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CBEE2 Electric Excavator is added to CB Electric Excavators

February 1, 2010 by  
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New addition to a line of electric excavators

We are proud to announce the release of the CBEE 2.  It is our second electric excavator to officially allow us to say that CB Electric Excavators is the world’s first line of electric powered excavators!  Be on the look out for photos and videos.  A sneak peek below.


The world’s first line of electric mini excavators!

January 1, 2010 by  
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Happy New Year.

Welcome to the future!  It has been in the works for awhile last year, but we have finally completed our second CB Electric Excavator.  It is a step up in size and power.  It is great where spaces are not so confined, has over a 9 foot dig depth and packs a powerful punch with its hammer.  Now you meet the needs of your clients’ fume restrictions in food plants, hospitals, schools, labs etc, while still staying productive.  Stay tuned for more information soon.

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Construction Equipment News: IHI 9NX-2 Electric Excavator makes way for CB Electric Excavator

April 9, 2009 by  
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Check out this video.  This video post was quite a surprise for us!  We were not expecting this, however, we now know why the general contractor was not at first excited about seeing our equipment show up on his job site.  But thankfully the mechanical contractor found us online and saw video of the CB Electric Excavator that more than justified his decision.  As you will see here, the general is way more than happy!  After the video read the rest of the story below.  “Why the general contractor didn’t want to see us on his job site.”

The general thought that we were a “toy” replacing the other  “toy” that had failed on his job site earlier.  I would not be excited either, if I thought you were replacing one unproductive piece of equipment with another unproductive piece.  That’s why we started recording live project video, so you can see there is a difference.

Ahh,  must I remind you all.  We are contractors, that developed this equipment for contractors.  We use the CB Electric Excavator ourselves.


Brokk 90 up for sale?

April 9, 2009 by  
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**If you haven’t seen the video on the right side of your screen yet, make sure you check it out.**

These questions have been answered within another post, but sometimes it gets overlooked.  So it has been decided to give it a brief entry of its own.

The questions:

1. “You put your Brokk 90 up for sale huh?”

2. “Why?”

The answers:

1. Yes, we put our Brokk 90 up for sale.

2. We not only perform interior demolition, but we do a lot of interior          excavation as well.  As you can see from this video post, many Brokk users will admit that it is not the best machine for digging.  But it does beat digging by hand when you can’t have fumes on your project.  We also felt the same.

The Brokk was great for demolition, especially high reach demolition.  However, we realized that most of our projects did not require remote control or high reach.

The Brokk has a longer learning curve involved than most equipment and staying on guys to do proper maintenance was costly.

This is what led to the development of the CB Electric Excavator.  We decided to develop it so that it will run the same hammer as the Brokk 90 for demolition.

So if some of the above words relate to your situation, then give us a call.  Because at 1/3 of the price it is a better option for many.

But if you do need remote control for safety and a 13 foot high reach, then we have no problem telling you to check out the Brokk 90.


Brokk Robot for excavation? Video post.

March 18, 2009 by  
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Here’s a youtube video of a Brokk 180 with the bucket attachment instead of a hammer.  The video isn’t the reason for this post.  The reason for this post is the comment that the owner makes about his Brokk 180 and justification for our statement about the CB Electric Excavator being a superior digging machine.  I think some of you guys that call us think that we are making this up.  Remember we are contractors and owned a Brokk during and after the development of the CB Electric Excavator.  We have used them on jobs side by side.
Quote from SparalOy, owner of the youtube channel this video came from.
“Brokk 180 with showel digging conrete slabs that have been hammered loose from the floor. If you look closely you will see the metal slabs that were to be removed later. This machine is not ideal for digging, but beats a hand showel 10-0 =D no exhaust and no sweat ;D”

Go to the youtube page for this video and look at the description area yourself if you need to


Brokk 90 Robot vs IHI 9NX-2 Electric Excavator vs CB Electric Excavator

March 16, 2009 by  
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This chart is a comparison of the some of  most important features on these 3 electric powered machines.  All data taken from manufacturers published materials where available.

* Please note that the Brokk 90 is remote control and is designed for high reach.  So if  most of your work requires remote control and breaking over 8 feet high, then the Brokk is a good option for you.

**The previous statement was written to prevent the emails to us about an “unfair” comparison or our “lack of knowledge” about the Brokk.  We know all about the Brokk.  It’s a good machine.  We owned and operated a Brokk 90.**

We just found that most of our indoor contracting  jobs did require fume free, but didn’t require remote control or a vertical reach of 13 feet high.  That’s what lead to the birth of the CB Electric Excavator.  And for about 1/3 of the price of a Brokk 90, a lot of other contractors understand what we mean.

Brokk 90 IHI 9NX-2 CB-EE
Weight (lbs) 2,050 2,100 2,343
Horsepower 15/480 3ph 5/240 3ph 15/480 3ph
Dig Depth (ft) 3’6″ 5’2″ 6’4″
Auxiliary Flow (gpm) 11 5.9 11.2
Hammer Size (lbs) 265 100 265
Bucket Size (ins.) – (cu.ft.) 20″ – N/A 12″ – 0.8 Up to 30″ – 2.0
Width (ins.) 31 27 27 (39 expanded)

CB Electric Mini Excavators – Lift, Hammer & Dig

February 18, 2009 by  
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Check out this video. . .


Partial Demolition of Concrete Pool Deck

January 12, 2009 by  
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Project: Partial replacement of a concrete pool deck. The deck had settled badly, needed to be partially removed and fill brought in. The surrounding area was well landscaped and the remaining portion of the concrete deck needed to remain undamaged. Access was limited through a pool gate.

Solution: CB Tracked Hauler with auxiliary power take off (optional) and a hydraulic breaker were employed for the demolition and removal of the concrete. Gravel fill was also brought in by CB Tracked Haulers.

Leave us a quick comment on how the optional auxiliary power take off may benefit you in your contracting business!


CB Electric Excavator 1

January 11, 2009 by  
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Electric Powered Mini Excavators

Project:  Removal of 2,500 square feet of 9″ thick concrete inside of Cincinnati’s University Hospital.  Absolutely no fumes were allowed and noise needed to be kept to a minimum.

Solution:  CB Electric Excavator was used to pull concrete, after electric saw cutting was done and CB Electric Tracked Haulers were used to haul of removed concrete.  Each of the slabs of concrete were approximately 400 lbs.


Can Your Concrete Buggy Do This – Dump Over The Side Of A 20yd Dumpster

November 6, 2008 by  
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             CB Tracked Hauler stars in:  The High Dump!

A traditional concrete buggy or power buggy does not give you the ability to lift your load and dispose of it over the side of a 20 yard dumpster.  This is one of the most unique features of the CB Tracked Hauler.  But more importantly it is one of the most valuable benefits this machine offers.  That benefit is efficiency.  No more partially loaded dumpsters (Money).  No more dumping the load next to the box and then loading it by hand (Time, which is Money).