Compact Geith hydraulic quick coupler able to ‘reverse buckets’

Updated Feb 9, 2019

Geith Quick CouplerAt World of Concrete 2019, Geith displayed its latest quick coupler, a compact design for use with excavators, mini excavators and backhoes weighing between 2 and 87 tons.

Geith says the coupler can be operated entirely from the inside of the cab and features increased breakout force. Compared to a direct attachment mount, Geith says the coupler can save operators 25 percent of their total machine operating time thanks to a simple four-step attachment process:

  1. Hook the bucket.
  2. Curl to safe position.
  3. Front lock closes.
  4. Engaging plate extends.

The coupler also has the ability to “reverse buckets,” allowing operators to excavate against walls and under pipes.

The coupler has a “curl to release” control system, Geith says, along with four independent locking components to meet all current and proposed safety standards. The coupler is also outfitted with an internal relief valve for overload protection, and a variable pin center design to accommodate a wide range of attachments.

Maintenance is simplified by a design with no greasing requirements.