Innovations Designed to Make an
Operator’s Life Easier and Safer
Most visitors to major trade
shows such as Intermat spend
too much time looking at the big
machines on display.
They do not realise the inter-
esting new products and innova-
tions available as ‘add-ons’ for
excavators and wheel loaders.
If you use excavators or wheel
loaders and are visiting Intermat,
Contractors World recommends
you call by the Engcon stand.
This Swedish company has
several innovative solutions -
perhaps the best known is the
EC214 – new
tiltrotator for excavators
weighing between 9 - 14
Available soon to markets around the world is a new size
tiltrotator designed for excavators in the popular 9-14 t
class. Within this class are backhoe-loaders, and the new
EC214 is the optimum tool to give these adaptable ma-
chines even more flexibility.
Engcon’s Design Manager, Fredrik Jonsson said:
“We know that the EC214 is much sought after,
particularly among backhoe owners,”
This is the fifth model in the Generation 2 line and
shares the same innovative solutions as the other mod-
els. With this introduction, there is a model for excavators
ranging from 3.5 to 26 tonnes.
New advances include the tilting potential on the EC214
which has been increased to 45°. There is now space for
machine control sensors; integrated lubrication channels,
all connected to a single lubrication point. It is now possi-
ble to adjust the lateral play on the new tiltrotator without
New swivel for High Productivity
The major new feature on the EC214 is that it is equipped
with a new swivel, and in combination with the NG10 valve
it delivers flows of up to 100 litres per minute, making it
possible to operate tools requiring high flow rates on extra
The new swivel is also adapted for an electrical ”chan-
nel”, as the EC214 will be fitted with Engcon’s Q-Safe quick
hitch lock as standard in the long term.
The new design provides several advantages. The
reinforced frame has radically improved performance, pro-
viding greater breakout force and higher torque. At the
same time, a new type of valve is contributing to lower fuel
Like the other models in the Generation 2 range, the tilt
cylinders are prepared for load bearing valves (standard on
control system 9), which is a requirement in order to oper-
ate with the combination of tiltrotator and pallet forks.
award for Q-Safe
At the international GaLaBau exhibition in, Germany,
Engcon’s Q-Safe quick coupler was awarded the 2014
GaLaBau Innovations Medaille.
Engcon was honoured in tough competition with 133
other companies – and as the sole company in the excava-
tor segment – for Q-Safe, a coupler that greatly reduces
the risk of accidents caused by dropped tools.
Stig Engström, engcon’s founder and owner said:
“The award is an acknowledgement that Q-Safe,
with its unique solutions, is the world’s safest quick
coupler. This spurs us on to continue our broad
investment in the Non Accident Generation.”
Q-Safe, suitable for all excavators in the 6 to 25 t
weight class, provides threefold safety thanks to hydraulic
monitoring, a mechanical locking function and electronic
With Q-Safe, the operator simply cannot connect a tool
incorrectly or release a bucket by mistake. This eliminates
the human factor as a cause of accidents. Q-Safe is also
factory prepared for EC-Oil, a fully-hydraulic solution that
connects tool hydraulics automatically.
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