International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has launched its latest generation of rig-mounted hydraulic compactor attachments. The RC range includes five new models, for use on carriers with an operating weight of 1-40 tonnes, offering robust performance, high efficiency and easy maintenance for demanding applications including slope, trench and waste compaction, side development and piling.
Ralf Majchrzak, spokesperson for rig-mounted attachments at Chicago Pneumatic commented: “In today’s high pressure construction and demolition industries, where every minute of downtime and resulting loss in budget is scrutinised, operators are increasingly demanding products that are more durable, long-lasting and simple to maintain. For this reason we have developed our new range of rig-mounted hydraulic compactors to specifically address these requirements, and make our customers’ lives that little bit easier.”
All models within the RC range are designed for instant use, with no special installation required, and combine high compaction frequency with high vibrating force to enable operators to make quick work of most compaction jobs. To reduce stress on the compactor during operation, the housing is offset by 15°. This provides better force distribution across the plate, in addition to reduced wear and tear.
To ensure the hydraulic compactors are protected against overloads all models come equipped with integrated flow rate and pressure controls. This ensures operator safety and also saves time when the compactors are used on different carriers. The use of solid rubber isolators also provides excellent shock dampening of return vibrations, meaning there is no limitation of back pressure in the return line.
RC compactors are virtually maintenance free. The oil bath around the shaft bearing ensures continuous greasing, while Chicago Pneumatic’s AutoLube system eliminates the need for regular manual greasing.
All RC compactors come equipped with connection hoses that are designed to withstand the strains of demolition work, with protection against chafing provided by a spiral steel wire. A range of additional options are also available, including a continuous rotation device for easy positioning and higher productivity, and new backfill blades for smoother levelling.