Six months ago, Preston-based Pete Marquis Contractors invested in the Lehnhoff Variolock fully automatic quick coupler system for all its 20-tonne excavators, which it mainly uses on demolition projects.
Changing quickly between tools means it can use the right tool for the job. The Variolock takes just 15 seconds to change over tools from the safety of the cab.
Owner Pete Marquis said: “This means no more bent selector grabs trying to dig out footings. No more broken teeth on buckets by trying to break concrete slabs instead of using a pecker. No more oil wastage, broken fittings or broken pipes – it’s fantastic.”