Brokk Releases Diesel Demolition Robot with 40% More Hitting Power

The machine comes equipped with Brokk’s SmartConcept technology to help provide 40% more hitting power.

Brokk 520 D

Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, welcomes the Brokk 520D to its extensive product lineup. Meeting both Tier 4 Final and European’s Stage IV emission standards, the new machine is the most eco-friendly diesel demolition robot on the market. The 520D replaces the Brokk 400D, one of the first diesel models released, and comes equipped with Brokk’s signature SmartConcept technology, boasting 40% more hitting power.

Read more about Brokk's SmartConcept technologyset of technological features that offer improvements in power management, reliability, maintainability and ergonomics

The Brokk 520D is one of four new next generation Brokk remote-controlled demolition machines Brokk highlighted at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas.

“Demand for diesel-powered machines has grown in recent years, especially from construction and demolition contractors who often need the extra power diesel-fueled machines can provide,” says Martin Krupicka, Brokk Group CEO. “With a power increase and design enhancements, the Brokk 520D provides a power-packed solution that retains a relatively small footprint for its hitting force.”

The Brokk 520D is the only diesel model out of the company’s four new next generation remote-controlled demolition machines. Like the other next generation models, the 520D features Brokk’s new SmartConcept system, including the SmartDesign and SmartRemote. SmartDesign extends machine life and provides unprecedented ease of maintenance due to 70% fewer cables as well as hardened components, LED headlights and easily accessible grease points and hydraulic hoses. An ergonomic remote-control box, the SmartRemote, incorporates adjustable straps, intuitive controls and professional-grade radio technology with a 984-ft. (300 m) working range.

The 520D delivers 1,086 ft.-lbs. (1,472 joules) with each blow of its 1,510-lb. (685-kg) BHB 705 hydraulic breaker. Its three-part arm extends to 23 ft. (7 m) vertically and 22 ft. (6.7 m) horizontally. It also rotates 360 degrees, giving operators optimal flexibility to reach nearly anywhere in one movement. A heavy-duty boom system and increased hydraulics allow the diesel-powered machine to handle the same range of heavier, more powerful attachments including those available for the electric Brokk 500, released last year. This includes beam grapples, drum cutters, shotcrete nozzles, drills, planers, sorting grapples, demolition and scoop buckets, metal shears, clamshell buckets, concrete crushers and rock splitters.