“It saves me so much time and manual labour, I can’t imagine life without my Engcon tiltrotator!” says Cian Rooney, an owner/operator near Sligo on the west coast of Ireland.

Rooney hasn’t looked back since replacing his old Skid Steer loader and Kubota mini digger with a Kubota KX057-4 compact excavator equipped with an Engcon E206 tiltrotator, S40 quick hitch and integrated gripper. Rooney’s system is also one of the first in Ireland to be fitted with fully proportional control.

Rooney finds his Engcon equipment, which includes a grading bucket, sorting grab and pallet forks, invaluable for tackling a wide range of jobs, from groundworks and landscaping to fencing and agricultural contracts.

“I work mainly on my own and Engcon has helped transform my business. This one machine does the work of my two old ones” he says. “I now work more efficiently, safer and faster – and that’s good for my profits and for my customers because I can do a great job for them in less time.”

With no previous experience of tiltrotator systems, Rooney visited the engcon stand at Bauma and also used social media to find out what other people were saying about the concept before making an investment. Although posts on Twitter and YouTube videos of systems in action were useful, Rooney says he couldn’t have done it without John Craig’s support. “John made the process hassle-free and I was amazed at how quickly he was able to travel to Ireland and get my Engcon system up and running.”