Fort William based contractor Kenneth Maclennan has operated a Rototilt R4 model for the past year and says he wouldn’t do without a tiltrotator now – which is quite a statement for someone who admits he previously thought the machines were a “waste of money”!
Kenneth told Project Plant, “I always thought tiltrotators were a gimmick to be honest with you. But I’m very, very happy with it. I do a lot of estate work, hill and forestry road projects, and house sites. This just makes life very easy.
“I’d previously bought a Geith PowerTilt from Callum at HHH Equipment and he was always on at me to get a tiltrotator. I thought they were a waste of money and took a lot of convincing. Since buying the Tiltrotator, I’ve been able to complete jobs a lot quicker and more easily. It’s not hard on the machine either.”
The machine in question is a new Case CX130D. The excavator/R4 combination was recently put to work on a site near Strontian, where Kenneth was carrying out clearance work. The scope of works included extraction of large stumps, excavation and re-shaping of peat, new access and road formation with associated culverts and drainage, plus the diversion of services and utilities.
Kenneth has specified his Rototilt to include the OilQuick automatic coupler system, which attaches hydraulic attachments without the need to get out of the cab. This is ideal in environments like this where Kenneth will change from the Rototilt SG40 selector grab to Tree Shear and back to bucket throughout the day.
Callum Mackintosh said "Kenneth is a prime example of everything a Tiltrotator is about, it makes a great operator like himself even more efficient. Kenneth's investment in the Tiltrotator and attachments from us allows him to offer his clients not only better value for money on their projects but also a reduced environmental impact due to a reduced number of excavator movements and drip free OilQuick system."
Excerpts from original article by Project Plant Magazine https://www.projectplant.co.uk/2019/11/domestic-success-and-an-international-reach/