Pipe Lifter

About Pipe Lifter

The Pipe Lifter has been designed specifically to lift and install concrete pipes safely, quickly and without manual intervention.

The entire operation is controlled by the excavator machine and operator, from 
off-loading the delivery lorry to accurate placement and pipe insertion within the pipe run.

Benefits

  • Removes manual intervention during loading/off-loading and pipe installation 
  • Universal mechanical connection to excavator quick hitch 
  • Lifting capacity up to 3.6 tonnes 
  • Slings and chains not required 
  • Articulation to an angle of 30 degrees to aid pipe placement 

Common Quick Hitch Key Dimensions

The following data relates to the common QH couplers on the market supplied by the three main manufacturers and is a useful reference when specifying the Groundforce Pipe Lifter API.

Geith Quick Coupler

Model Number Pin Diameter Pin Centre Min Pin Centre Max Width
QC65H 65mm 355mm 430mm 220/250mm
QH65M 65mm 355mm 420mm 220/250mm
QC80H 80mm 385mm 530mm 280/300mm
QH80M 80mm 390mm 525mm 280/300mm
QH90 (H) (M) 90mm 460mm 610mm 325mm
QH100 (H) (M) 100mm 500mm 630mm 370mm

Miller Quick Coupler

Model Number Pin Diameter Pin Centre Min Pin Centre Max Width
Range 4 65mm 355mm 420mm 277mm
Range 5 80mm 391mm 477mm 277mm
Range 6 80mm 430mm 520mm 307mm
Range 7 90mm 460mm 520mm 326mm
Range 8 100mm 500mm 607mm 346mm
Range 9 100mm 533mm 625mm 372mm

 Hill TEFRA Quick Coupler

Model Number Pin Diameter Pin Centre Min Pin Centre Max Width
Tefra 13t 65mm 345mm 435mm 248mm
Tefra 16t 80mm 386mm 510mm 298mm
Tefra 21t 80mm 386mm 510mm 298mm
Tefra 25t 80mm 386mm 510mm 298mm
Tefra 30t 90mm 455mm 572mm 378mm
Tefra 35t 100mm 517mm 650mm 400mm

 

Technical Library

Pipe Lifter

Pipe Lifter

A User Guide for the Pipe Lifter which is mechanical clamping mechanism fitted to the excavator...

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