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    EXCAVATOR QUICK HITCHES

    Manufacturer and plant hire company join forces to raise awareness

    Coupler manufacturer Miller and Flannery Plant Hire have held a series of open days focusing on demonstrating the latest in fully automatic quick coupler technology. The Flannery fleet of excavators is fitted with the new Miller TwinLock 2 fully automatic quick hitch.

    Martin Flannery said: “We spoke to Miller initially as we wanted to fit our fleet with fully automatic hitches that would offer additional protection if the back pin was not correctly engaged during attachment”

    Gary Miller, Technical Director said: “Our continuous improvement design philosophy allows us to push the boundaries of coupler design technology whilst still retaining functionality and versatility from existing products that we know work well and our customers endorse”.

    The Miller TwinLock 2 is fitted with an Automatic Blocking System designed to automatically capture the front pin in the event that the rear attachment pin is not correctly engaged during the attachment process. It is also designed to only release a bucket or attachment when the operator intends to do so and in a safe and controlled manner. 

    Comment: This is positive development for this plant hire company. Both Miller and Flannery have also re-emphasised the importance of operating all quick hitches correctly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and HSE advice.

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