KINSHOFER, one of the world’s leading sources of high-quality excavator and loader crane attachments, has created the X-LOCK Coupler, a safe and quick solution for exchanging excavator attachments on the jobsite. The tool allows the operator to exchange attachments safely from within the cab and features a wedge-locking principal, which allows the coupler to connect to the attachment in two separate places, where competitors only feature one locking point. The X-LOCK Coupler easily pairs with buckets, rippers, rakes and mechanical grabs as well as a wide variety of demolition, recycling and railroad attachments.

The durable X-LOCK Couplers are made of high-alloy steel and are available for excavators with 2200-to 220,000-pound operating weights. Each coupler installs simply and safely, with just one hydraulic circuit and two hydraulic hoses. All parts are enclosed within the system, reducing damage and lessening parts replacement costs.

KINSHOFER designed the X-LOCK Coupler to prevent serious accidents on the jobsite. “Most serious accidents happen within the first five seconds of latching attachments and one loss of life due to equipment or operator error on a jobsite is one too many,” said Francois Martin, KINSHOFER North America general manager.