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Brokk unveils new demolition machine

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Manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, Brokk, has introduced the Brokk 170. With SmartPowerTM, an intelligent power management system, the new machine offers 15% more power than the company’s previous model, while retaining compact dimensions.

The machine incorporates the SmartConceptTM system, ensuring improved performance and uptime. The system is comprised of SmartPower, SmartDesign, and SmartRemote. SmartPower senses when the power supply is poor or faulty and compensates before damage occurs to components, allowing contractors to use the machine with generators or unreliable power sources. SmartDesign uses 70% fewer cables, has hardened components, LED headlights, and easily accessible grease points and hydraulic hoses, with the aim of ease of maintenance and extended machine life. SmartRemote is an ergonomic remote control, incorporating adjustable straps, intuitive controls, and professional-grade radio technology with a 300 m working range.

The machine is also equipped with a 205 kg BHB 205 hydraulic breaker, delivering 406 J with each blow. The machine can also be paired with attachments including buckets, clamshell buckets, concrete crushers, grapples, and metal shears. The machine’s arm extends to 4.8 m vertically and 4.4 m horizontally, alongside 360° of continuous rotation for versatility on the jobsite.

The machine is one of four next generation remote controlled demolition machines that the company is launching at the World of Concrete 2019.

“Contractors can work in some of the most confined spaces and to get their jobs done successfully they cannot sacrifice power or safety,” said Martin Krupicka, President and CEO of Brokk Group. “That is why maintaining the same footprint as the former model and boosting the machine’s power was a must. This new machine tests the limits of compact power.”

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