The 2012 Scotplant show took place in the last week of April, at its usual location in Ingliston, adjacent toEdinburghairport. As in the past, Hill had a large display area, featuring the Hill exhibition unit, resplendent in its new colours and with the Hill logo prominently displayed. Ian was supported byLee Palmer, Donal Cunningham and new Regional Manager Mike Roby. The display area featured a number of examples of both Tefra coupler and Titan bucket models.

Especially prominent were examples of the new cast steel 3 ton and 5 ton Tefra models and the special Tefra version designed to fit the JCB 3CX backhoe. This coupler has been made specifically to pick up JCB 3CX buckets and offers the user a low profile and light weight alternative to other couplers. And the Hill team haven’t stopped there; a completely new installation kit has been developed, to minimise installation times by reducing the number of components needed. In the process, a way was also found to eliminate the long and vulnerable hydraulic lines that used to be required in this application.

Although the weather was somewhat inclement over the 2 days of the show, this did not deter customers fromScotlandand further afield from attending and the sales team were kept busy with a brisk stream of visitors. The stand location was excellent and well laid out, with plenty of space for customers to view the products. Without doubt, Tefra continues to attract much interest and comment from both existing and potential customers, who are quick to recognise the unique advantages that it offers.

With the successful introduction of the smaller units, the Tefra range can now accommodate the needs of users of excavators from 3 tons up to 120 tons. With this unique capability, Hill now has a double locking, ISO compliant coupler range that no competitor can match. Tefra, with its combination of ultimate safety, ultra simplicity and versatility, is increasingly the coupler of choice in today’s market.