Bobcat has announced that its TR05 tilt-rotator and a complete range of matching tilt-rotator attachments are now approved for use on the Bobcat E45 and E50 mini-excavators. The TR05 tilt-rotator can also be used on the Bobcat E32 and E35 mini-excavators.
The TR05 comes standard with a hydraulic quick coupler and an auxiliary circuit to operate hydraulic attachments such as grabs. Both functions of the TR05 tilt-rotator can be operated simultaneously and are fully proportional. In addition to the grabs, there is a range of dedicated attachments to go on the TR05 including grading and digging buckets, a cable bucket, an asphalt cutter, a grab and a ripper tooth.
The increased flexibility and versatility at the end of the excavator boom provided by the tilt-rotator system with the appropriate attachment helps to maximize excavator productivity in a wider range of applications. The tilt-rotator also reduces the time taken on the job as manual labor is virtually eliminated and the number of carrier repositionings is dramatically reduced. In addition, fuel consumption is reduced and ground disturbance is also kept to a minimum.
For the tilt-rotator, Bobcat has used a ‘plug-and-play’ system, ensuring maximum precision and efficiency, where the installation time is less than half a day and is fully integrated on the machine. In the plug-and-play system, an Attachment Control Device (ACD), built into the tilt-rotator, receives its information from a controller in the machine over a 7-pin connection. The standard joysticks on the excavator are replaced with dedicated tilt-rotator joysticks incorporating all additional functions and allowing the operator to engage or disengage the tilt-rotator functions safely and easily.
According to Bobcat, the tilt-rotator can be operated immediately, once the deluxe control kit (including the joysticks and controller) has been installed on the excavators. No calibration or fine tuning is needed on the job site.
As well as tilting attachments up to 40 degree to the left or the right, the TR05 tilt-rotator can rotate an attachment infinitely through 360 degree in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions. All tilt-rotator functions, including the auxiliary hydraulics, can be operated simultaneously and proportionately using the joysticks.
According to Bobcat, tilt-rotators are an important development in the market for excavators, which are increasingly being seen as tool carriers capable of more than digging holes. Using the tilt-rotator with the appropriate attachments can provide flexible and cost-effective solutions for a wide range of applications not normally undertaken with excavators.
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