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Hill Engineering supply two special Hardox hitches


Quick-coupler manufacturer helps Hegarty Demolition to fine-tune their excavator attachments 

HEGARTY Demolition, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, recently turned to Hill Engineering of Newry, Northern Ireland, for expert advice about which coupler would be best for their nine-tonne excavators.  

The specialist contractor has an NPK demolition shear in operation, so it is important that the utilized quick-coupler ensures optimum performance, visibility, stability and safe operation during the attachment changeover process. 


Hill Engineering manager Neal Loughran and aftersales manager Gerry Mulgrew were invited by David Richardson, plant manager for Hegarty Demolition, to visit the company’s Rathfarnham base, near Dublin, and assess the excavator attachment and its range of applications.  

Mr Richardson commented: ‘Hill have been making excavator couplers for more than 25 years and it quickly became clear that they could develop a solution for us. They recommended the use of a special hitch design, incorporating extensive use of high-strength Hardox steel to ensure durability and reliability, which is critically important to us. We have now purchased two of these special couplers which are working faultlessly.’

Hegarty Demolition also praised Hill’s customer-driven approach to meeting the safety demands of health and safety-conscious companies like themselves.  

Mr Richardson added: ‘The service from Hill Engineering is simply second to none. We will continue to use Hill for all of our excavator couplers because both their TEFRA products and the overall service provided are amongst the best in the market.’


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