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Atlas Copco releases new versions of its Cobra™ PROe and Cobra TTe gas-fueled breakers


June 10, 2015 — COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Atlas Copco launched new versions of its Cobra™ PROe and Cobra TTe gas-powered handheld breakers. The breakers are available with three tool shank sizes, which allow rental centers to achieve high utilization rates and ROI by offering customers versatile equipment.

Atlas Copco USA - Cobra™ PROe

Atlas Copco’s PROe

The breakers also have high power-to-weight ratios and optimize operator comfort, which enhances productivity on a variety of jobs, including those in remote locations or confined spaces.

The breakers feature multiple vibration-reducing systems to enhance operator productivity. Their Hand Arm Protection System, an Atlas Copco exclusive, minimizes harmful vibrations that transfer from the machine to the operator. This allows operators to work longer than they can using breakers without the system. The breakers also minimize vibration intensity with their vibro-dampening system. The system uses leaf springs to spread vibrations over a larger area than traditional rubber bushings or spiral springs, which mean fewer vibrations are transferred to the operator.

Productivity is a main priority for any contractor, and operator comfort has a big impact on that,” said Gus Armbruster, Atlas Copco handheld construction tool product manager. “Incorporating ergonomic concepts into the breakers’ design means operators can work longer and get more done in a shift".

The breakers’ light weight and powerful operation improve productivity even further. The breakers weigh as little as 53 pounds and are 24 inches wide from handle to handle. Their light weight and compact size make them quick and easy to maneuver and allow operators to use them in confined spaces and remote locations.

Atlas Copco USA - Cobra TTe

Atlas Copco’s TTe

The TTe delivers 1,620 blows per minute and 30 foot-pounds of impact energy so contractors can quickly and effectively tamp railroad ties without fracturing ballasts. The PROe features a blow frequency of 1,440 and as much as 44 foot-pounds of impact energy for powerful operation on a variety of applications, including concrete breaking and post driving.

Both models are available with 3 tool shank sizes: 1"x4-1/4", 1 1/8x6", 1/4x6" — that can be used with a wide range of tool steel to improve utilization and maximize versatility for rental centers. Atlas Copco offers a wide range of tool steel, including asphalt cutters, chisels, and moil points, making the breakers ideal for multiple applications. The tool steel is also made using heat-treated, heavy-duty alloy and is coated with a high-quality, durable finish to withstand tough conditions.

"Sometimes operators simply don’t have access to or room for an air compressor, generator or hydraulic power pack to power handheld breakers for projects, such as breaking concrete in a basement and driving railroad spikes,” said Armbruster. “That’s when they seek a highly mobile alternative, such as our Cobra handheld breakers. They allow customers to tackle a wide range of projects no matter where they are in the field.”

The breakers are easy to maintain, ensuring maximum uptime for operators. Their high-capacity air filters are located at the top of the breakers and are easily removed to minimize service times. And their oil level indicator is located just under their handles for simple oil checks.

Both the PROe and TTe feature decompression valves and electric ignitions, making them easy to start in any temperature. The unit’s one cylinder, 2-stroke engines can operate with alkalyte or 90 to 100 premixed octane unleaded gas.

The Cobra PROe and Cobra TTe are part of Atlas Copco’s line of Cobra breakers, which also includes the Cobra Combi. The Cobra Combi has many of the same features as the PROe and TTe models, and performs a wide range of tasks, including breaking, drilling, cutting, driving and compacting.

For further information please contact:

  • Gus Armbruster, Product Manager, Handheld Construction Tools
    Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC
    Telephone: 330.283.3446
  • Sofie Gielen, Marketing Communications Director
    Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC
    Telephone: 720-235-2325; Fax: 303-288-8828
  • Denise Stoppleworth, President
    IRONCLAD Marketing
    Telephone: 701-373-0062

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees.

Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, pumps and generators, lighting towers, and compaction and paving equipment. The business area offers specialty rental and provides service through a global network. Construction Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in infrastructure, civil works, oil and gas, energy, drilling and road construction projects. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the United States, China, India and Brazil.