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Woods Construction compact excavator attachments include couplers and coupler systems under the brand names Gannon®, Wain-Roy® and Central Fabricators (CF®). Most well-known is the Wain-Roy coupler system which offers fast and efficient changes with a near zero loss of breakout force.

Our couplers fit 1/6 yard (less than 4,500 lbs), 1/8 yard (4,500 to 12,500 lbs), and 1/4 yard (12,500 to 20,000 lbs) class machines.

Wain-Roy XLS Swinger Coupler System

Wain-Roy Swinger Couplers rotate up to a total of 90 degrees, 45 degrees each side of center, for greater control and flexibility of any quick change attachment system. Buckets and specialty attachments such as rippers, jaws, grapples, compactors and hammers can be rotated to the desired position to achieve maximum production. Greater tool and attachment positioning flexibility increases efficiency in any work area. The hydraulic cylinder is positioned to minimize movement and provide protection from debris and excessive wear.

 

Wain-Roy Coupler Systems

Wain-Roy style coupler systems provide the benefits of fast and efficient changing of excavator buckets and attachments while maintaining close to the manufacturers pin-on performance specifications. This results in a near zero loss of breakout force. The Wain-Roy coupler systems have been the leaders and innovators in the couple market for many years and are often copied by other manufacturers, but other systems lack the many Wain-Roy features. Manual and hydraulic locking systems are available.

 

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Single Point Rippers

Single Point Rippers are designed for the most demanding ripping applications of rock, clay, coral and frost. Our standard design incorporates a heavy-duty OEM ear group mounting, and is available in many standard shank lenghts and widths. Our rippers are manufactured with high strength steel shanks and can be custom designed to meet specific applications.

 

Eliminator Manual Quick Coupler

The Eliminator manual quick coupler is designed for use with all Wain-Roy Original buckets and attachments. The manual coupler provides a simple and quick method to change excavator buckets and attachments. Maintaining close to the manufacturers pin-on performance specifications results in near zero loss of breakout force. Eliminator coupler models are available to work with C&P, CAP, and original Wain-Roy style buckets.

 

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Thumbs/Material Clamps

Thumbs are used in conjunction with a bucket as an efficient method to handle bulk material in landscaping and clearing, demolition, recycling, waste management, utility and general contracting applications. Thumbs offer pick and place movement of large, awkward objects such as boulders, stumps, pipe, logs, concrete slabs, and other debris. Several variations of thumb attachment methods and tines are available to meet specific requirements.

 

Gannon Quick Change Coupler

"Blank hook" design enables the coupler to attach entirely to the outside of the bucket for full-bucket capacity. No tools are required to attach it to virtually any OEM compact excavator.

 

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Wain-Roy XLS Coupler System

The Wain-Roy XLS coupler system allows the benefit of fast and efficient changing of excavator buckets and attachments while maintaining close to the manufacturers pin-on performance specifications. This results in a near zero loss of breakout force. The Wain-Roy XLS coupler system design specifically reduces the free play between the coupler and attachments. The design provides the close fit between coupler and attachments to be maintained through simple adjustments with hand tools and periodic shimming. The XLS coupler system is designed for use with the Wain-Roy Original and XLS style buckets and attachments. The XLS coupler system is available in an easy-to-use manual or "operate from the seat" hydraulic release configuration.

Pin-On and Coupler Grapples

Grapples provide an efficient method of handling, recycling and debris removal in land clearing, demolition, and landscape applications. We offer a stiff arm mount with single claw movement or a hydraulic configuration in which both claws can be operated independently. Grapples can be ordered in 2-over 3-tine heavy-material 3-over 4-tine medium material and 4-over 5-tine light material classes. Our grapples can be used in conjunction with mechanical or hydraulic quick latch systems.

 

CF Pin Grabber Coupler System

The CF system offers a durable and proven design for your most demanding coupler requirements. Couplers are custom designed to fit standard Woods manufactured or OEM attachments and are available in both manual and hydraulic styles. Optional jump latches adapt any machine to any manufacturers attachment, which offers greater flexibility between machines and attachments on the job site. The coupler design incorporates a positive visual indicator to show locked and unlocked positions. An internal spring control lock prevents disengagement even with hydraulic pressure loss. A mechanical lynch pin prevents accidental disengagement, for maximum safety of the system.

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