erkat ‘Pro’ bracketPublished 21/4 at 13:28
erkat is known for its robust special cutting units for excavators and skid steer loaders, which are manufactured to what are said to be the highest quality standards in Germany. Now as part of Epiroc, the company's mission is still to offer its customers high quality products and services, thereby contributing to high efficiency and sustainable growth. Additionally, the company is more than fulfilling its commitment to innovative development with the launch of its new immediate bracket for consistent efficiency with increased investment protection.
erkat previously impressed its customers with its supporting console that can be rotated 3600. This enables the optimal positioning of the drum cutter in the area of use providing extremely precise yet flexible handling. The company’s new rigid ‘Pro’ bracket further offers optimised protection of the hoses during work in confined areas and areas with limited visibility combined with consistent quality and performance. “erkat can offer both dynamic and rigid,” explains Christoph Goebel, drum cutter product and business development manager. “We are thus remaining true to our concept of constant further development which has been in place for over twenty years.”
With the development of the new Pro bracket, erkat has shown both its versatility and customer focus. While the tried and tested 3600 rotating bracket continues to impress with its flexibility and broad range, the static bracket primarily offers additional protection of the customer’s investment. For optimised hose guidance the hydraulic hoses run directly along the excavator arm and are fed out to the back, in the centre of the extension arm protection. This means that they are subjected to significantly less mechanical strain, do not cross each other and are better protected especially during work with minimal visual contact with the drum cutter (e.g. during trenching, close to walls, in tunnels or in water). The robust design, in the form of a closed box, prevents the demolition material from falling onto the engine cover from above.
Thanks to its extremely flexible usage options, the Pro bracket underlines the flexible use of the ER drum cutter range. Compatible with the models ER 650 to ER 2000, the rigid bracket provides an option for every application. The Pro bracket is offered with an optional water spraying system to meet the ever increasing requirements for combating particulate matter during demolition work, tunnel and channel construction. The installation of an optional additional valve enables the overflow oil line to be combined so that the drum cutter can be connected to the hammer circuit of the excavator with just two hoses. The customer is able to select whether to use a rotating or static support bracket.