Epiroc adds to CB ‘Concrete Buster’ rangePublished 29/6 at 13:29
Epiroc has added the CB 4500 to its popular CB Concrete Buster range, with the new model being designed for carriers in the 40t to 55 tons weight class.
Due to their comparatively light weight, CB Concrete Busters are effective choices for use with high reach or long front carriers, specifically 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 they can be used in residential areas where hydraulic breakers are not permitted. As construction and demolition contractors worldwide have discovered, CB Concrete Busters with their wide jaw openings and high cracking forces, are ideal for demolishing thick foundation walls making light work of cracking girders and heavy concrete at extreme heights.
Designed with productivity in mind
CB Concrete Busters are equipped with two powerful hydraulic cylinders which deliver virtually continuous closing force for maximum productivity. The hydraulic cylinders are fully protected by piston rod guards, whilst 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° 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.
A full range
The new CB 4500 model offers a crushing force of 130t at the jaw tip, with a jaw opening of 1,400mm. The complete CB range now comprises of seven models with service weights from 320kg to 7,400kg, for carriers weighing from 2t to 85t.