On the 1st of September 2020, Attach2 announced its New Generation Coupler Range in New Zealand, fulfilling its ambition to bring a singular coupler platform to the market.
Since the inception of the patented A2Lock quick coupler base in 2014 and the acquisition of the Sure-Grip base in mid-2019, Attach2's goal was to have just one coupler platform available to the market that provides simplicity, productivity and safety.
Launching the Attach2 Sure-Grip and Heli-Tilt in Australia on July 2019 the re-thought couplers went through an iterative design process that focused on improving the hitches key mechanisms, such as safety latches, motor serviceability and steel properties.
Having served over 12 months in its New Generation form in Australia, Attach2 is offering the Sure-Grip, Heli-Tilt and Ram-Tilt couplers as their exclusive coupler system.
Improvements in Motion
Attach2 focused on upgrading the Sure-Grip coupler system's Safety, Productivity and Product Life.
Starting with the Locking Mechanism, the front latch has a larger beefed-up profile, pin connection geometry and cast from Bisalloy reinforced wear-resistant steel. The new latch improves pin retainment should a major error be made in rear pin locking, if the attachment pin had worn down excessively, resist large rotational forces above previous tolerances.
Steel properties are boosted with the utilisation of Bisalloy materials. Compared to regular G350, the New Generation couplers can boast a 370% better tensile strength, yield strength and hardness; Extending the useful lifetime of the hitch chassis and its endurance in both abrasive and concussive environments.
The Australian designed and built helical motor produces an increased torque punch while maintaining a low-profile design making the Heli-Tilt by objective comparison the strongest in the market for breakout force. The new motor is likewise easier to service, reseal and access, making maintenance and repairs much more friendly.
Isaac Hart, Attach2 Australia's GM and Head of Engineering says of the New Generation design: "A key focus for us was refinement, we've got a lot of expertise in the team, decades of practical and hands-on experience with building, servicing and using hitches including the multiple iterations of JB, A2Lock and Sure-Grip. We wanted more productivity, safety and less servicing requirements where we could, but we kept everything as accessible as possible. We've proven it as a polished coupler system, achieving excellent digging power, reliability and safety for our customers and the best platform to date."
A Focus on Users
Since the start of 2020, Attach2 has doubled down on its focus on customers and users. Introducing a new 3-year warranty policy, Attach2 sought to show customers how much confidence they had in their products, that, they would back it with a warranty policy that exceeds the market norm.
Attach2's CEO Gem Hart says of their customer focus. "Our Passion for Customers has never waned, but we wanted to think more like our customers. What do they want from us? So we bolstered our warranty policy and length, we added transparency, we publicly publish pricing on our website and as many specs as we can fit. And it is something they can expect more from us, as we see it, there will never be a shortage of companies to buy from, but there will always be a shortage of good businesses to partner with."
I Have an A2Lock; what about me?
|We stand by our product, and when you purchased an A2Lock, whether it was over five years ago or last month, you choose us as your attachment's partner. We take that seriously, and even though we're parking the A2Lock product line, you're still a valued Attach2 customer and support is one of the reasons you choose us. All warranties will be honoured within our warranty policy as usual, and support & parts will continue to be available so that you get the most out of your coupler system.|
New Gen Sure-Grip Coupler
The New Generation of Sure-Grip Couplers make no compromise on Productivity or Safety. The Sure-Grip locks both pins in a fast single cycle that can be relied upon to perform again and again with minimal maintenance.
New Gen Heli-Tilt Coupler
The New Generation of Heli-Tilt Couplers are built around a high torque output helical motor that's precision engineered in Australia. With a low pin to pin height the Heli-Tilt also boosts the best breakout force performance in the market.
New Gen Ram-Tilt Coupler - Coming December 2020
The New Generation of Ram-Tilt Couplers are exclusively built for New Zealand's demanding environments. With two continuous torque output cylinders that are oversized, the Ram-Tilt is a Bulletproof tilt coupler for excavators, no matter the size.
*The Sure-Grip enabled Ram-Tilt is estimated to be released in December 2020.