Chicago Pneumatic boosts Indian quarry output
A rig-mounted hydraulic breaker from Chicago Pneumatic has boosted productivity at a blue metal quarry in the Indian state of Gujarat by 40%.
The RX14 medium hydraulic breaker was bought by the director of Sushmit quarry, Monish Patel, after witnessing an on-site demonstration of the RX14 breaker’s potential.
“After reading about the RX14 breaker, I was impressed to hear about its innovative features, including a new double body system and a compact design with less moving parts,” he said.
With a service weight of 800 kg and an impact rate between 650 and 850 bpm (blows per minute), the RX14 is a robust and durable medium size hydraulic breaker. With few components and only two moving parts, it offers a high grade of reliability and has a recoil absorbing concept and polyurethane insulted breaker box system, making it one of the most silent breakers on the market.
According to Patel, Sushmit quarry has experienced significant savings on its operational costs. “My top priority was to produce metal with less operational costs so I chose Chicago Pneumatic equipment, which has, for decades, had a strong reputation in the Indian market,” he said.
It has also become one of the main customer references for Chicago Pneumatic equipment in the region. The quarry has helped the RX range gain a strong reputation across Gujarat’s metal quarry industry, with nine light and medium RX breakers, including RX8 and RX14 models, being sold in less than three months.
With over 18 blue metal quarries located in close proximity of Sushmit, Chicago Pneumatic has witnessed a sharp increase in its sales of light and medium RX breakers, which are used both for primary and secondary demolition applications.