Inc.

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