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20 Feb 2019 09.00
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Designed for the largest tiltrotator

Engcon announces it has launched production of the GRD70 grab cassette. Engcon is the world’s leading manufacturer of tiltrotators weighing 1.5-33 tonnes. A tiltrotator is a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators.

Engcon has for some time been alone in producing a unique type of grab cassette. With a simple manoeuver that requires no screwing or manual connection of hydraulics, the excavator operator can connect or disconnect the grab cassette in less than one minute.

Next in the Series

The GRD20 grab cassette for Engcon EC214 and EC219 tiltrotators with the Q-Safe 60 quick hitch was launched first. Then came the GRD10 for the Engcon EC209 tiltrotator and the Q-Safe 45 and Q-Safe 50 quick hitches.

Now it's time for series production of the GRD70 grab cassette for Engcon's biggest tiltrotator, the EC233, and the Q-Safe 70 quick hitch. It will be a powerful grab with the gripping force of 2.2 tonnes and grab width approaching one meter.

Making Larger Excavators Even More Efficient

As with the smaller models, the operator connects or disconnects the GRD70 grab cassette in around one minute by activating the lock function with a simple hand manoeuver to connect or disconnect the hydraulics and simultaneously attach or release the grab cassette. It's the ultimate solution for those who want the ability to quickly and easily disconnect the grab cassette when it's no longer needed.

The EC233 with the GRD70 grab cassette will be available in the US and Canada in July 2019.

GRD70 Specs

Grab cassette for the EC233 with the QSD70 quick hitch

Max grab width: 960 mm
Min grab width: 13 mm
Clamping force: 2,234 kg at 21MPa
Weight: 166 kg


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

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