B&B Attachments, the UK’s leading supplier
of masts and forklift truck attachments, is
expanding its range of quick release systems
with the launch of OilQuick Forklift a quick
coupler system for forklift trucks that enables
hydraulic attachments to be connected in just
15 seconds. Cost effective, OilQuick increases
the flexibility, versatility and utilisation of forklift
trucks thereby enabling companies to save costs.
Manufactured by Oilquick AB from Sweden and sold exclusively in the UK by
B&B Attachments, the patented OilQuick truck coupler system not only
connects mechanically, but also engages the hydraulic connections at the
same time. Comprising of a two-piece male/female unit, the system is quickly
and easily fitted with one component attached to the forklift and the other to
As the connection is made from the cab, there is no need for the operator to
attach the hydraulic hoses by hand. This not only improves health and safety
but also increases the utilisation of the forklift truck thereby providing better
All types of hydraulic attachments can be changed using OilQuick including
fork positions and clamps. On sites where fork truck attachments have to be
changed several times a day, fitting the OilQuick coupling can result in fleet
reduction leading to cost savings on trucks and fuel.
The OilQuick OQT 850 is suitable for all forklift trucks of 3-9 ton capacity. The
unit’s coupler brackets can either be hooked-on or integrated into the mast for
optimum visibility and lifting capacity.
With the launch of OilQuick, B&B Attachments is offering forklift truck
operators a choice of two quick release systems. The company’s patented
PowerMount range is manufactured as a single unit, thereby improving
visibility. Less expensive than OilQuick it is not fully automatic and
necessitating the driver to attach the couplings manually which normally takes
Commenting, John Lamberth, Operations Director of B&B Attachments says,
“Companies can choose whether they prefer the semi-automatic PowerMount
quick release system, which is fitted to the truck and uses the hooks on the
attachment to mount it or OilQuick which is fully automatic but dearer. Both
systems provide a much faster and safer way of changing attachments”.
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WEST FARGO, N.D. – June 2007
The new Bobcat® T320 compact track loader is for operators who want to do more – push more, dig more and grade more. Achieving increased productivity and greater attachment performance isn’t a problem with the powerful 92-hp diesel engine on the T320 from Bobcat Company, a business of Ingersoll Rand.
The introduction of the T320 extends the line of Bobcat compact track loaders to six. This new vertical lift path loader features a significantly larger engine and a 3,200-pound rated operating capacity, making it the largest compact track loader manufactured by Bobcat. Its 92-hp liquid-cooled diesel engine means it has more horsepower to perform better in nearly every application.
Bobcat representatives say the powerful T320 especially excels at using high-flow Bobcat attachments such as the forestry cutter, Brushcat(TM) rotary cutter, stump grinder, chipper and more. Operators can take advantage of the loader’s generous horsepower to complete tasks quickly without sacrificing quality.
The extra horsepower, coupled with the Bobcat rugged rubber tracks, also gives operators the muscle needed for tough pushing, digging and grading. In addition, the track system provides extra traction, reduced ground pressure and low ground disturbance, with superior flotation to extend contractors’ work seasons. The machine’s 18-inch wide rubber tracks produce just 4.2 psi of ground pressure.
The T320 has a lift height of 10 feet 9 inches that follows a vertical lift path, allowing it to load trucks easily. The unique design of the low-profile lift arms gives the operator an excellent view of the attachment and work area.
A variety of Bobcat attachments add to the productivity and versatility of this operator-friendly and cost-effective machine. The T320 is equipped with a hydraulic system that produces
21.2 gpm, or operators can choose the 37 gpm high-flow option, which produces excellent hydraulic breakout force and lifting capabilities. Operators can quickly and easily change between the more than 40 approved attachments for the T320 with the standard Bob-Tach(TM) attachment mounting system or the optional Power Bob-Tach(TM) mounting system.
As with every machine that Bobcat produces, serviceability on the T320 can be accomplished easily and quickly. The loader is outfitted with a transversely mounted engine for single-side servicing. It also has permanently lubricated idlers and rollers that require no maintenance. In addition, adjusting the track tension is accomplished simply by adding grease to the tensioning cylinder.
Comfort and safety features are built into the T320 design with its deluxe operator cab. The unit comes with a fully adjustable suspension seat and has state-of-the-art instrument panels that provide operational, diagnostic and monitoring features. The optional deluxe instrument panel includes a keyless-start security system, lockouts, digital engine hour and job clocks, a multi-language display as well as a “help” menu. Cab options include factory-installed heat and air conditioning.
The widely known Bobcat brand includes an extensive line of powerful, nimble compact construction equipment and attachments and state-of-the-art engineering capabilities.
QuickLook: T320 Compact Track Loader
92-hp liquid-cooled diesel engine increases productivity and provides greater attachment performance
Increased horsepower enables operators to push more, dig more and grade more
Excels at using high-flow attachments such as the forestry cutter, Brushcat(TM) rotary cutter, stump grinder, chipper and more
Lift height of 10 feet 9 inches
Unique vertical-lift-path design features low-profile lift arms for excellent visibility
18-inch wide rubber tracks produce low 4.2 psi of ground pressure
21.2 gpm standard hydraulic flow system; 37 gpm optional high-flow hydraulic system
These new loaders are manufactured by Kubota Industrial Equipment in their own manufacturing plant in the USA and fully comply with all Australian front end loader requirements. There are five new models of mechanical self-levelling front-end loaders, all featuring quick detach loader assemblies.
The convenient system saves time by letting the operator attach and detach the loader from the tractor. The mounting pins and hose couplings can be removed from the operator’s seat, without the need for any tools. Boom stays are mounted to the loader frame and easily engaged to ensure stability of the loader when detached from the tractor.
The new LA714 and LA854 loaders are ideally suited to Kubota’s Grand L series of tractors (35 – 52 horsepower).While the new LA514-B fits the 34 horsepower L3400 tractor, the LA714-B fits the 44 horsepower L4400 tractor and the LA854-B is designed for the 52 horsepower MX 5100 tractor.
All of these loaders, when fitted to the relevant model, allow operators an excellent field of vision.
Kubota says the construction grade hydraulic cylinders are made to last and the high quality plating of the cylinder rods mean superior rust protection and enhance sealing performance. For operator safety, boom stops are stored on the loader frame for use when servicing the tractor. All of these loaders come standard with a front radiator guard.
To make the loaders as versatile as possible a skid steer type quick hitch is standard. This hitch system allows operators to quickly attach or detach buckets or implements from the tractor. Loaders come fitted with standard type buckets.
An electric-operated third function kit is available and when fitted is ideal to operate the optional a 4:1 bucket available for all of these loaders. Other options available include pallet fork frames and bale spears.
All of these options are also manufactured by Kubota to ensure correct fitting and efficient operation of the tractor Loader combination. A counterweight is offered as an option for all these loaders and is recommended to ensure safe operation.
Kubota says the release of these new loaders means operators can take advantage of using a loader that perfectly matches the capability of their tractor.
Hoelscher Commercial Products announces a new product for pulling out trees, posts, shrubs and vines, from 1/4” to 8” diameter. The HedgeHog mounts to any loader with a skid-steer style mounting bracket. The unit features beveled, tapered tines, which grip the object to be pulled out. The HedgeHog is ideal for clearing pastures, CRP land. It also provides a safe method of removing thorny bushes and shrubs from parks and woodlands.