Posted September 22, 2015

New Gasoline-Powered Motor Drills and Breakers From Chicago Pneumatic

Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment has released three new Red Hawk gasoline-powered motor drills to the North American marketplace with the completely re-vamped Red Hawk Road, as well as the brand new Red Hawk Rail and Red Hawk Drill.

The Red Hawk series provides a solution for jobs that require moving from task to task frequently, and in remote areas where the gasoline-power tools eliminate the need for power packs, air compressors, generators or hoses.

red hawk roadThe Red Hawk Road, shown here, which is 48 lbs. and 29 in. long, is the heavy hitter, delivering 44 ft-lb of impact at 1,440 blows per minute (bpm) with a vibration level of 23 ft/s2. Though compact it has the same power-to-weight ratio as many pneumatic and hydraulic breakers. Ideal for applications that include breaking concrete and asphalt, sidewalk service, pothole repair/tamping, installing post signs/barriers and fences, and digging frozen or hard ground, the Red Hawk Road has enough impact energy to handle silica-rich rocks and reinforced concrete.

Designed specifically for railway applications, the 48 lb., and 29 in. Red Hawk Rail features impact energy of 30 ft-lb at 1,620 bpm with a vibration level of 22 ft/s2. It is a portable solution for tie tamping, as well as tamping around switches and cables. Power is optimized for fast, efficient tamping without damaging the ballast.

With an impact of 16 to 18 ft-lbs at 2,700 bpm, the Red Hawk Drill is a multipurpose machine that is compact and lightweight at 55 lbs. and 29 in. in length, and combines breaking and drilling in one. The Red Hawk Drill is portable for a wide range of light service applications, from installing signposts to breaking small areas of concrete to fencing work. It is also ideal for splitting rock and digging holes in hard and frozen ground. The drill has a vibration level of 19 ft/s2 for breaking and 30 ft/s2 for drilling. 

Optional accessories  are available with a service kit, trolley, and carrying harness.     

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