Streamlining Pipeline Laying

An MB-500 drum cutter helps in laying of new pipes for water pipeline in a city centre where roads are only two metre wide.

Brodarica in Croatia is a small and peaceful holiday village by the sea as its catchword is relax. This small cozy area offers amenities where tourists and local families can have a pleasant time; all easily achieved, till recently, when the water mains change became imperative.

The quiet in this coastal village could be jeopardised by the major work that needed to be done in the city roads as the road surface needed to be removed in depth to lay the new 
water pipes.  

To complicate the matter in this area, the villas and the private houses are separated by paths two metre wide as there is barely room to move. So, the machines to use needed to be compact and precise. 

A daunting task for the contractor was they needed to identify the way to go along the roads, dig 2.2 m dip and lay the new water pipes without inconveniencing the residents. 
To do a major work in a residential area is a complex operation, worse in this case for the lack of space. Not to mention, also, the imperative need to operate in respect of the residents’ security. 

Tapping the road surface with a hammer proved to be unfeasible due to vibrations that it caused, due to the presence of other pipes and the excessive time frame. To save the day and overcome this challenge, an MB Crusher drum cutter MB-R500 attachment was called in. Control, low vibration and compact size are just a few of the advantages this unit has. 
Mounted on a 9 ton Takeuchi TB-290-2, the drum cutter managed with ease to grind through the hard limestone typical of the Dalmatian region. 

So this is how it is done: a compact excavator that can move through the small pathways between houses and private gardens. The MB Crusher drum cutter, MB-R500 can grind with precision and fast the limestone, despite the presence of existing pipes.

The preparation phase for replacing the underground water mains in this town is undergoing, residents continue to live in the building during the pipeline renovation and the job is keeping the time scheduled. It is always a matter of choosing the right equipment for the job, to get the job done right. 

The MB Crusher cutter-head MB-R500 is the smallest of the line as it weighs only 300 kg and its powerful grinder has a diameter of 500 mm, plus it has several accessories that can be chosen based on the task ahead.  

If working in enclosed spaces, or in busy roads, then this rotary cutter can be equipped with a drum cover kit to reduce dust emission and stones jolting away. When milling is required to a specific depth then the cutting depth adjustment kit is the right accessory to use.