Excavator-mounted rock breakers from Furikawa are proving to be extra-durable in the field which is driving contractors to reexamine their long-held belief that rock hammers be regarded as “consumables” with only a relatively short life span.

Thanks to Furukawa’s unique Monoblock construction with no through-bolts, as well as less moving and wear points, these tough breakers can last for years in the hardest labour conditions. In addition, the lighter weight and harder hitting power of the Monoblock system means that smaller breakers are required to do the same work as bulkier counterparts from other manufacturers.

“The power-to-weight ratio of the Furukawa  FXJ-range has a hammer weight to joules output that is unmatched in the industry (Construction and Industrial Manufacturers Association rated tests). For the contractor, this means saving money on operating costs, diesel and in many instances, it frees-up larger excavators for production work.

“Our breakers also transfer less shock to the excavator due to larger slip-buffer plates that eliminate impact recoil shock on the excavator’s boom,” says national product manager, James Linton of ELB Equipment, the exclusive distributor of Furikawa rock breakers in Southern Africa. “That means the Furukawa design is far more robust and reliable with considerably less maintenance required, as well as being smaller and less of a burden on the excavator. “

ELB Equipment has a comprehensive range of Furukawa Rock Breakers and attachments for almost any application. In addition, the company has the highly convenient F6-BHL breaker that has been specially designed for use on backhoe loaders (TLBs) to provide solutions in construction type environments, road building, demolitions etc.

“In today’s tough market it is important that contractors realise that a rock breaker need not only last the duration of a contract and then be discarded. This has misguided some to settle for cheap hammers that cost 20% less, but at the same time give them 40% less availability. Furukawa’s, by comparison, have been running on many of our customer’s sites for more than 10 years and will work all day every day.

“They are also comprehensively supported throught ELB Equipment’s dealer network that extends across southern Africa. Why buy breakers that are built to last the duration of just one contract when you can buy a Furukawa and complete many more,” concludes James.


Furukawa Rock Breakers are designed for use in a wide range of applications including plant hire, high productivity mining applications, demolitions, as well as primary and secondary rock breaking applications.

The Furukawa range includes:
•             Excavator-mounted hydraulic breakers
•             Backhoe Loader-mounted hydraulic breakers
•             Combination cutter crushers for demolition
•             Lifting grabs
•             Excavator mounted compactors.

ELB Equipment, Hennie Louw, Tel: (011) 306 0804, Email: henniel@elbquip.co.za, Web: www.elbequipment.com