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Chicago Pneumatic Introduces RX 30, RX 38 Hydraulic Breakers

Thu January 31, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Chicago Pneumatic has launched the RX 30 and RX 38 rig mounted, heavy hydraulic breakers.

Practical for heavy industrial demolition, building renovation, road construction, rock excavation, trenching, mine and quarry applications, the RX 30 and RX 38 are powerful enough to handle the most difficult applications, but also can be transported with ease, according to the manufacturer.

"We have really engineered the perfect balance between power and technology with these new models," said Greg Petherbridge, product manager of hydraulic attachments of Chicago Pneumatic. "Contractors will be able to increase productivity on the job site thanks to these advanced technology breakers."

As is the case with all breakers in the RX series, the RX 30 and RX 38 feature hybrid gas/oil technology and fewer moving parts for a lower maintenance hydraulic breaker. Also incorporated in the RX line of rig mounted hydraulic breakers are noise and vibration dampening technology and an internal control valve making the RX breakers some of the quietest and most powerful on the market today.

"There are a number of extra features on the RX 30 and RX 38 breakers, which make this an important machine for contractors," said Petherbridge. "For example, the PowerControl Plus feature enables the operator to adjust the breaker's performance according to the application."

Other features include a tie rod system that uses tie bolts, an insert thread system that ensures a long working life and allows tie bolts to be reused, as well as a central lubrication port for extended bushing life.

About the RX 30

Featuring a service weight of 4,850 lbs. (2,200 kg), the RX 30 is ideal for a wide range of applications. With an impact rate of up to 620 blows per minute (bpm) at 5,500 ft. lb. class, the RX 30 delivers power and performance for demolition, construction, and mining. The RX 30 is specified for carriers with a capacity of 55,100 to 88,200 lbs. (Carrier Class 25 to 40 t).

About The RX 38

The RX 38 boasts an impact rate of 590 bpm at 6,500 ft. lb. class to effectively increase job site productivity. With a service weight of 5,740 lbs. (2,600 kg), the RX 38 is strong enough to handle the roughest applications. Specified for carriers with a capacity of 59,000 to 98,000 lbs. (Carrier Class 25 to 43 t).

Optional equipment is available for breakers in the RX 14 to RX 53 range, including CP auto lube, an automatic breaker mounted lubrication system for extended life of the bushing and working tool. The RX also includes a vented percussion chamber that vents dust away from the tool holder extending bushing and tool life.

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