Bobcat – a business of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, a diversified industrial firm – has recently launched its new 80 Series hydraulic breakers for carriers ranging from 700 kg to 5 tonne.
The new breakers offer high performance, greatly reduced maintenance, and are easy to use, says a company spokesman.
“The innovative design introduced by the company pioneers a completely new way of working with a breaker as for the first time ever, either a bucket or a vibrating plate accessory can easily and quickly be fitted onto the breaker,” he adds.
Designed for trenching, concrete demolition and general excavation work, the new Bobcat breakers feature a frame with a cylindrical design, providing improved access to jobs in confined areas such as inside structures or holes. The breakers are standard equipped with a special shield to protect hoses and fittings from being damaged when working close to the ground or in tight spots.
“The innovative design of the breaker’s hydraulic system provides increased efficiency, ensuring a longer working time without the risk of overheating. The breakers also incorporate a very effective soundproofing system, whereby the striking assembly is held both at the top and the bottom by suspension systems that are not in contact with the outer cylindrical housing,” the spokesman says.
In addition, the new breakers also present a completely new internal design with fewer moving parts and have no tie rods. “As a result, the breakers can be completely disassembled in less than five minutes, without the need for special tooling, reducing maintenance costs even further,” the spokesman adds.
Another novelty of the new breakers is a patented treated-steel-ring-‘clip’ system, which retains the bushing of the tool and protects the greasing system. This ring is easily removable with a multi-purpose tool supplied with the breaker, to release the sliding bushing and the tool instantly, he points out.
The new breakers also introduce a new work concept for increased versatility and productivity by allowing the breaker to be fitted with a bucket or a vibrating plate accessory.
The bucket accessory is fitted mechanically and hence does not need any hydraulic connection. The bucket flange has been designed to match with the bottom of the breaker housing. The tool on the breaker is positioned in the casing, allowing the operator to lock the device with a retaining pin. In addition, this ‘breaker and bucket’ assembly enables the operator to clear debris quickly and easily with the same machine without using any other equipment.
“With the vibrating plate accessory fitted, the breaker can compact materials without any additional hydraulic connections. When refilling the trench, the operator can use the breaker with vibrating plate accessory to compact the fill material in the trench,” he concludes.