2022 has been a great year for Masterhitch when it comes to bespoke projects. We’ve had plenty of companies approach us, wanting us to create some unique digger attachments for their machines. We love getting creative and designing something completely unique to suit a customer’s needs. Check out some of our most recent bespoke projects below.
CRADLE AND TRANSPORT FRAME FOR BERRYRANGE
At the beginning of the year we were commissioned by Berryrange, a company specialising in sheet piling and other engineering services. The initial plan was to create a bespoke cradle that was capable of attaching to a Kobelco SK35 LC digger. This particular digger attachment would be attached via a quick hitch. An auger/drill could be used safely.
In addition to this bespoke project, a transport storage frame for the auger drive unit was also required.
View the finished products for Berryrange here.
BESPOKE STEEL TABLES
The next bespoke project for Masterhitch was to create two steel framed table structures. Which were going to be used for display purposes on two of our customer’s sites.
The tables were manufactured using British Standard Steel to ensure they were solid and sturdy enough to withstand the weight of a crushed car. The tables each weigh around 760kg. The car weighs around 1.5 – 2 tonnes. Once the crushed cars had been positioned safely on the top, a Perspex cover was then positioned over the top to provide additional support and protection. On one side of the table, there is also a custom made display panel. This will provide information about why the car had been crushed and a before photo.
The tables came in at 2 x 1.5 metres tall and were of a great weight. For security reasons we are unable to disclose the customer we manufactured these tables for, however we loved being involved in this project!
View the finished products here.
ROOT PLATE ATTACHMENT FOR RUSKINS
We have not only created attachments for the construction industry, we have also dipped our toes into the agricultural sector. This year we had the pleasure of working with Ruskins Tree and Landscapes Ltd.
The team at Masterhitch were approached by the landscaping company to design and create, not one but three root plate attachments for a digger. The attachments we made were big enough to fit a Komatsu PC210 excavator, however we can also make them in a specific size to suit any machine.
What was the attachment used for?
The design of this particular attachment is similar to using a large spade. It was used originally to remove and relocate unwanted shrubbery, specifically a large hedgerow. The hedge was cut into sections, and the attachment then dug deep below the root system to remove it and transplant easily in another area of choice.
If you need something similar produced then have a read of our blog post to find out more, and view the CAD footage of the attachment in the development stage.
FORK EXTENSIONS FOR VOLKERFITZPATRICK LTD
Volkerfitzpatrick Ltd are one of the UK’s leading engineering and construction companies. Specialising in providing services to the commercial, education, rail and aviation sectors.
During 2022, Volkerfitzpatrick Ltd approached Masterhitch to create a fork carriage to fit a Manitou MHT10180 telehandler. The company was completing work in the Falkland Islands, and the existing forks they were using were not long enough to pick up and transport containers safely. The heavy duty fork carriages weighed 1000kg and we had to make sure they would fit into a shipping container for its journey out to the Falkland Islands.
DO YOU HAVE A BESPOKE PROJECT COMING UP?
For those of you with upcoming projects in 2023, and need something unique for your machinery or as an accessory, our team would be happy to assist. Our skilled team of engineers can produce high quality products, and will provide guidance and feedback throughout the whole process.
All of our bespoke projects can be found on our website, where you find out the full details.
CONTACT THE TEAM AT MASTERHITCH EUROPE LTD
If you’re looking for some new and exciting attachments for your project then get in touch with us. The team here at Masterhitch Europe Ltd, can create a range of bespoke excavator attachments and buckets to suit your needs.
Contact the team today to get an initial quote, we would love to work with you. Call us on: 01634 290022 or email us.
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