As part of the Kinshofer Group, Doherty Couplers & Attachments are manufacturers of the fully compliant Snaplock+ range, and leaders in innovation, safety and quality for quick couplers, buckets and other earthmoving attachments.

For more information about our business and products, you can review various articles in our News section. We also invite you to connect with our Authorised Service Partners who represent and support our product range in Australia and New Zealand.

Alternatively, for international enquiries Contact Us directly to find out more.
Innovation, safety and quality is what sets the standards in everything we do. With minimal moving parts and our patented Dual Pin Locking system, the Snaplock+ range is testament to our continuous focus on improvement.

Importantly, Doherty is one of few manufacturers globally to offer fully automatic quick couplers 100% compliant to Australian standard AS4772-208, European EN474 standard, ISO 13031 International standard and all major contractor policies. Standards are changing – find out the facts here.
Introducing the Snaplock+ Tilt Coupler
Compact in design, powerful and virtually maintenance free, the Snaplock Tilt Coupler incorporates a precision built actuator ensuring trouble free operation.


Click here to find out how reliability and efficiency saw our gear becoming the preferred attachments for Waikato-based contractor, Bowe Brothers Excavating Ltd.
Click here to read how Sydney-based Agresta Plant Services has grown and how Doherty attachments has been core to their quality and safety.
Click here to find out how Queensland based Cooper Civil have secured a solid reputation with their expertise, quality earthmoving attachments and experienced operators.
  • I’ve had other operators borrow my Doherty cleaning bucket and they’ve been massively impressed with how it cuts and picks up material. They ask to swap with their bucket brand so they can keep using mine!
    Dan Pulman, owner/operator of Pulman Earthmoving Ltd.
  • We decided to use Doherty because of their reputation. We look for the best products in the industry but when it comes to finding a supply partner for equipment and systems that add value, the decision often comes down to the people more than anything else.
    Bryce Kilpatrick, managing director of Active Survey Ltd
  • We bought our first Snaplock+ tilt hitch system and bucket four months ago, after being recommended by our local mechanic. We were on the search for a hitch system that would allow a full 180-degree tilt and tough enough to withstand our workload.
    Dave Graham, owner of Bay Shaping Ltd
  • We finally got our new Sumitomo SH225, complete with Trimble GPS gear into work on the Kapiti Expressway in mid January and within days it was commissioned to undertake a 800m open drain south of Palmerston North. This contract to give the GPS and especially the tilt hitch a solid workout was a great opportunity.
    Brent Cottle, co-owner and operator of Cottle Contracting
  • “…our line of work is really specialised therefore the right equipment is vital. One slip up could be very costly which is why we need attachments that give us the best control and manoeuvrability. We’re using the Doherty Snaplock+ Tilt coupler because it enables us to work around underground services confidently..."
    Craig Severn, managing director of Severn Excavations
  • “Quick couplers meeting important safety requirements is definitely important to us. The dual lock system of the Snaplock+ reassures the operator of this. Our operators like the way they lock tight and being multi-fit..."
    Kane Bennett, sales representative of Melbourne Tractors
  • “Along with our Hitachi excavators, we use the Doherty Snaplock+ Tilt coupler pretty much on all our projects because the guys are constantly changing buckets throughout the day. As well as specialist equipment, health and safety is a major part of everything we do..."
    Rob Moon, managing director of Moon Civil & Drainage
  • “The new safety legislation in New Zealand and Australia has been an excellent step forward for us all, but I also prefer the Doherty tilt bucket because of its solid construction and design integrity..."
    Shane Brownell, owner/operator of Brownell Earthmoving
  • “…the first machine with the Doherty tilt hitch has now done over 1000 hours with no issues. I’m impressed by its capabilities. We now have three excavators running these hitches..."
    Warrick Frogley, managing director of M.W Lissette Ltd
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