The latest hydraulic breaker from Sandvik, the BR4099, had its worldwide launch at Munich’s international Bauma exhibition together with the BR3288, a replacement for the popular BR3088. Both of the new breakers, based on the BR3088 concept proven on the markets for several years, have been upgraded for better efficiency and productivity and lower operation costs.
The world’s first BR4099 got an early start on the Finnish market in February, on T. Maijala Oy’s Volvo EC360 BLC excavator. Hydraulic breakers from Rammer and Sandvik are nothing new for T. Maijala Oy, as over the years the company has gained extensive experience with various sizes and models.
“The decision to select Sandvik’s new breaker model was an easy one. Our experiences with their previous breakers have been positive, and Marakon’s service in sales, maintenance and spare parts has been first rate,” says Tapio Maijala, Managing Director of T. Maijala Oy, referring to the local Sandvik breaker dealer.
“With the new breaker models, the hourly operating costs have decreased significantly. Thanks to new features and structural changes in the breakers, the service lives of tie rods, tool bushings and tool-retaining pins are now remarkably longer. One of the new features is the possibility to optimise the blow energy and stroke length according to the composition and size of the material to be broken,” says Teuvo Soppela from Marakon’s maintenance services. With more than 30 years of experience, Soppela knows what he is talking about.
“It’s really nice to operate now. Marakon’s people came in and optimally adjusted the carrier for this breaker, and the breaking capacity is excellent now. I’ve never experienced such efficiency and comfort of use with other hydraulic breakers,” says operator Timo Kääntä about his new tool. The new BR3288 weighs 2,350kg and is suitable for 27 to 40-tonne carrier, while the larger BR4099 weighs 3,380kg and lends itself for 35 to 60-tonne machines. Thanks to improved hydraulic efficiency, both breakers have a wide range of oil flow rates and tolerate greater back pressure from the carrier, which guarantees high productivity with a wide range of carriers.