Chile: CP breaker boosts productivity and wins sale
In late 2008 Chicago Pneumatic delivered its first CP 1150 hydraulic breaker to the world’s southernmost city: Punta Arenas.
The contractor rented a large “spike driver” machine for the job, but the work was progressing slowly – the workers were installing only 25 piles per eight-hour shift.
Chicago Pneumatic demonstrated a solution to the challenge: a CP 1150 hydraulic breaker on a 20-ton excavator, which could more quickly and powerfully drive the piles into the ground.
The CP 1150 succeeded in driving one pile per minute into the ground, strongly increasing the contractor’s productivity. It wasn’t a tough choice; Maqsa Austral continued the job with the CP breaker.