Bosch launched an upgrade to its popular Brute breaker hammer at World of Concrete Wednesday, featuring 23 percent more impact energy that the previous Brute.
The BH277OVCD Brute Turbo weighs just 63 pounds and delivers an EPTA impact energy of 43 foot-pounds. A longer air cushion in the hammer mechanism reduces vibration at the source, while shock-mounted handles lower the vibration levels additionally.
The new hammer tube has flutes designed to dissipate the heat buildup inside the Brute Turbo, and a reinforced hammer tube collar, spring and bolts dampen blank beats.
Additional improvements include a non-slip rubber cover that keeps the tool from falling over while not in use, and ergonomic handles with a soft grip for extended use.
The Brute Turbo will be available in mid-February.