Compact Equipment

JAN 2019

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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www.compactequip.com 35 Edge's product manager says the gpm flow of the unit carrying the breaker should be the primary consideration in picking a breaker, rather than weight. weight compared to bolted-together housings. "You can put our breaker on smaller machines and still get the pow- er and performance from the breaker," says Elliott "Breakers have some of the highest stresses found in construction equipment," Parameswaran notes. "A good breaker design uses high tensile strength material to absorb this power without adding unneeded weight that can compromise stability." Edge's product manager says the gpm flow of the unit carrying the breaker should be the primary consider- ation in picking a breaker, rather than weight. "Most skid steers put out in the range of 18 to 19 gallons per minute," Peters says. "With breakers, you should check the gpm first and choose a size of breaker from that." So, today's breaker attachments for compact ma- chines are hard-hitting and come in relatively quiet versions, but how do they hold up under the strains of their destructive work? Wear items wear out, of course — the chisel, the retainer and bushings going first — but automatic-grease options spurt a little lubricant each blow to keep other friction to a minimum. And, against all odds, the tools keep battering. Toku offers a vote of confidence that its demolition attachments will continue to pound away: a three-year warranty on the body of each Striker breaker. Hard to beat that. Giles Lambertson is a freelance writer for Compact Equipment .

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