Brokk introduces new remote-controlled demolition machine

Brokk introduces new remote-controlled demolition machine

The Brokk 170 offers 15 percent more power than its predecessor, but retains the same compact dimensions.

December 3, 2018

Brokk, a Sweden-based manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, introduces the Brokk 170. With SmartPower—the company’s signature intelligent power management system—the new machine offers 15 percent more power than its predecessor, the Brokk 160, but retains the same compact dimensions.

“Contractors work in some of the most confined spaces, and to get their jobs done successfully they can’t sacrifice power or safety,” Martin Krupicka, president and CEO of Brokk Group, says. “That’s why maintaining the same footprint as the former model and boosting the machine’s power was a must. This new machine truly tests the limits of compact power.”

The Brokk 170 incorporates the company’s new SmartConcept system, which ensures improved performance and uptime, Brokk says. SmartConcept consists of three features: SmartPower, SmartDesign and SmartRemote. SmartPower senses when the power supply is poor or faulty, then compensates before damage to components occurs. This allows contractors to use the machine with generators or unreliable power sources. SmartDesign extends machine life and provides ease of maintenance due to 70 percent fewer cables, hardened components, LED headlights and easily accessible grease points and hydraulic hoses. An ergonomic remote-control, the SmartRemote, incorporates adjustable straps, intuitive controls and professional-grade radio technology with a 984-foot working range.

Brokk equips each Brokk 170 with a 452-pound BHB 205 hydraulic breaker to deliver 299 foot-pounds with each blow. The machine can be paired with different attachments for added versatility, including buckets, clamshell buckets, concrete crushers, grapples and metal shears.

As with all Brokk machines, the Brokk 170 was designed to offer superior reach and movement, the company says. The three-part arm extends to 16 feet vertically and 14 feet horizontally. The machine also features 360 degrees of continuous rotation for optimal versatility on the job site.

The Brokk 170 is one of four new next-generation remote-controlled demolition machines the company is launching Jan. 22-25 at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas at booth C4249. For more information on the Brokk 170, and to learn more about the new lineup, visit