Roddie Inc's New R2 Bursting Machine
Roddie Inc has releases a new patented low pressure bursting machine, the R2 unique to the industry regarding weight and simplicity.
Sliding apart into two components, 60 pounds and 48 pounds, with the pull of two pins, it is the lightest lateral bursting system on the market. Producing 30 tons of pulling force at 2,800 psi, this machine can be hydraulically powered from any mini excavator or bobcat. The proprietary 17mm cable is much lighter than the heavy industry standard ¾ inch cable, yet still has a rating over 30 tons.
The system can easily be changed to 50 ton mode by simply increasing the PSI to 4,700, using a larger 22mm cable, and changing the grippers to match that larger cable. The patented crib back feature allows you to restage the pulling ram once the bursting is done and you can now pull a 4" or smaller head and new pipe into the chassis. This eliminates the need for a crib box or timbers to extract the head into the pit. A resistance plate is included for spreading out the load on the face of the chassis when needed in soft soils.
Roddie R2 Bursting Machine
As one of the latest models in the R2-Series excavator lineup, the Bobcat® E88 delivers durability, performance and quality for more productivity. Technically speaking, it's a compact machine, but it brings big performance with its redesigned engine and optimized lift performance, plus undercarriage and counterweight improvements. All these enhancements make this excavator one of the highest-performing models in its size class. With impressive over-the-side lift capacity, you can dig with greater confidence over the side of the machine. Put it to the test against similar models from other manufacturers. You'll see that the E88 can outwork the competition.