Hill Engineering show the new Hill TEFRA Tilt Hitch at Hillhead 2016

Hill Engineering, a leading attachment manufacturer based in Newry Northern Ireland, is exhibiting once again at the sell-out Hillhead exhibition (Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, Derbyshire, 28 –30 June) and will be showing its new TEFRA Tilt Hitch, the award winning TEFRA Coupler and its Hill Titan Buckets.
The new TEFRA Tilt coupler was shown at Hillhead 2014 in prototype format the product is now in full production and will be taking centre stage on the Hill Engineering stand W18 at Hillhead in June.
The TEFRA Tilt Coupler takes all the advantages of the award-winning TEFRA coupler but provides the added benefit of increased productivity and versatility in multiple applications. The attachment is available for machines sizes ranging from 3 to 20 tonnes and, like the TEFRA coupler, has been specifically designed to be almost maintenance free. This tilt system allows operators greater flexibility in the way they use their machines and turns each and every attachment into one that can be used at up to 180 degrees.
The heavy-duty motor is self-lubricating and there is no requirement to grease the tilt mechanism. In addition, Hill have reduced potential wear items so users have peace of mind regarding any wear on pins or bushes.
The new TEFRA Tilt coupler boasts advance technology from German manufacturers HKS. The magic behind Hill’s new attachment is said to be the XtraTilt power actuator to achieve the 180-degree tilt function.
The robust design of the individual components of the XtraTilt, made from high-strength, surface-hardened materials, allows rotation almost without play, even after prolonged operation.
The swivel mechanism of the Power Actuators is based on the coarse-thread principle. The linear movement of the piston, when pressure is applied, is converted by multiple opposing coarse threads on the housing, piston and shaft to achieve a powerful rotary movement. If the hydraulic circuit is closed by the adjusting valve, which at the same time prevents movement of the piston and shaft, the attached coupler will remain in any required working position.
Oliver Phelan, Hill Engineering’s sales & marketing manager said, “We see this market growing significantly in the coming months and years as operators’ demand more from their machines potentially enter into new markets.” The quality associated with the Hill and TEFRA brands, coupled with the unrivalled back up services for our clients, means the TEFRA tilt should be an essential tool in any operators’ kit bag.”
Oliver added, “The award TEFRA coupler and the HKS Extra Tilt Power Actuator have been united to provide users with two market leading technologies which will transform the productivity of the users excavator. With a tilt angle of 180 degrees on all models, this ground breaking product will enable users to increase the versatility of their attachments in multiple applications.”
Robust & Simple Design – is at the Heart of the TEFRA Tilt.
Hill Engineering say that the simple and robust design of the TEFRA Tilt sets this product apart from other suppliers. The TEFRA comes with just three moving parts and has been proven to be the most reliable quick coupler on the market today. Additional to this, the HKS XtraTilt Power Actuator is self-lubricating and essentially maintenance free, so that users are able to concentrate on the important tasks. There can be no damage to tilt cylinders and failure of their connecting parts, such as fastening bolts and bushes, because the Power Actuator has none of these.
Key Features of the TEFRA Tilt Hitch
1. Award winning TEFRA coupler
2. Simple & robust design
3. Tilt angle of 180 degrees
4. Single cylinder operation, removing complexity
5. HKS Extra Tilt – essentially maintenance and wear free
6. Exceeds current and expected global safety standards
7. Available for excavators 3T-20T
The Hill Engineering TEFRA Quick Coupler.
The award winning fully automatic coupler TEFRA will also be on display at Hillhead. The TEFRA has transformed health and safety on construction sites around the world – and has been significant in Hill’s financial growth and increase in market share. TEFRA has proved itself to be the safest coupler on the market today – with only three moving parts – it has proven to reduce downtime extensively and make customers more productive in their operations.
The safety systems in the TEFRA eliminate one of the most dangerous aspects of handling attachments, which is the risk of attachments coming away completely. Hill Engineering solved this by using a positive locking system rather than a gravity locking system, making the crucial safety feature ‘active’ and not ‘passive’ in the way it works.
Completely manufactured in the UK, the TEFRA components are cast, which means its lower in weight and higher in strength.
You’ll find Hill Engineering on Stand number W18 Hillhead Quarry, Buxton, Derbyshire, 28 –30 June 2016.