Swedish company engcon, manufacturer of tiltrotators for excavators, is taking the leap across the Atlantic to streamline digging in North America.

engcon’s core product, the tiltrotator, a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators from 1.7 to 35.3 tons, makes it possible to tilt the bucket or other tool 45+/- degrees and rotate it 360 degrees. This reduces the need to keep moving the machine, which saves time, reduces fuel consumption and machine wear.

Fewer machine movements also lessen the risk of injury, while the tilt and rotate functions allow operators to work in tight spaces and with improved accuracy. engcon’s system also makes it possible to hydraulically connect a large number of attachments without leaving the driver’s seat.

Since the first engcon tiltrotator hit the market in 1990, the concept has become standard on almost all excavators between 1.7 to 35.3 tons in the Nordic regions and across large parts of Europe and Australia.

Krister Blomgren, CEO of engcon, says, ”This is a logical move for us because we’ve noticed a steadily growing interest in North America for the engcon tiltrotator, together with our fully hydraulic quick hitch Q-Safe and EC-Oil automatic oil coupling facility. Our complete system provides a safe and convenient way to connect and disconnect the mechanical and hydraulic attachment on the excavator – something we believe there is a real need for in the North American market.”