Brokk recently announced the largest product launch in the company’s history, which includes four new demolition robot models, a proprietary Brokk hydraulic breaker range and three new concrete crushers from Darda.
The four new models include the Brokk 170, Brokk 200, Brokk 300 and the green Brokk 520D diesel machine.
“The introduction of these four machines not only represents the biggest product launch in Brokk’s history, it also redefines what has been considered possible to achieve in terms of power-to-weight performance ratio for demolition robots,” said Martin Krupicka, president and CEO of Brokk Group.
The new Brokk 170 replaces the 160 in the product lineup. Taking the best from Brokk 160 and adding the full Brokk SmartConcept — a set of technological features that offer improvements in power management, reliability, maintainability and ergonomics.
“We designed SmartConcept to maximize machine capabilities, improving overall reliability, versatility and efficiency,” Krupicka said.
“The new models pack a punch. They easily handle a hammer one class size larger, while maintaining a compact build, further permitting ease of work in confined spaces.”
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With a 24 kW SmartPower electric powertrain, the Brokk 170 features 15 per cent more demolition power than its predecessor. It packs a mean wallop with the new Brokk BHB 205 breaker and crushing force with the new Darda CC440 crusher.
Despite a power increase, the machine retains the same compact physical dimensions as the Brokk 160 and the range of attachments are fully compatible between the two models.
The new Brokk 200 creates a new weight class for demolition robots, filling the gap between the Brokk 170 and the Brokk 300. The machine squeezes the power of a 3,100 kg Brokk 280 into a 2,100 kg package. The 27.5 kW machine carries tools one weight class above its size and brings the hydraulic power to match.
Compared to the 170, the Brokk 200 comes with the new BHB 305 breaker that hits 40 per cent harder and the new, stronger Darda CC480.
The Brokk 200 has 15 per cent longer vertical and horizontal reach while retaining most of the compact dimensions of the Brokk 160. The extra chassis length and machine weight ensures balance, even when wielding heavier and more powerful attachments.
The Brokk 300 robot is an example of how quickly Brokk demolition robots evolve to meet the ever-increasing demands of the industry, according to the company. Replacing the fairly recent 280 model, the new Brokk 300 comes with the more powerful Brokk BHB 455 breaker, delivering 40 per cent more hitting power. Equipped with the new generation of Brokk SmartPower technology, power output is increased to 37 kW delivering the hydraulic flow and pressure to fully power heavier and more powerful attachments.
Slightly longer than the Brokk 280 and weighing 500 kg more, the Brokk 300 retains the same width and height giving it access to the same confined work sites. A new arm system increases vertical and horizontal reach to 6.5 and 6.1 metres, respectively.
Finally, the Brokk 520D robot packs 40 per cent more hitting power than the Brokk 400D it replaces.
The eco-friendly five-ton machine comes with two diesel engine options: a Tier 4 Final Kohler unit meeting the new European Union and North American emission standards, and a Kubota model available for the rest of the world.
The Brokk 520D is slightly heavier and longer than the 400D, boasting a bigger BHB 705 breaker and a 250 mm longer work reach. Its boom system and increased hydraulic performance means that it can handle the same wide range of heavier, more powerful attachments that are already available for the Brokk 500.
“It is truly exciting to be able to say that after 40 years, Brokk still has the ability to redefine the industry,” Krupicka said.