Caterpillar has introduced its new generation of Primary and Secondary Pulverisers, with six models in the line-up designed to fit 18-50t excavators.
According to the equipment giant, the new Cat Pulveriser line delivers up to 52% faster cycle times, producing more tons-per-litre of fuel burned. The line includes three new rotatable primary models – P318, P324 and P332 – which feature 360-degree rotation and three new fixed secondary models – P218, P224 and P232.
A statement from Cat said that the new pulveriser design is built around the same reliable industry-leading SpeedBooster technology found in Cat Multi-Processors. This exclusive feature quickly closes the jaw when there is no load. When the jaw comes into contact with material, the SpeedBooster hydraulic valve automatically switches to power mode for maximum power, quickly shattering concrete.
Cat adds that the Primary Pulverisers deliver efficient and profitable demolition of concrete structures, balancing speed and power by offering up to 52% faster cycle times and 21% higher force than the previous models. Bidirectional 360-degree rotation for the P300 series models positions the jaw to grab material from any angle for producing material properly sized for further processing. Integral rebar knives quickly shear through pipes, rebar and other embedded materials to improve demolition efficiency.
The new Cat Secondary Pulverisers deliver up to 44% faster cycle times and up to 20% better force in concrete demolition, resulting in up to 15% greater performance in secondary material processing applications, says the manufacturer. Wide jaw openings allow operators to grab more material from any angle, increasing processing speed and improving overall material throughput.
Both new pulveriser series feature bolt-on wear components that can be quickly replaced in the field with no hard-face welding required for maintenance, so the pulverisers spend more time working. To increase reliability and longevity, all hydraulic components are protected inside a housing with a bolt-on removable panel that provides complete access for servicing.
Integrated into all new pulverisers, Cat asset tracking is available for quick attachment locating. Easy-to-establish site boundaries increase attachment security by sending an alert if the asset is moved beyond a set perimeter. Asset tracking allows for efficient management of the entire attachment fleet, quickly viewed through Cat’s VisionLink with Product Link subscribed equipment.
Cat added that its Next Gen excavators include pulveriser settings in the controls, allowing the excavator to quickly recognise the attachment and automatically establish the proper operating settings. Along with Cat excavators, these new pulverisers are covered by Cat dealers.