Rosy con­struc­tion out­look / Hill Te­fra Tilt cou­pler

The Te­fra Tilt from Hill En­gi­neer­ing is tak­ing off

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Hill En­gi­neer­ing’s Te­fra Tilt ro­tat­ing quick­hitch, which al­lows at­tach­ments on an ex­ca­va­tor or back­hoe to be ro­tated up to 180 de­grees, has taken off in re­cent times, with the com­pany re­port­ing a 60 per cent growth in sales over the last year.

Where the Te­fra Tilt dif­fers from its com­peti­tors is its stan­dard pin-grab­bing sys­tem which makes any at­tach­ment com­pat­i­ble with the unit, rather than be­ing at­tach­ment-spe­cific.

Belfast-based Hill En­gi­neer­ing sales and mar­ket­ing man­ager Oliver Phelan says the at­tach­ment is highly ver­sa­tile.

“The prod­uct it­self has re­ally taken off,” he says. “We are sell­ing more and more as the months go by. We have seen a 60 per cent growth in sales of the Tilt over the last year and it’s still grow­ing.”

The Te­fra Tilt is based on Hill En­gi­neer­ing’s own Te­fra quick-cou­pler, us­ing it as the base be­fore adding a tilt mo­tor from Ger­man man­u­fac­turer HKS to achieve the 180-de­gree move­ment func­tion. The unit is suit­able for ex­ca­va­tors from 3-20 tonnes.

Ma­chin­ery hire group GBSS Civil and Plant Hire re­cently spec­i­fied a Hill Te­fra Tilt for a JCB JS160W wheeled loader it bought. The group says it was the stream­lined na­ture of the Te­fra Tilt that caught its at­ten­tion.

“We de­cided on the Hill Te­fra Tilt as com­peti­tors’ hitches had too many parts, and on the hy­draulic tilt­ing buck­ets there are too many rams which fail – whereas the Te­fra Tilt has an ac­tu­at­ing mo­tor ar­range­ment and no wear­ing parts, so it’s prac­ti­cally main­te­nance-free,” GBSS man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ge­orge Burn says, adding: “It also has a heav­ier mo­tor on it.”

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