Atlas Copco Construction Tools has unveiled their most powerful hydraulic breaker, the HB 10000, at this year’s ConExpo-Con/Agg. Designed for heavy excavation and trenching projects, demolition of large concrete structures and primary rock breaking, the HB 10000 weighs 10 metric tons and delivers 50 percent more impact energy that the HB 7000, the company’s next largest model.
Accepting hydraulic flow of 119 to 140 gallons per minute at operating pressures of 2,320 to 2,610 psi, the HB 10000 delivers an impact rate of up to 380 blows per minute and requires carriers in the 85 to 140-metric ton weight class.
The breaker also has PowerAdapt, a system that automatically shuts down the breaker if it receives excessive oil pressure from the carrier, and AutoControl, a monitoring system that allows the breaker to adapt its frequency and power output to match operating conditions. The HB 10000 provides enough power to serve as a viable alternative to some drilling and blasting applications, according to the company.