Epiroc introduce new VC 2000 drum cutter
New V-shaped cutter design said to set new standards with energy savings of up to 40%
WITH its V-shaped design, the latest drum cutter from Epiroc, the VC 2000, is said to set a new standard in trenching and quarrying applications, providing a seemingly simple yet effective solution that offers energy savings of up to 40%.
Epiroc say the reliability, robustness, and ease of use of their drum cutters have been taken to new levels with the VC 2000. Thanks to its V-shaped design, which enables a cut with a flat base, no material is left untouched between the drums.
Whilst a regular drum cutter must move from side to side to create a level trench or surface, an approach that causes extra wear on the carrier arm, the VC 2000 can achieve the same result by just going straight.
In essence, the VC 2000 works like a bucket, which makes it easier to use, friendlier for the carrier, as well as using a lot less energy and time. Taking reduced downtime and maintenance into account makes the calculation even more attractive, say Epiroc.
The distinguishing features of the classic Epiroc drum cutters, like the robust spur gears, adaptable high-torque gear motor, and the QuickSnap retaining system for fast and easy pick changing, are all to be found in the new VC 2000, which also comes as standard with the Pro bracket that leads all hydraulic hoses through the center of the extension arm and out of harm’s way.
Mechanical and hydraulic rotatable brackets are also available as well as the dust -suppressing water spraying system, whilst the HATCON monitoring system that keeps track of operating hours, location, and service intervals, and presents that data on virtually any screen via MyEpiroc, is another option that will increase the overall effectiveness.