Sandvik Construction unveiled the two latest models from its mid-segment Bretec hydraulic breaker brand. These have been developed to provide customers with features that set new standards in both performance and reliability.
Sandvik’s Bretec brand has recently launched two new C-Series models: the M17C and L20C. These breakers incorporate a number of new features and updates over the M17 and L20 models they replace.
Designed for carriers in the 15- to 23-ton and 20- to 29-ton operating weight class, the M17C and L20C models boast operating weights of 1,240 and 1,650 kg, respectively. Impact rates range from 280 to 760 blows per minute on the M17C, and from 390 to 700 blows per minute on the L20C.
In addition to their enhanced performance, the two new models incorporate many new features providing greater reliability and durability, as well as delivering reduced ownership and operating costs. These features include:
- Round Retaining Pins – Delivers extended life for lower cost of ownership and operation.
- New Tool Retaining System – Permits faster tool changes for reduced downtime.
- Improved Tool Seal – Protects tool, bushings and retaining pins reducing ownership and operating costs.
- Dust-Protected Housing – Prevents dust ingress for reduced wear and helps reduce noise levels.
- Idle Blow Protection – Eliminates tie rod stress and oil overheating to protect against premature failure.
- Automatic Greasing – Auto lubrication now available as an option for greater tool protection.
As well as these new features, the M17C and L20C both benefit from the addition of durable hydraulic hoses as standard; a high-pressure accumulator that protects against pressure peaks; improved gas sealing for extended service intervals; and an improved and self-adjusting pressure control valve to eliminate oil spillages.
The new improved Bretec models join a product range that now includes 10 models that are suitable for carriers in the 1.2 to 40 tons operating weight class. Bretec breakers are sold and supported by a global network of dedicated and highly experienced dealers and distributors, the company said.