Brokk introduces four new next generation demolition robotsPublished 10/10, 2018 at 15:39
Four new machine models were introduced at once, together with a proprietary Brokk hydraulic breaker range, and three new concrete crushers from Darda at Intermat this year. The four new machine models take the Brokk power to weight ratio to new heights enabled by the unique Brokk SmartPowerTM technology.
The four new Brokk models comprise of the lightweight Brokk 170, the flexible Brokk 200, the all-around Brokk 300, and the ‘green’ Brokk 520D diesel machine, with the new Brokk 170 replacing the Brokk 160. This has involved taking the best attributes of the Brokk 160, and adding the full Brokk SmartConceptTM; this consists of SmartPowerTM, SmartDesignTM, and SmartRemoteTM. Using a 24kW SmartPowerTM electric powertrain, enables the lightweight machine to deliver 15% more demolition power than its predecessor. It also comes equipped with the new Brokk BHB 205 breaker and new Darda CC440 crusher. It does however retain the same physical dimensions as the Brokk 160, and the wide range of attachments are fully compatible between the two models.
The new Brokk 200 is a new weight class for demolition robots, filling the gap between the Brokk 170 and the Brokk 300. It does this by providing the power of a 3,100 kg Brokk 280 fitted into a 2,100 kg package, facilitated by Brokk SmartPowerTM technology. The 27.5kW machine carries tools one weight class above its size, and brings the hydraulic power to match. The Brokk 200 comes with the new Brokk BHB 305 breaker and the new Darda CC480.
The Brokk 200 has 15% longer vertical and horizontal reach while retaining most of the compact dimensions of the Brokk 160. The extra chassis length and machine weight ensures balance, even when wielding the heavier and more powerful attachments. This means that the Brokk 200 is ideal for heavy duty but difficult to access projects and applications.
The Brokk 300 is an example of how quickly Brokk demolition robots have evolved to meet the ever increasing demands of the industry. Replacing the fairly recent Brokk 280 model, the new Brokk 300 comes with the more powerful Brokk BHB 455 breaker delivering 40% more hitting power. Equipped with the new generation of Brokk SmartPowerTM technology, power output is increased to 37kW delivering the hydraulic flow and pressure to fully power the heavier and more powerful attachments it is paired with. Slightly longer than the Brokk 280 and weighing 500kg more, the Brokk 300 retains the same width and height, giving access to the same confined work sites. A new arm system increases vertical and horizontal reach to 6.5m and 6.1m respectively.
Finally, the Brokk 520D is said to establish a new standard for diesel powered demolition robots with a larger hydraulic breaker packing 40% more hitting power than the Brokk 400D it replaces. This eco-friendly five ton machine comes with two diesel engine options: a Stage 4/Tier 4 Final Kohler unit meeting the new EU and North American emission standards, and a Kubota model available for the rest of the world. The new Brokk 520D is slightly heavier and longer than the old Brokk 400D, boasting a larger BHB 705 breaker with 250mm longer work reach. Its heavier duty boom system and increased hydraulic performance means that it can handle the same wide range of heavier, more powerful attachments that are already available for the Brokk 500. The Brokk 520D also comes with Brokk SmartDesignTM that simplifies daily maintenance and increases machine uptime.
“The introduction of these four machines not only represents the biggest product launch in Brokk’s history, it also redefines what has been considered possible to achieve in terms of power to weight performance ratio for demolition robots. And this is all made possible by the unique new Brokk SmartPowerTM technology. It is truly exciting to be able to say that after 40 years, Brokk still has the ability to redefine the industry.” says Martin Krupicka, president and chief executive of Brokk Group.