Miller Groundbreaking unveiled the new GT couplers on their impressive stand at the biennial Plantworx construction exhibition held at the East of England arena in Peterborough, UK. The ‘GT’ standing for Ground Touch features a revolutionary intelligent coupler sensor connect system, which will only allow attachment change process to commence when the attachment is safely placed on the ground
Miller Groundbreaking are no strangers to innovation in the attachment industry, they launched the World’s first fully automatic, universal pin grabber coupler range in 1986. Thirty-three years later Miller say the GT Series heralds a new era of unrivalled power and cutting-edge intelligent coupler technology, increasing job site safety, machine versatility and productivity. Despite the challenging weather at Plantworx a steady stream of visitors dropped by the stand and were able to watch an excavator painted in Miller livery demonstrate the new couplers
according to Miller the GT coupler delivers the safest, lightest, lowest, yet strongest class leading quick coupler in the marketplace. Easy to operate and far lighter and stronger than any other quick hitch coupler, the attachment optimises the machines’ performance. Miller GT series also offers an ISO 13031 compliant novel locking system, designed to ensure that the widest set of OEM pin pickups are safely attached all from the comfort and security of your cab.
Barry Robison, Miller UK’s marketing manager said, “We’ve unveiled something special at Plantworx. The new GT series is set to bring innovation to the excavator industry like never before. We strongly believe that coupler technology has a key role to play in improving the operator experience; making on-site operations safer, more convenient and capable of withstanding the most challenging working environments”.
Miller also displayed their powerlatch Tilt during Plantworx. The Powerlatch offers 180-degree tilt for 3.5 to 20 tonne excavators. Miller say The 180-degree tilt functionality on all models increases versatility and flexibility for the operator and makes the Tilt coupler a must have for a variety of applications such as grading, road construction and demolition. Its cast compact design is achieved through innovative top mounted arms, which reduce the overall height and weight of the PowerLatch Tilt for enhanced performance and productivity.