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Equipment Spotlight: Rock Construction Equipment & Tools
Underground Tools Inc.
With information regarding the type of rock formation or the PSI of the rock, UTI can build a hole opener specifically designed for that particular job. UTI can cut any type of thread connection and incorporate any type of built-in stabilizer option. Hole openers are available from 8-inch OD to 60-inch OD. All UTI products come with exclusive DirtSmart technical service where questions are answered by the industry’s most knowledgeable technical support team. 866.488-DIRT, www.undergroundtools.com
The Flat Face Rock Heads are the perfect solution for those difficult jobs where mixtures of rock, clay and boulders exist. The unique flat design allows the teeth to be self-cleaning. Features include replaceable carbide “bullet” teeth and holders; head diameters from 10 to 72 inches; and 1 5/8- to 5-inch Hex drives available. 800.289.6639, www.bor-it.com
The Doosan DXB170H hydraulic breaker features nitrogen gas-assisted operation for improved efficiency in demanding demolition and rock-breaking applications. The 3,572-pound DXB170H delivers up to 600 blows per minute and is designed for use with excavators in the 18- to 28-metric-ton weight range. Rated in the 5,000 foot-pound. impact energy class, the DXB170H requires a hydraulic flow rate of between 26.5 and 39.5 gpm. The DXB170H breaker comes standard with a bracket cap, auxiliary hydraulic hoses, automatic greaser, two moil points, toolbox, a nitrogen gas inflating kit and a checking device. A one-year warranty is standard. In addition to the general purpose moil, tools available for the DXB170H include a blunt tool for use in concrete and block-breaking applications; a chisel to break up larger pieces of concrete; and a pyramidal or “nail” tool to break up reinforced concrete and other hard materials. www.doosanequipment.com