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Kent Demolition Tools Furukawa’s Auto-Coupler
February 19, 2008
  • Kent Demolition Tools’ Auto-Coupler is a quick coupler built for severe-duty breaker applications. All welds are certified and robotic .The Auto-Coupler uses the main hydraulic system on the excavator for a constant supply of high-pressure oil, keeping the coupler’s internal cylinder locked at all times during engagement. No need to get out of the cab to manually install or remove any back-up or safety pin. A pilot-operated check-valve integrated in the heavy-duty cylinder keeps the coupler locked in the event that the oil supply is interrupted even during hose failure. A certified lifting eye meets or exceeds the lift capacity of the excavator. Dual mechanical, spring-loaded locking dogs automatically engage as the coupler clamps into place. These dogs cannot retract without first reversing the hydraulic flow, which is only possible in the fully curled position. The coupler is controlled with a two-position safety switch, and an audible alarm that sounds during disengagement.