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RX8 breaker from Chicago Pneumatic plays vital role in telecoms trenching project in India’s Himalayan region

A rig-mounted hydraulic breaker from international construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic is playing a vital role in an ambitious trenching project to lay telecoms cables in India’s Himachal Pradesh state, which is based in the country’s mountainous Himalayan region. Since choosing a reliable and efficient light RX8 breaker from Chicago Pneumatic government A-class state contractor M/S Ravi Kumar S/O Deshraj has increased productivity by approximately 20-25% and is on course to complete the project within the specified timeframe.

At the start of this year M/S Ravi Kumar S/O Deshraj, based in the Hamlet town of Bilaspur, were commissioned by one of India’s leading telecommunications providers to begin a trenching project to lay telecom cable wires across the whole of Himachal Pradesh state. Due to the substantial number of inhabitants in the area explosive blasting was ruled out, and the potential for traffic disruption resulting from the narrowness of the roads meant that it wasn’t possible to deploy a large 20 Ton excavator. As a result, the contractor had to use a smaller 8 Ton excavator, with an appropriately sized powerful hydraulic breaker, in order to remove the rocks that would be frequently encountered when making the trenches to lay the cable wires at the sides of roads.

Ensuring the project finished on time was a key factor in the decision by M/S Ravi Kumar S/O Deshraj to choose a small hydraulic breaker from Chicago Pneumatic, which owner Ravi Kumar highlighted: "Previously I had experienced issues relating to breakdowns and low productivity with the hydraulic breakers at my disposal. Therefore my aspiration to find a powerful small breaker with higher reliability and productivity became more intense when we were allotted this time sensitive project. My search ended when Chicago Pneumatic provided me with a visual demonstration of their small hydraulic breaker range. I was particularly impressed with the RX8 breaker and immediately placed an order so that I could deploy one as part of this project. After seeing the performance of the RX8 I am very confident that we will finish the job within the stipulated time frame and as a result improve our profitability owing to less breakdowns and increased productivity."

With a service weight of 370 kg and an impact rate between 530 and 1000 bpm (blows per minute), the RX8 is a robust and durable light hydraulic breaker. With a proven design, which features few components and only two moving parts, it offers a high grade of reliability and, thanks to its recoil absorbing concept and polyurethane insulated breaker box system, is one of the quietest breakers on the market. Other innovative features include hybrid technology for higher impact energy, an internal control valve for higher efficiency and a power booster for higher performance. Finally, a central lubrication port makes the RX8 extremely easy to maintain.

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