Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Benefits of the Digga cradle hitch

The Digga excavator cradle hitch was designed and manufactured to improve operator and workers safety when manoeuvring around sites whilst also providing a simpler connection to augers and piles.

The double pin hitch with drive unit cradle allows the operator to angle the drive up to 90 degrees with greater support given by the cradle so it is easier and more stable when connecting to augers or anchors.

The cradle also acts as a support mechanism when manoeuvring around the work site allowing the drive unit to rest on the cradle, stopping it from swinging around over uneven terrain.

Designed and manufactured to suit the size of the different drive units available, the hitch can be ordered with loose or fixed pin options and suitable for use with PD3 – PD50 Digga drive models.

When drilling you should lift the cradle up and away from the drive unit. Do not drill with the cradle resting against the drive unit. This will damage the cradle hitch and your auger drive. See the comparison diagrams below: