Brokk rolls out B100 worldwide
By Chris Sleight30 January 2012
Brokk has increased the availability of its new B100 demolition robot to North America, having given the machine its global premier at the Batimat exhibition in Paris, France, at the end of last year. The machine is now in full production, and was unveiled to the US market at last week's World of Concrete exhibition in Las Vegas.
Peter Bigwood, vice president of slaes & marketing for Brokk Inc. said the machine replace's the B90 and has been redesigned to be a perfect match for Atlas Copco's SB152 hydraulic breaker. Stressing this he said, "Pound for pound, Brokks are two to four times more powerful than traditional excavators. A Brokk is designed from the ground up to be a demolition machine. An excavator is designed to be a digging machine." He continued, "The B100 has a snappier and speedier performance than the B90, and with a larger motor and pump we get almost 99% of the performance the breaker has to offer."
Besides its greater power and productivity, providing some 35% greater breaking power, the B100 offers 12.1 ft (3.7 m ) of horizontal reach and 14.1 ft (4.3 m) of vertical reach. It comes with a new remote control box from Brokk, which the company says is more efficient and precise to use, and which provides different work modes.
Despite its powerful performance, the B100 retains a compact and lightweight design. It weighs in at just under 1 tonne (2183 lbs) and measures 30.7 in (780 mm) wide, allowing it to fit through a standard doorway. Like most of the rest of the Brook range, it is electrically powered, and features a 20 hp (15 kW) electric motor.