Bobcat has unveiled a new silenced model to its range of hydraulic breakers. Bobcat has enchanced its range of hydraulic breakers with the addition of a new silenced model, the B700, which will replace the 1750S model, one of six breakers currently offered by the company.

The new B700 breaker is the result of a joint development between Bobcat and Montabert and has been designed to fit a range of Bobcat loaders and mini-excavators.

Bobcat and Montabert are both part of Ingersoll-Rand, a major diversified equipment manufacturer serving the global growth markets of climate control,industrial productivity, infrastructure development and security and safety.

The breaker announcement meets a corporate objective to maximise brand value and increase synergies in areas such as product distribution, parts and service between Ingersoll-Rand businesses.

Higlighting its features, a company spokesman says: ''The Bobcat B700 hammer has superior technology from the market leader in its class. It offers Bobcat customers added value in every area with increased performance and long-life.

''The B700 is designed for use on Bobcat 453, 553, 751 and 753 skid-steer loaders, as well as Bobcat 320, 322, 325 and 328 mini excavators. The B700 breaker delivers 925 bpm (blows per minute) at 29 l/min. With an operating weight of 142 kg, the B700 breaker has a maximum operating pressure of 155 bar.

''The hydraulic breaker is one of the most popular attachments for Bobcat loaders and mini-excavators. There are well over 40 different types of Bobcat attachments varying in size and hydraulic power requirement, which convert Bobcat machines into multi-purpose tool carriers, designed to save time, effort and cost in carrying out a wide range of applications.

"There is a complete range of Bobcat skid-steer loaders with operating weights from 1.2 to 4.5 tonne and rated operating capacities from 317 to 1,600 kg. Alongside is a line of nine Bobcat mini-excavators ranging in weight from 1.5 to 5.5 tonnes.''

All Bobcat products are backed by a worldwide network of more than 900 dealers, including over 160 distributors serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with factory-trained service mechanics and quality spare parts, the spokesman adds.