Komatsu adds V-series to hydraulic breaker range

23 November 2021

Mining and construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu has announced it has expanded its range of hydraulic breakers for use in tunnelling and general construction.

Breakers are essential tools for a host of applications, including scaling and tearing out reinforced concrete abutments. V-Series breakers are designed to automatically select the optimum piston-stroke length and speed, depending on the hardness of the material being encountered. They are claimed to achieve excellent impact energy and performance in a variety of applications.

According to Komatsu, the machines have minimal wasted energy and a subsequent higher operating efficiency, modulating their impact force and frequency with up to 16 working positions to match the demands of most applications. Incorporating energy-saving recovery valves helps increase efficiency.

Standard features include automatic greasing, advanced blank firing protection, swivel hose couplings and heavy-duty housings. Furthermore, shock-dampening in the form of upper and lower suspensions help reduce the risk of cracking excavator booms and breaker housings. For greater operator comfort, the use of rubber/poly components help absorb impact and reduce vibrations through the boom.

The units are designed to be compatible with Komatsu excavator ranges PC210 up to the PC490 ranges.