Montabert launches breaker, drill attachment

By |  March 17, 2017

Montabert’s V7000 hydraulic breaker

Montabert debuted its largest hydraulic breaker to date at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2017.

The new V7000 hydraulic breaker, which was on display at the company’s booth, is similar to Montabert’s V6500. The V7000, however, is heavier and more powerful for demolition, quarrying, mining and excavating applications.

With a carrier weight range of 70 to 120 tons, the V7000 features a new variable-speed technology to allow for more versatility and greater productivity, the company says. Also, maintenance costs are reduced due to fewer internal moving parts.

The V7000 was added to the company’s line of breakers because the market is growing in this segment and end users are looking for larger breakers as carriers get bigger and more powerful, says Stephane Giroudon, Montabert general manager.

All of Montabert’s breakers, including the V7000, have state-of-the-art suspension systems to reduce vibration and wear, greatly increasing the lifespan of the machine and allowing them to outlast existing competitors in the market, Montabert says.

“At Montabert, we always strive to bring the most innovative, reliable solutions to market, to make sure our customers can cost-effectively maximize productivity,” Giroudon says. “The addition of the V7000 only makes us more equipped to better serve their evolving needs.”

In addition to the V7000, Montabert launched a new drill attachment at ConExpo-Con/Agg in the CPA 295. This excavator-mounted rock drill attachment is aimed to match or exceed the production rate of conventional drill rigs currently in the market, Montabert says. Its versatile options allow contractors to drill holes from 3 to 4 in. in diameter, up to 72 ft. deep, decreasing typical costs while increasing application potential, according to Montabert.

The application possibilities for the CPA 295 include everything from a quarry or pipeline project to a demolition or development site.

“Before the CPA 295, growing demand and cost concerns were calling for bigger drilling attachments with larger hole diameter and depth options, at greater speeds,” Giroudon says. “This attachment’s versatility and capability meet those needs.”

The attachment can be mounted on any excavator weighing more than 25 tons, the company adds. It does not require any major modifications to the machine, and is easy to connect and install.

“It can be mounted on and off an excavator in about 10 minutes with the use of a quick coupler,” says Gaetan Julien, product drilling specialist at Montabert. “You can go from digging, ripping rock or breaking rock, and then be drilling again minutes later. The excavator’s quick coupler, standard auxiliary hydraulic plumbing and a 24VDC power supply suffice for the installation. It not only saves our customers on acquisition and operating costs, but also limits downtime.”

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