Providing an excellent power-to-weight ratio, Chicago Pneumatic’s new line of hydraulic power packs offers a convenient and efficient solution for powering a wide range of hydraulic handheld tools for demolition, building renovation, utility work, and road and bridge maintenance applications.
The power packs are built with foldable handles and large wheels for simple maneuverability, allowing hydraulic tools to be used in confined spaces and remote areas. The compact size of the packs — just 27.6 inches wide, 28.3 inches long, and 29.3 inches tall for the largest unit — allows them to be positioned almost anywhere on a jobsite, while minimizing the space needed for storage. With service weights ranging from just 143 to 256 pounds, the packs can be easily picked up and placed in a van or truck.
Four power packs are available to meet the oil flow and application requirements of various hydraulic tools. The PAC P9 and PAC P13, equipped with 9-horsepower and 13-horsepower Honda gasoline engines, respectively, feature a power-on-demand (POD) system. POD increases the engine speed only when a tool is being used, thereby reducing fuel consumption and extending equipment service life. Another gas-powered unit, the PAC P18, features an 18-horsepower Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine and electric start.
For poorly ventilated areas or applications where diesel is preferred, Chicago Pneumatic offers the PAC D10. This model is designed with a reinforced chassis to accept the higher vibrations and load from its 10-horsepower Lombardini diesel engine. During testing, the engine has been found to run effortlessly, even in the most demanding applications.
Each power pack’s internal components are protected by a stainless steel frame, which also helps prevent corrosion and rust damage. Power pack longevity is also aided by a thermostatically-controlled oil cooler and an integrated fan, which quickly warm the engine while keeping hydraulic oil from overheating. This allows correct working temperature to be achieved after just a few minutes of operation every time the power pack is used, even in cold, winter conditions. The power packs are all equipped with a filter condition gauge, which indicates when the return line filter needs replacement.
For connection to a variety of handheld hydraulic tools — including breakers, cut-off saws, core drills and water pumps — the power packs come standard with a 23-foot hydraulic twin hose fitted with flat face, quick release couplings.
Chicago Pneumatic has been designing, manufacturing and selling pneumatic tools for the construction and demolition industry since 1901. Today we offer a wide range of products including pneumatic and hydraulic breakers for the construction and demolition business. Pneumatic tools include breakers, rock drills, rotary and chipping hammers, clay diggers, picks and busters, scabblers, sump and sludge pumps, and many more. More information can be found at www.cpconstructiontoolsusa.com.