Caterpillar’s Auto-Connect quick coupler integrates hydraulic connections to supply the work tool for fully automatic tool changes – the operator never has to leave the cab. As many as six hydraulic, fluid, pneumatic or electric lines, can be plumbed through the coupler to supply attachments. Rigid work tools without hydraulics, such as buckets, do not require conversion to be picked up by the Auto-Connect coupler. Low construction height maintains bucket breakout force because the geometry in the relationship between the work tool and the boom is not changed. Auto-Connect fits Cat excavators from 20- to 40-ton operating weights.
September 28, 2010