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22 May 2019

New line of versatile attachments from Epiroc

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A new line of versatile hydraulic attachment tools is being offered by Epiroc. The firm has added three new ranges: ERC transverse drum cutters with integrated hydraulic rotation; ER-L axial drum cutters; and ADU auger drive units based on Erkat drum cutter technology. With models suitable for carriers in most weight classes, these attachments are said to offer reliability and productivity for a wide range of excavation and demolition tasks.

The ER range of transverse drum cutters replaces Epiroc's proven DC drum cutter range. Now suiting carriers weighing up to 125tonnes, the range features more models, options and a larger variety of cutting heads.

The ER drum cutters can be used for rock or concrete wall and surface profiling, trenching, soft rock and frozen soil excavation, and demolition. They can also be used up to 30m underwater without additional installation or modification.

The new ERC models feature integrated hydraulic rotation which allows higher accuracy and productivity in challenging applications. Common to both ER and ERC drum cutters are an adaptable high torque gear motor, which gives high efficiency with long motor lifetime, and a high load resistant output shaft bearing system with lubrication-free slide ring seal system. Robust spur gears allow optimum energy transmission and reliability and the rugged housings are enhanced by HARDOX wear protection for operation in the tough working environments.

A wide range of cutting heads for various applications is available for ER and ERC models. The QuickSnap retaining system enables fast, simple pick changing, and pick sleeves are replaceable.

The new ER-L axial or longitudinal drum cutters are designed for narrow trenching, pile head removal and gutter cleaning. They are equipped with an adaptable high torque radial piston motor and a strong  lubrication-free bearing system, all protected by a robust housing. As with the other drum cutter models, a large variety of cutting heads is available for various applications and on the ER-L models the cutter head can be replaced by an auger for soft rock drilling.

Epiroc's compact new auger drive units are suitable for challenging soil and soft rock drilling applications. The attachments are equipped with a high torque radial piston motor and a strong lubrication-free bearing system. A variety of augers is available for different applications and quick auger exchange allows on-site versatility.

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