A rig-mounted hydraulic breaker from Chicago Pneumatic is playing a vital role in an ambitious trenching project to lay telecom cables in the country´s mountainous Himalayan region in Himachal Pradesh.
Ravi Kumar S/O Deshraj, a state contractor in the hamlet town of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, has increased their productivity by approximately 20-25 per cent by choosing a reliable and efficient light RX8 breaker from Chicago Pneumatic. By doing this, Ravi Kumar S/O Deshraj will be on course of completing the project within the specified timeframe.
At the beginning of this year, Ravi Kumar S/O Deshraj commissioned a RX8 rig mounted hydraulic breaker from Chicago Pneumatic for one of India´s leading telecommunications providers. They began with a trenching project to lay telecom cable wires across the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Due to substantial number of inhabitants in the area, explosive blasting was ruled out, and the potential for traffic disruption resulting from the narrowness of the roads meant that it was not possible to deploy a large 20 tonne excavator. As a result, the contractor had to use a smaller 8T excavator with an appropriately sized powerful hydraulic breaker, in order to remove the rocks that would be frequently encountered when making the trenches to lay the cable wires at the sides of roads.
Ensuring the project was finished on time was a key factor in the decision by Ravi Kumar S/O Deshraj to choose a small hydraulic breaker from Chicago Pneumatic. Says Ravi Kumar, ´Previously, I had experienced issues relating to breakdowns and low productivity with the hydraulic breakers at my disposal. Therefore, my aspiration to find a powerful small breaker with higher reliability and productivity became more intense when we were allotted this time-sensitive project. My search ended when Chicago Pneumatic provided me with a visual demonstration of its small hydraulic breaker range. I was particularly impressed with the RX8 breaker and immediately placed an order so that I could deploy one as part of this project. After seeing the performance of the RX8, I am confident that we will finish the job within the stipulated time frame and as a result improve our profitability owing to less breakdowns and increased productivity.´
With a service weight of 370 kg and an impact rate between 530 and 1,000 blows per minute (bpm), the RX8 is a robust and durable light hydraulic breaker. With a proven design, which features few components and only two moving parts, it offers a high grade of reliability, and thanks to its recoil absorbing concept and polyurethane insulated breaker box system, is one of the quietest breakers on the market. Other innovative features include hybrid technology for higher impact energy, an internal control valve for higher efficiency and a power booster for higher performance. Finally, a central lubrication port makes the RX8 extremely easy to maintain.