Simplicity Defines Epiroc’s New V Cutter Model

Published: 4/3

Epiroc has launched the new VC 3000, containing all the remarkable benefits of the successful V Cutter range that has set a new standard in trenching and quarrying. A seemingly simple solution with an extraordinary effectiveness, the V-shaped design enables a cut with a flat base, leaving no material untouched between the drums, and achieving energy savings of up to 40 %.

“We’re pleased to present an alternative that will save time and money in virtually every aspect, from investment to energy and wear on the carrier,” says Gordon Hambach, Epiroc’s Head of Strategic Marketing for Hydraulic Attachment Tools. “And it’s all achieved by the angles of the drum.”

Unlike a regular drum cutter that must move side to side to create an even trench, Epiroc VC cutters can reach the same result by just going straight. Taking the reduced downtime and maintenance into account makes the calculation even more attractive.

The distinguishing features of the classic Epiroc drum cutters—robust spur gears, adoptable high torque gear motor, and QuickSnap retaining system for fast and easy pick changing—are all to be found in the new VC 3000, which comes with a service weight of 7,000 lb (3,200kg) and is suitable for excavators of 35t to 55t. Other features include the Pro bracket, which leads all hydraulic hoses through the center of the extension arm and out of harm’s way; mechanical and hydraulic rotatable brackets; and a dust-preventing water spraying system. HATCON ™, a monitoring system tracks operating hours, location, and service intervals via MyEpiroc is another option that will increase the overall effectiveness.

As standard, VC cutters are equipped with Epiroc’s unique Hexagon Picks, a new range for all types of drum cutting equipment. Though at first glance, the hexagonal body shape may sound like a simple modification, it is, in fact, an ingenious industry first that will make daily maintenance easier, faster and less costly. The secret is that unsticking or replacement of the HexPicks can be performed quickly and easily with a hexagon wrench. Epiroc claims that HexPicks are also more durable and will last up to 20% longer than all competing products.

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