Bobcat’s nitrogen breaker line promise to devastate demolition job sites

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Bobcat’s new nitrogen breakers deliver a long piston stroke, while relaying relatively minimal recoil. 

Bobcat recently announced the new line of six powerful breaker attachments covering all Bobcat compact excavators, compact track loaders, skid-steer loaders and mini track loaders. 

“The Bobcat nitrogen breaker has the impact power customers want for difficult demolition jobs, like removing reinforced concrete slabs,” said Travis Kidder, Bobcat attachment product specialist.

The breakers have minimal internal parts, a single lower bushing and easily accessible grease ports. Each of these design features reduces the breaker’s maintenance requirements and makes rebuilds easier. 

As well, the unique valve design of the breakers reduces hydraulic pressure fluctuation, which reduces stress on the carrying equipment’s hydraulic pumps.

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A loader X-Change mounting frame also allows owners to transition nitrogen breakers from a compact loader to a compact excavator. This may be beneficial to customers who regularly change attachments between carriers. It’s also a popular feature for rental stores that rent breakers across a variety of compact equipment.

Nitrogen breaker tools vary by model and include blunts, moils, chisels and nail points. 

Customers should consult with an authorized Bobcat dealership to confirm which tools are approved for use with Bobcat nitrogen breakers and carriers.

The six models of Bobcat breakers are available for purchase now at authorized Bobcat dealerships in North America. 

Bobcat requires the use of a special applications kit when operating a nitrogen breaker. Bobcat also plans to unveil an optional water nozzle kit for dust suppression.

Nitrogen breaker specs:

The six Bobcat breaker models are available to fit T450 to T870 compact track loaders; S70 to S850 skid-steer loaders; MT55 and MT85 mini track loaders; and Bobcat E10 to E85 compact excavators. The NB180 nitrogen breaker delivers the most impact energy at 996 ft-lbs., followed by the NB170 (738 ft-lb.), NB160 (479 ft-lbs.), NB150 (332 ft-lbs.), NB140 (258 ft-lbs.) and the NB110 (81 ft-lb.).