EXCAVATOR FORKLIFTS

Make a Mini Excavator work as a ForkLift in 30 Seconds. The excavator forklift attachment is the perfect solution for contractors who already have a mini excavator on site and could benefit from the occasional heavy lift capabilities of a fork truck.

The attachment can be tailored for any base machine in the 1.5 > 5 ton range.

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Introducing Four Types of

EXCAVATOR FORKLIFT (EFL) (PATENTS PENDING)

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TYPES 1 AND 2 / BOOM MOUNTED EFL

A new concept in construction materials handling, use type 1 to lift up to 1.6m and load with a 2.5 - 5 ton mini excavator or type 2 to lift 250mm and carry palletised loads. Made to fit to any make of mini excavator. Attached or removed in 30 seconds.

Type 1 is designed to load / unload at lorry height (1.6m), the only excavator modification necessary is to fit longer boom cylinder pins to carry the attaching rollers. The fork lift cylinder is powered by oil from the quick release couplings from the hammer service. An approximate EFL fork capacity for conventional swing machines is half the mini excavator weight, zero swing would be slightly less, for example a Kubota KX91 (3.2 tons) standard swing fork has a SWL of 1600 kg, a 027-4 zero swing (2.4 tons) is 1000kg. The type 1 EFL boom mounted Lift and Load (L&L) attachment for a Kubota U27-4 (2.4 tons) weighs 396 kg. The side load feature only operates on type 1.

Type 2 attaches closer to the base machine on the same pins as type 1 and is designed to lift and carry more weight than the type 1 but to less lift height, no change in manufacturers pressure settings. EFL produces no higher forces than excavating. Attachments can be transported on the excavator or separately. The side load feature is not available on type 2. The EFL type 2 L&C can be attached / detached without removing the bucket or leaving the driver’s seat. The EFL boom mounted 1000kg SWL Lift and Carry (L&C)for the KX41 weighs about 268kg, and a 1400kg SWL for the U27-4 338kg.

The quick attachment and detachment procedure means downtime between excavate and forklift duties is minimal. No modifications are needed to the hydraulics or the controls. To use the non-integrated platform both hammer hose connections are needed.

Type One

L&L boom mounted EFL

Type Two

L&C boom mounted EFL

TYPES 3 AND 4 / DIPPER MOUNTED EFL

Type 3 is mounted on the dipper arm and designed for 1.5 – 3 ton mini excavators to load / unload at lorry height, the only excavator modification necessary is to fit longer dipper hinge pins and boom bottom cylinder pins to carry the attaching rollers. The fork lift cylinder is powered by oil from the quick release couplings from the hammer service. There is a additional tilt cylinder between the bucket pin and the main boom pin. An approximate EFL fork capacity for conventional swing machines is the mini excavator weight, for example a Kubota KX41 (1.4 tons) standard swing fork has a SWL of 1400 kg. The EFL type 3 lift and load weighs about 380kg.

Type 4 is mounted on the dipper arm and designed for 1.5 – 3 ton mini excavators to lift and carry. Attachment is as type 3. There are 2 sub – types, one where the lifting is done by the bucket cylinder, and one which can have higher lift, where there is a fork lift cylinder which is powered by oil from the quick release couplings from the hammer service. An approximate EFL fork capacity is the mini excavator weight, for example a Kubota KX41 (1.4 tons) standard swing fork has a type 4 SWL of 1400 kg. Attachments can be transported on the excavator. The EFL Lift and Carry (L&C) weighs about 286kg.