Atlas Copco’s new Essential (ES) breaker attachments give rental centers and contractors a fast return on investment by simplifying maintenance and operation. Atlas Copco created the ES Range as an economical and user-friendly option for general construction projects and light demolition.
Kevin Loomis, business line manager for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, said the compact, ES hydraulic breakers are easy to maneuver into tight spaces and provide good visibility, which speed up day-to-day construction, landscaping and renovation jobs.
The new ES Range includes three models, the ES 60, ES 70 and ES 80, which are remarkably narrow to promote good visibility and handling on worksites. The slim design also results in faster cleanup. For example, operators can cut narrow and precise trenches for plumbing installation applications without removing excess soil to accommodate the breaker’s size.
The ES breakers feature Atlas Copco’s exclusive, solid body construction that combines percussion and mounting components in one uniform structure. This eliminates the need for external fasteners, which allows rental center mechanics to quickly and easily replace wear bushing and seals, resulting in fast turnaround times for repairs and maintenance.
Designed with a central lubrication point that contractors can quickly and easily access to grease the breaker, they also feature full-length floating bushings to ensure grease fully coats bushings and tool steel to minimize wear. The breakers enhance productivity with a nitrogen-gas assist system that works with the units’ hydraulic oil to accelerate the breakers’ pistons and achieve impact rates as high as 1,300 beats per minute.