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Atlas Copco has added to its CombiCutter line with the new CC 6000. With the same features as the other CombiCutter models, the CC 6000 is the heaviest with a service weight of 14,330 lbs. (6,500 kg) and is designed for carrier units in the 127,870- to 187,390-lb. (58,000 to 85,000 kg) class. The CC 6000 is ideal for heavy duty industrial, bridge and building demolition jobs.
"The Atlas Copco CC 6000 accommodates the market's ongoing movement to use larger excavators for demolition," said Kevin Loomis, product manager — hydraulic attachments. "As the physical sizes of excavators continue to grow in this industry, Atlas Copco will respond with quality production attachments like the CC 6000 to fill the needs of each class of carrier."
Available with either universal jaws (U) or steel cutting jaws (S), the CC 6000 features two movable jaws with two main hydraulic cylinders, providing consistently high crushing force throughout the entire operating cycle. The combination of a single- and double-blade jaw arm provides maximum stability even under extreme loads.
The cutter jaws on the CC 6000 are supported by a central main pin. This pin not only provides additional stability, but also reduces the time needed to change the cutter jaws by up to 75 percent with Atlas Copco's coupling and positioning system (CAPS). CAPS allows both cutter jaws to be fitted or removed as one unit, making it easier to change the jaws on site. The crushing teeth and cutter blades also can be quickly and easily turned around for additional use or replaced on site. All of these quick-change features save time and increase productivity.
"Our research suggests that about two-thirds of the operating cost of an attachment is incurred from operator cost, service and maintenance, and only one-third by the initial purchase," added Loomis. "With the new CC 6000, we have greatly simplified the associated maintenance and reduced the required labor time."
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