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HammerTech moves earth for heaviest attachment

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BREAKER innovator HammerTech is to launch its largest attachment yet at SED next week, with a model for use with excavators from 15 to 26 tonnes aimed at heavier earthmoving and quarrying.

The HT 5000 uses the firm's patent 'elastic spring' technology to provide a high-powered breaker, that is still relatively light.

The breaker weighs 1.5 tonnes and produces impact energy of 5,200 J, which the Peterborough firm says is much more than conventional breakers of similar weight.

HammerTech managing director Mike Smith said an added benefit is less noise than conventional models and an 'almost total lack of vibration' This, the firm said, will interest the hire sector, where many firms have prohibited the use of breakers on mini excavators because of vibration damage.

The firm now has three hammers in its range, operating at lower frequencies than the traditional design.