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25 Jan 2017 10.21
  • Press Release

UK’s JN Bentley increases excavator efficiency with tiltrotators from Engcon – markets outside the Nordics is embracing the tiltrotator technology

Tiltrotators from Engcon are part of the high-tech specification of three new Komatsu wheeled excavators for JN Bentley, one of the UK’s leading civil engineering and construction companies. Each of the customised machines is being fitted with a fully integrated Engcon EC219 tiltrotator and Q-Safe quick coupler.

– This is an important signal that UK as a market is growing and embracing the great benefits that tiltrotators bring when it comes to efficiency, safety and cost reduction. We are very glad that JN Bentley have decided to go with our tiltrotator solution, says Stig Engström, founder of Engcon.

As an existing Engcon user, JN Bentley had no hesitation in purchasing the latest Engcon tiltrotator system for its new excavators.

– Engcon’s package ticks all the boxes in terms of safety, efficiency and technology, says Alan King, a member of JN Bentley’s Plant Team. It will enable us to work more effectively in confined areas, and improve the efficiency of our operations on site. In fact, we are already planning to invest in a further 27 Engcon systems – both new and retrofitted – over the next 12 months.

JN Bentley will be using the new equipment to deliver new-build and refurbishment schemes in the water sector, much of which is delivered through MMB, a joint-venture with global consulting giant Mott MacDonald, which acquired Bentley Holdings (including JN Bentley) in 2014.

The EC219 tiltrotator selected by JN Bentley is part of Engcon’s Generation 2 series which includes models for excavators from 1.5 to 32 tonnes. The new range is designed to further increase profitability and excavator versatility, letting the operator tilt or rotate the bucket (or any other attachment) for optimum flexibility and accuracy.

– JN Bentley has combined its new EC219 tiltrotators with our SS9-2 control system as well as our Q-Safe quick coupler for excavator tools and attachments. Our popular SS9 nearly doubles the number of program modes available to the operator giving greater versatility with hydraulic attachments, as well as providing safer locking methodology, explains Stig Engström and continues:

– Our Q-Safe is featuring a triple-lock safety system. By being able to detect ground pressure on the boom, if the bucket is not grounded the system overrides the hitch controls, meaning that an operator cannot accidentally detach a tool in mid-air. That’s safety!


Sten Strömgren, engcon Group | +46 [0]70 529 96 32

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