SARL Maxima
Specialists in the sale and reparation of machines and accessories for the construction industry. Importer and distributor of both hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

Quick hitch

A quick hitch will increase your efficiency, reduce your down time, enhance performance and increase productivity.

There are a number of quick hitches (or couplers) available on the market - most of them you will find for sale on our website.

All new quick hitches are obliged to be sold with a European Certificate of Conformity and a test certificate proving that the hitch has been tested to the tolerances of the machine.

What type of quick hitch should you chose?

If you have existing buckets and accesories (that you currently mount directly onto the arm of your machine), the most economical option is a sprung quick hitch.  However, you need to check that all of the bucket centres on your attachments are the same in order to mount them onto a quick hitch.  Pin pick up design ensures that no costly modifications are required to either machine or attachments.

If you are buying a new machine, you can chose between a sprung quick hitch and a dedicated hitch.  A dedicated hitch has certain advantages especially for hire companies and businesses with a large fleet of machines.  Putting the same type of hitch on a number of machines means that machines can share accesories (like hammers and augers etc).

What are the advantages of a quick hitch?

Quick attachment changeover, maximising productivity
Less downtime for your machine and driver
Safer to change the bucket for the driver
Buckets can be used the opposite way round (with the 2 pin sprung quick hitch)
Operates with a variety of attachments, including hammers, rippers and demolition tools

What are the disadvantages of a quick hitch?

A minimal amount of breakout force is lost with the addition of a quick hitch.  However, some of the dedicated hitches boast an even smaller loss of breakout force.