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Rockwheel launches innovation campaign

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British engineer Ian Webster is well-known in the industry for being one of the world’s most innovative designers and developers of cutting technology. Rokla GmbH has recently started the exclusive production of the latest generation of Webster Hydraulic Cutting Units with high-quality components from Germany.

Rockwheel launches innovation campaign

Startup Rokla GmbH and Ian Webster have launched an innovation campaign under the brand name Rockwheel. The novel, extremely powerful transverse cutting units are robust, reliable and versatile, available in various sizes and will be launched on the world market at competitive prices. Rockwheel cutting units combine British inventive talent and decades of experience in cutting design with the 'Made in Germany' quality seal.

Until recently the business partners (and friends) held executive posts at the construction equipment manufacturer Terex. In the run-up to the current reorganisation of the business division Terex-Compact, they decided to leave the company and to start their own business based on the latest Webster cutting technology designs.

In the middle-sized and medium-performance class the Rockwheel cutting units 'Made in Germany' have only three main components: the housing, motor and cutting heads (with picks). The design engineer Ian Webster deliberately dispenses with gearboxes on these four models. It is Webster’s point of view that on these cutting units, with outputs ranging from 29 to 110 kilowatts and used on 10 to 40 tonne excavators, the gearboxes offer no advantage but they cost money.

All Rockwheel cutting units are equipped with high-torque hydraulic engines and are designed so that the picks, which are mounted on the drums at an optimal angle, can penetrate the material with maximum power. The Rockwheel range is suitable for use in demolition and building renovation, roadwork, trench construction, civil engineering, tunnelling, cutting slots and ditches, frozen ground, special underground engineering, removal of tree stumps and extraction of materials. In particular, the Rockwheel achieves a perfect profile for walls, piles and floor levels where HDI- and MIP-methods are used.

Hydraulic transverse cutting units have proven to be a strong alternative whenever blasting is forbidden or not practical. Rockwheel cutting units work just as well underwater as in dry conditions without having to be modified.

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