Brownell Earthmoving

“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. It has a good range of tilt which allows you to cut a half to one batter at full tilt.”

Shane Brownell, owner/operator of Brownell Earthmoving

Moon Civil & Drainage

“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, and the Snaplock+ Tilt’s automatic dual pin lock system makes for a far safer working environment.”

Rob Moon, managing director of Moon Civil & Drainage

Melbourne Tractors

“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, they pick up all our attachments, and we all like the fact Doherty’s couplers and attachments are a quality New Zealand-made range of products.”

Kate Bennett, sales representative of Melbourne Tractors

Severn Excavations

“…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.

I like the fact it’s dual pin locking, has a compact design, as well as being really simple to operate. The central lifting lug is ideal in my line of work too.”

Craig Severn, managing director of Severn Excavations

Cottle Contracting

“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.

I can’t give enough praise for the quality of your equipment as I was changing buckets probably up to 15 – 20 times in a day and so fast (15 seconds) too. The tilt was worked hard with both buckets and many native stumps were struck around 3m down and removed with no problems. The drain depth started around 3m and after almost 30,000m3 finished at 6m deep and on time (1 month) and on budget. So not a bad effort with the new combination of gear and a big thanks to your attachments which really proved its high quality and strength.”

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Brent Cottle, co-owner and operator of Cottle Contracting

Bay Shaping 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.

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Mark and hearing his knowledge and assurance of quality of the product. We knew we were building a long-term relationship with the Doherty team, being a new business in the industry it’s nice to know we’re using reliable gear with ongoing support.”

Dave Graham, owner of Bay Shaping Ltd

Active Survey 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.
I like working with the guys at Doherty. The support you get from the team is the most important thing. They’ve got a good team and really easy to deal with.”

Bryce Kilpatrick, managing director of Active Survey Ltd