Steelwrist X18

-A compact tiltrotator for excavators with an operating weight ranging from 12 to 18 tons.

The X18 is designed with the goal to make your excavator more versatile, precise and profitable. It offers the ultimate combination of power and precision for excavators with an operating weight between 12 and 18 tons.

The rock-solid design with high torque, low building height and low weight gives you excellent operating characteristics. It comes with our recognized bi-directional tilt angle of 45°.

Control System

To get the most out of the X18 we recommend that you use our XControl system which is the most versatile on the market.


Gripper cassette

The X18 version with S60 can be equipped with a four finger gripper unit which makes the X18 even more versatile. It can be used to pick-up and move heavy objects eliminating the need for additional lifting equipment and avoiding injuries on the ground staff. Once you have started to use a gripper unit you don’t want to be without it.

Hydraulic Functions

The X18 is always equipped with one extra hydraulic outlet where you can connect hydraulic attachments such as hanging grippers. The extra outlet is always available and independent from the gripper cassette.

Available coupler combinations

We recommend to use the symmetrical quick coupler standard, the S60 is used on X18, due to it’s rubustness and low installation height. Other standards are available according to the table under techical info below:

Other options

The X18 can be equipped with central lubrication from factory which ensures proper lubrication over time without effort.






A) Width [mm] 616
B) Length [mm] 726
C) Building height [mm] 458
D) With cylinders [mm] 737
Weight from [kg] 400
Width with Gripper [mm] 717
Length with Gripper [mm] 952
Gripper opening reach [mm] 820
Wight with Gripper from [kg] 510


Technical data


Recommended Excavator weight [tons] 12-18
Configuration couplers [top/bottom] S60/S60
Max Tilt Angle ± 45º
Flow Requirement [liter/min] 40-60
Pressure [MPa] 210
Rotation speed 8
Rotation Torque [kNm] 7,8
Tilting Force [kNm] 41
Lubrication method Grease

Explanation: S=Symmetrical, DF=Direct Fit, B=Bofors, UP=Universal Pin PickupCW=Wedge type (Verachtert)HS= Lehnhoff type