Launch of the new Brokk 260
By Lindsay Gale24 February 2009
Demolition robot specialist Brokk has introduced a new machine to its range in the shape of the 3 tonne (6,710 lb) 260 model, which sits between the 1.9 tonne (4,180 lb) 180 and 4.8 tonne (10.560 lb) 400 models (the latter was introduced at the end of 2008). The new machine has a reach of 5.8 m (19 ft) and can carry a tool weighing up to 395 kg (869 lb)
The new Brokk 260 is similar in weight and in dimensions to the Brokk 250, a model that Brokk produced between 1990 and 2000. Brokk president Per Waldemarson said of the new machine: "Many of our customers have been asking for this size of machine over the past few years and we took such requests very seriously when we decided to develop the Brokk 260. There are, of course, a lot of differences from the Brokk 250, especially the new modern technical solutions."In addition to the normal testing carried out by Brokk itself, Swedish demolition contractor Rivners AB also field tested the machine on a large contract in Stockholm prior to its launch onto the market.