Caterpillar is offering six pulverizer models with faster cycle times to speed up concrete demolition. The updated product line includes three rotatable primary models and three fixed secondary models.



Caterpillar has introduced its new generation of Primary and Secondary Pulverisers, with six models in the line-up designed to fit 18-50t excavators.

According to the equipment giant, the new Cat Pulveriser line delivers up to 52% faster cycle times, producing more tons-per-litre of fuel burned. The line includes three new rotatable primary models – P318, P324 and P332 – which feature 360-degree rotation and three new fixed secondary models – P218, P224 and P232.

A statement from Cat said that the new pulveriser design is built around the same reliable industry-leading SpeedBooster technology found in Cat Multi-Processors. This exclusive feature quickly closes the jaw when there is no load. When the jaw comes into contact with material, the SpeedBooster hydraulic valve automatically switches to power mode for maximum power, quickly shattering concrete.

Cat adds that the Primary Pulverisers deliver efficient and profitable demolition of concrete structures, balancing speed and power by offering up to 52% faster cycle times and 21% higher force than the previous models. Bidirectional 360-degree rotation for the P300 series models positions the jaw to grab material from any angle for producing material properly sized for further processing. Integral rebar knives quickly shear through pipes, rebar and other embedded materials to improve demolition efficiency.