Two New Epiroc CB Concrete Busters for Heavy Foundation, High-Reach Work

Published: 5/5, 2020

Epiroc is now adding two new models to its popular CB Concrete Buster range--the CB 5500 and CB 7500, designed for carriers in the 50t to 85t class. Due to their comparatively light weights, CB Concrete Busters are effective choices for use with high reach or long front carriers. For applications with highly abrasive material and low level of visibility of the product in operation. They are also suitable where noise is an issue and can be used in residential areas where hydraulic breakers are not permitted. CB Concrete Busters with their wide jaw openings and high cracking forces, are ideal for demolishing thick foundation walls, and make light work of cracking girders and heavy concrete at extreme heights. All models are equipped with two powerful hydraulic cylinders that deliver virtually continuous closing force for maximum productivity. The hydraulic cylinders are fully protected by piston rod guards. An integrated speed valve gives faster working cycles.

Offering impressive cracking forces of up to 190t depending on the model, CB Concrete Busters are equipped with two independently moving jaws that eliminate displacement force, thus lowering stress levels. Cutting blades are both replaceable and reversible. A productive feature on all CB Concrete Busters is 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 complete CB range now comprises six models with service weights from 705 lb to 16,314 lb (320 kg to 7,400 kg) for carriers weighing from 2t to 85t.

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