Breaking into the Americas
By Lindsay Gale25 November 2013
Intended for customers using mini excavators, skid steers and backhoes in North and South America, four new breakers have been added by Cat to its E Series line. The new breakers are the H35E, H45E, H55E and H65E and all four are available in either standard or silent configurations, with the latter breakers carrying an additional ‘s’ designation after the model number, e,g. H35Es. In addition, the H45E and H55E are also available as pin-on and flat-top units. The flat top models can be used on Cat machines and those from other OEMs, while the pin-on models are use on dedicated hammer-equipped Cat carriers.
The H35E is intended for carriers weighing from 1.1 to 2.4 tonnes, the H45E is for 1.5 to 3 tonne carriers, the H55E is for 2.5 to 6 tonnes carriers and the H65E is for use on carriers weighing from 3 to 9 tonnes.
The silenced versions use a fully enclosed housing to suppress noise and the suspension system includes buffers at the top and bottom to adsorb reflective forces and isolate the breaker from the carrier and a suspension jack helps to dampen vibration and sound.
The new breakers feature 47% fewer parts than the equivalent D-Series model they replace to provide quicker and easier servicing. According to Cat, the new hammers have been designed and engineered to match the auxiliary flows and pressures of its own carriers.