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Expert Tips for Getting the Right Tilting Quick Hitch for Your Excavator

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Attachments can make your excavator more functional and efficient. Many attachments exist, and what you choose will often depend on your needs. For instance, tilting quick hitches are some of the standard excavator attachments you will find. As the name implies, tilting quick hitches are designed to enhance your excavator's tilting versatility. This is imperative in challenging situations requiring you to tilt your buckets through different angles. However, like all excavator attachments, tilting quick hitches have different specifications to suit unique project needs. Therefore, if you are looking for one, here is a guide to help you choose correctly.

Consider The Tilt Hitch Power

How powerful is the tilting quick hitch? It's crucial to match the power of the tilt hitch to the size of your excavator for perfect results. That's because too powerful a tilt hitch may strain your excavator. On the other hand, a tilt hitch that's less powerful than what you need will not get the job done correctly. In most cases, the power of a tilt hitch is matched with the weight of an excavator, usually in tonnes. Therefore, countercheck your excavator's weight to select the perfectly matching tilting quick hitch.

Worth noting is that adding a tilting quick hitch to the end of your excavator means additional weight. Therefore, your excavator will lose some of its lift capacity, so keep that in mind to avoid tipping accidents on the site.

Check The Tilt Range

Tilting quick hitches can only tilt up to a maximum angle from a pivot point at the unit's centre. Typically, a higher tilt range comes in handy for applications that require maximum flexibility. However, this could also mean more power requirements. Therefore, ask for the tilt range that will work best for you based on your project needs.

Decide Between A Mechanical And Hydraulic Tilt Hitch

Mechanical and hydraulic tilting quick hitches are the primary options you will find. And you will need to choose one based on several factors. For instance, if you are on a limited budget, a mechanical tilt hitch, also referred to as a manual tilt hitch, would be a suitable option. These tilt hitches also tend to be lighter and have fewer components than their hydraulic counterparts. However, while hydraulic tilt hitches may be costlier, they offer the most convenience, efficiency, safety and speed in operation. They are less laborious to install or set up than their manual counterparts, ideal if your project calls for several attachment changes.

For more information on a tilt hitch, contact a professional near you.