CablePrice signs distributor agreement with award-winning Hill Engineering

Posted on: Thursday, 21 November 2019

CablePrice (NZ) Limited is pleased to announce the recent signing of an exclusive distributor agreement with award winning coupler manufacture Hills Engineering.


Hill Engineering is recognised as the UK’s leading coupler provider and is a major supplier of couplers to Hitachi UK with the majority of Hitachi excavators sold, in the UK, being fitted with a Hill Engineering Coupler.


“Hills range of couplers have a great reputation and we’re excited to now be offering our customers local access to their award winning and industry safest TEFRA range of couplers.” Says Johan Hanekom, CablePrice National Product Manager, Special Products


With over 20 years of innovations and knowledge Hill Engineering produces some of the most cost effective, durable and safest products to the market. In 2014, Hill Engineering won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in innovation and were also recognised by Plantworx innovation with an award for engineering.


“Hill Engineering’s TEFRA range includes both TEFRA coupler and TEFRA tilt coupler, all with cast steel components to produce higher strength and lower weight. While our initial focus is on fitting TEFRA couplers and tilts to our new Hitachi excavators. Additionally, we carry a full range TEFRA couplers that can be fitted to almost any excavator in the market. Says Johan


TEFRA products have a duel locking system to ensure the highest level of safety, keeping the attachment permanently engaged in all orientations and applications. The primary locking system features the uniquely designed set of hooks that hold the attachment securely in place. The secondary locking system is a single leaf spring that applies constant pressure to the front hook and a coil spring that does the same for the back hook. These springs have been tested vigorously to ensure they are both in far excess of any strength or safety requirements.  


A major safety feature of the TEFRA range is the Hill Smart Valve. This innovative and effective solution ensures that the attach and release sequence of attachments can only be performed when the Coupler is orientated toward the operator in a curled position. The Hill Smart Valve requires no routine maintenance and is not prone to external damage or contamination during use as it is protected within the cylinder design of the Coupler.

Another innovative factor is the Reverse Hose System that ensures the attachment hoses don’t become entangled in excavator linkage which often caused major hose damage with other couplers.

The TEFRA TILT has all the advantages and safety features of the TEFRA Coupler while also providing increased productivity and versatility in many areas of applications. The TEFRA TILT allows for up to 180 degrees rotation as well as the heavy-duty motor being self-lubricating and wear free. There is little to no maintenance required in the whole TEFRA range.    

The TEFRA Coupler range is available for excavators from 3 to 30 tonnes, while the TEFRA TILT is available for excavators 3 to 22 tonne.

To learn more about the full range of Hill Engineering Couplers and the ways the TEFRA Couplers can maximise your worksite safety, click here