Atlas Copco’s $1.6m breaker sale

UK rental company buys over 100 breakers

Atlas Copco has logged a huge sale of hydraulic breaker attachments to a UK contractor, who paid nearly $1.6 million (£1 million) for more than 100 breakers.

Flannery Plant Hire is one of the oldest and largest plant hire firms in the UK, with a fleet of more than 1600 machines. And it’s likely these machines are now operating Atlas Copco breakers, after Flannery purchased more than 100.

The deal includes Solid Body small breakers to suit carriers from 1.1 — 8 tonnes and versatile medium breakers to suit carriers from 10 — 26t. The breakers will be used in a variety of Flannery’s projects including Rail, Highways, Utilities, National Grid, Cross Rail, Civil and Environment Agency works.

The Atlas Copco range of breakers are seen as some of the hardest-hitting on the market, with strong power to weight ratio credentials. Less hydraulic input power is required from the carrier while maintaining impact performance, and low vibration and noise levels combined with effective dust protection help to prevent damage to the breaker and carrier helping to increase reliability.

Patrick Flannery, Director of Flannery Plant Hire, said the investment in Atlas Copco was to ensure the quality and reliability of its fleet. “It is very important that there is no down time as it leads to greater customer satisfaction. You can have the best machine in the world, however if the breaker is not up to scratch it lets the machine down.” The expectation for the Altas Copco to keep downtime to a minimum, said Flannery.

Nick Anwyl, Regional Sales Manager at Atlas Copco, comments that, “Flannery are a major player in the plant hire industry. For them to choose Atlas Copco is a great commendation of a robust and reliable product that has proved it can stand up to the rigours of the UK plant hire industry.”

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