Epiroc launch two new demolition attachments
Latest CB 5500 and CB 7500 ‘concrete busters’ designed for heavy foundation work and high-reach deconstruction
EPIROC have strengthened their product portfolio with two new attachment models designed specifically for heavier carriers in the 50- to 80-ton weight class.
Suitable for use on high-reach or long front carriers, the lightweight CB 5500 and CB 7500 (pictured) concrete busters have been engineered for applications in which highly abrasive material and low level of visibility of the product are in operation.
The excavator-mounted attachments have also been designed with the environment in mind, offering significant noise protection, thereby reducing the impact for local residents and workers near construction/demolition sites.
With their renowned wide jaw openings and high cracking forces, Epiroc’s CB concrete busters are said to be ideal for demolishing thick foundation walls whilst making light work of cracking girders and heavy concrete at extreme heights.
The demolition attachments are equipped with two powerful hydraulic cylinders that deliver continuous closing force for maximum productivity. The hydraulic cylinders are also fully protected by piston rod guards, while an integrated speed valve provides faster working cycles.
Jaw openings for the attachment tools are 1,600mm for the CB 5500 and 1,800mm for the CB 7500. Both models feature two independently moving jaws that eliminate displacement force, thus lowering stress levels. Cutting blades are both replaceable and reversible.
A key feature of the CB concrete busters is their 360-degree endless hydraulic rotation, which allows precise handling and optimal positioning. If the cutter grips the material at an oblique angle; a built-in pressure relief valve allows a ‘self-acting movement’ that brings the cutter jaw into the ideal position. This valve effectively protects both the carrier and the cutter from potentially damaging reaction forces.
The CB 5500 and CB 7500 models offer cracking forces of 150 tonnes and 190 tonnes, respectively.