Woods Equipment to Distribute JBA Couplers

January 22, 2013

Woods Equipment Co. has entered into a strategic partnership with JB Attachments Limited, a New Zealand-based maker of earthmoving attachments, to market and distribute JBA’s patented variable center coupler through their U.S. and Canadian dealer network.

The product line fits machine classes from two to 45 metric tons and will be co-branded “Woods Variable Coupler by JB Attachments.”

“JB is a pioneer in quick coupler systems,” said Jerry Johnson, president of Woods Products Division. “Their ingenuity and quality are perfectly aligned with the products we currently offer the construction market under our Wain-Roy, CF, and Gannon brands.”

The new line of variable couplers fits 10 machine classes and is valued for the versatility of its universal design, Woods says. The coupler’s low profile and lightweight design increase breakout force while reducing fuel consumption, and with only two moving parts, maintenance and opportunities for failure are both reduced, according to Woods.