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Quick Hitch Brackets

OUR QUICK HITCH BRACKETS ARE DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED FOR USE ON ALL MAJOR OEM’S

HYDRAULIC

QUICK HITCH

BRACKETS / COUPLERS

INCREASED VERSATILITY

PICK UP A WIDE RANGE

OF ATTACHMENTS

SAVE TIME

ON ATTACHMENT

CHANGEOVER

HYDRAULIC
QUICK HITCH
BRACKETS / COUPLERS

INCREASED VERSATILITY
PICK UP A WIDE RANGE
OF ATTACHMENTS

SAVE TIME
ON ATTACHMENNT 
CHANGEOVER

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QUICK HITCH BRACKET OVERVIEW

BA Caulkett manufacture quick hitches for all manufacturers of loading shovels

With a vast knowledge and understanding of the various industries we can help you select the correct quick hitch specification from the Volvo Standard (L120, L150), to  Cat Fusion Coupler.

Our quick hitch brackets / couplers are designed and manufactured to operate in intense cycle environments.

If you are looking for the best quick hitch brackets improving both cycle times and productivity read on.

High Tip Bucket Attachments BA Caulkett

The following Quick Hitch Brackets are available

  • Standard Volvo Industrial ISO Hitch up to 21 tonne
  • Large Volvo Industrial Hitch over 21 tonne
  • Cat Fusion Coupler
  • Direct Mount Fitment
Hardox Bucket 2 BA Caulkett High Tip Buckets

BAC Quick Hitch Brackets are manufactured using the following materials

  • Hardox™ – complete fabrication for abrasive / hard wearing environments
  • Hardox™ wear parts- where certain elements need to have harder wearing capabilities
  • Domex™ – where a lighter, high strength bucket required
  • Mild Steel – S355
  • Hard Face Welding can be applied to areas subjected to high abrasive wear
BA Caulkett design team high tip buckets

Designed For Maximum Performance

  • With a vast knowledge and understanding of the various industries we can help you select the quick hitch specification for your application
  • Quick Hitch Brackets are CAD designed and can be built to a customers exact requirements
  • Quick Hitch Brackets can be matched to any RAL colours
  • Physical logos and names can be plasma cut and attached to brackets
  • Fleet numbering and ID’s are added to allow for easier identification
  • Wrapping can be applied to create a highly visual bracket
testing of high tip bucket ba caulkett

Testing and Quality Control

  • All units hydraulically tested
  • Pipework and hydraulic hoses tightened
  • Check that the hitch mechanism fits
  • All movable elements greased ( along with unsprayed metal)
  • Paintwork and branding
BAC High Tip Bucket exploded diagram spares

Quick Hitch Bracket Spare Parts

  • Spare parts for BAC attachments held for next day delivery
  • Reversible wear edges for all brands and types of buckets

“Our quick hitch brackets are designed to change attachments quickly and safely .”

BAC Quick Hitch Brackets – The Largest & Best Range

OUR QH BRACKETS ARE DESIGNED FOR USE ON VOLVO, JCB,  LIEBHERR, DOOSAN, NEW HOLLAND, CAT, HITACHI, KOMATSU & OTHER LOADING SHOVEL MANUFACTURERS

Quick hitch (QH) brackets are a latching device that enables attachments to be connected to plant and interchanged quickly. Research from HSE identified that an excavator operator may change the buckets on their excavator up to thirty times a day in order to maximise the machine productivity.

Unfortunately a high number of all accidents investigated on excavators can be assigned to the bucket detaching from the QH brackets and injuring a ground worker. When this occurs the injuries are primarily fatal and major injuries. Be aware there may be many more dangerous occurrences that occur when a bucket detaches unintentionally from the hitch are not be reported  and where no injury occurs

When inspecting QH brackets inspectors should ask the following questions

  • Ask site supervision if the QHs on the excavators under their control require a manual safety pin (they should know)
  • Is the risk of bucket detachment covered by their risk assessment?
  • In addition to evidence of training in operating the excavator, have excavator operators been trained in the use of their Quick hitch brackets and, where appropriate, in the use of the excavator as a crane?
  • Is there a checklist in the cab of daily and weekly inspection and maintenance carried out on the excavator, and does this checklist include a check of the QH and lubrication as appropriate?
  • Is there a record of the inspection and maintenance actually carried out?
  • What are their management systems for checking whether manual safety pins are always in place?
  • Whether the safety pins are inserted where appropriate. (If the pin is missing, try looking behind the driver’s seat!)
  • Can the operator explain the type of QH system they have (do they know whether it needs a safety pin or not?) and is a manual or instruction card available in the cab?

To see our complete range of loading attachments click here  . Click here to watch videos of our quick hitch brackets in action

Individual Engineer Fabrication

Bespoke Design Manufacturing

Inhouse CAD Design

BS4872 Coded Engineers

Hydraulically Tested & Adjusted

Service, Maintenance & Refurbishment

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