Working with excavators, finding you need to change attachments frequently? In this weeks blog post we are looking at what a quick hitch is, and why completing a quick hitch awareness course could help you.
WHAT IS A QUICK HITCH
A quick hitch is a type of coupling device used to attach and detach plant accessories. This could include buckets, grapples and breakers. It makes changing equipment on machines quick and easy. It’s designed to save time and effort by eliminating the need to manually connect the attachments to the machine. Quick hitches also come in different sizes depending on the size and make of machine. They are also typically equipped with locking mechanisms to secure attachment whilst operating.
HOW COULD A QUICK HITCH AWARENESS COURSE BENEFIT ME?
There are many reasons why you should book onto our Quick Hitch Awareness course including:
Safety: By taking the course, you will learn how to use a quick hitch safely and properly, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. You will also learn about the safety features of the quick hitch. Plus, how to inspect it for any signs of damage or wear and tear.
Efficiency: Quick hitches are designed to save time and effort, but they can only do so if used correctly. By taking the course, you will learn how to properly attach and detach attachments using the quick hitch. Meaning it could save you time and allow you to be more efficient.
Compliance: Many industries and workplaces require employees to have training to use certain equipment, including quick hitches. By taking the course, you will be compliant with industry regulations. It will also demonstrate to employers that you are qualified to operate a quick hitch.
Cost savings: Using a quick hitch incorrectly can cause damage to the attachment or machine. Ultimately leading to costly repairs. By completing training, you will learn how to use the quick hitch properly, reducing the risk of damage and saving you money in the long run.
WHAT ELSE CAN I EXPECT TO LEARN ON THE QUICK HITCH AWARENESS COURSE?
Our Quick Hitch Awareness course will also cover:
- Understanding and maintaining PPE appropriate for Quick Hitch use
- Conducting all pre-op checks
- Demonstrating and explain checks for attachment security
- Carrying out all end of shift and shut down procedures
The training course can be completed in one day. The training will also be valid for up to 5 years before operators will need to complete a refresher course. Interested? The full course information can be found on our website.
QUICK HITCHES FROM MASTERHITCH EUROPE LTD
If you have your own machine and you want to invest in your own quick hitches then you’re in luck. Our sister company, Masterhitch Europe Ltd, offers a wide range of quick hitches designed to suit various applications and industries. Their quick hitches are built to the highest standards using high quality materials to ensure durability and reliability when used. They offer both mechanical and hydraulic quick hitches with a range of features such as automatic locking, adjustable pin centres and top hooks.
With years of experience and expertise in the field, Masterhitch Europe Ltd has become a trusted supplier of quick hitches and related equipment to customers across Europe and beyond. Contact the team today and get your quick hitches made to order.
BOOK A QUICK HITCH AWARENESS COURSE NOW
The Diggerland Plant Training School offers a range of training courses for all levels of experience, from novice to experienced operators. Our courses can be tailored to suit your specific needs and requirements. With a reputation for quality training, we are a trusted provider of plant training courses. Our quick hitch awareness course is an essential investment for anyone working in the construction or agricultural industry.
Get in touch with a member of the team today to book in your training:
Phone: 01634 295355
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