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Brokk Hydraulic Drifter Drill Emphasizes Power, Safety

Brokk remote-controlled demolition equipment is for mining, demolition and tunneling applications with the latest TE160 hydraulic drifter rock drill from TEI Rock Drills.DB-Brokk-400

When paired with the Brokk 100 or Brokk 160, the new drill attachment is suited for drilling in cramped spaces. The Brokk/TEI combination eliminates fatigue improves overall drilling accuracy and promotes safety by allowing operators to stand farther away from the drilling site.

“Heavy jackleg drills are difficult to move and can quickly wear out the operator. With the Brokk machine and this drill head, they won’t tire so easily,” said Peter Bigwood, vice president of sales and marketing at Brokk. “Instead, they can run powerful drilling equipment in tunnels, mines and demolition sites for longer and from safe distances.”

When miners use jackleg drills for drilling 1 5/8-in. diameter holes for blasting, for example, they stand within 3 ft. of the working surface, which puts them at risk of being hit by water-propelled, fractured rocks or falling debris. They also have to strain against jackleg drills for long periods of time, and the exertion can lead to injuries and inaccurately drilled holes. With a Brokk machine and the TE160 attachment, they can consistently drill to 20-ft. depths while standing well out of harm’s way, according to the company.

Operators can take the 45-in.-tall Brokk 100 units into areas with 6-ft. height clearances, which make them great for workspaces with little headroom. In addition, when the arms and stabilizer legs are folded in, the Brokk 100 is less than 31-in. wide, narrow enough to fit through doorways or onto elevators.

At just under 26 in. long, the TE160 is the smallest drill attachment from TEI, yet it packs a punch. The TE160 delivers 35 to 60 ft.-lb. of impact energy at 5,000 to 6,500 blows per minute. The drill also produces 100 lb.-ft. of torque and reaches rotation speeds of up to 250 rpm, which makes it an accurate and faster alternative to jackleg drilling through brick, concrete and rock.

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