First Cat tilt rotator S8 now available in UK

First Cat tilt rotator S8 now available in UK

Construction workers in the Highlands will be among the first to experience first-hand how a new Cat tilt rotator can boost productivity after Finning partner Mark Garrick Ltd invested in a new TRS8 for a 310 excavator.

The Cat TRS8 comes equipped with advanced on-board technology that has been designed and engineered to integrate seamlessly with Cat mini excavators and maximise every movement by the operator. Due to the comprehensive tilt and turn capabilities, the excavator attachment can considerably cut the time, and fuel, needed to complete a job.

At agricultural and construction machinery specialist Mark Garrick, the TRS8 will be paired with a new Cat 310 mini hydraulic excavator as a demonstrator unit to show how the equipment works and the benefits the specialist attachment brings.

Supplied by Finning, the TRS8 can be used to increase the versatility of an excavator by allowing its operators to rotate their attachments 360 degrees and at various angles without moving the machine. This means that there is no need for the operator to move the machine forwards and backwards as it clears an area, significantly reducing the time needed to complete jobs. This versatility in movement is supported by integrated technology that means the attachment is effectively ‘plug and play’ with no need to pair, update or install software to maximise performance.

The TRS8 expands the capability of an excavator and seeing it in action is the best way to understand exactly what benefits it can deliver. These include improved manoeuvrability in tight areas, selector grab functionality, bucket vibrate capabilities, and the ability to easily grade slopes.

By having the TRS8 ready to test and demonstrate at the Moray dealership, customers will be able to see first-hand the unique features offered by the technology behind the tilt rotator.

Mark Garrick was keen to make the equipment accessible in Scotland, where it can support customers working in agriculture, forestry and construction across the country.

Mark Garrick, managing director of Mark Garrick Ltd, said: “We signed a partnership deal with Finning UK and Ireland earlier this year to become an Authorised Sales and Service Centre (ASSC) selling Cat Compact equipment.

“Working with customers across the North of Scotland from our base just outside Elgin, we cover a vast area and it’s important that we show what machinery is available that can really make a difference for our clients.

“With the time savings that can be achieved when using the TRS8, thanks to the fact that it does not need the machine to constantly move to work on new areas, this could be a game changer in increasing productivity and getting jobs done quickly when needed.”

As well as supplying Mark Garrick with the machine, Finning has supported the ASSC in the set-up of the TRS8.

Simon Lewis, worktool product & business development manager at Finning, said: “This is only one of a handful of TRS8 tilt rotators available to try across the country, so it’s a fantastic opportunity for anyone working in agriculture, construction, forestry or landscaping to see just how advanced the technology is – and the benefits that it delivers in terms of fuel efficiency and time savings.

“The TRS8 has brought a new level to excavation in recent years and the dedicated team at Mark Garrick are well placed to show their customers how it can benefit their business. It’s great to have this in the Highlands where it will be accessible to construction communities that can make such great use of the additional functionality in their work.

“The development of these attachments, and the tech that supports them, is remarkable in terms of the cost-saving and productivity benefits. We will continue to be on-hand to offer any support that Mark Garrick needs in demonstrating and delivering this fantastic piece of kit.”

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