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Epiroc Solid Body Hydraulic Breakers: 30 years of solid reliability

August 15, 2023

The groundbreaking Solid Body concept for hydraulic breakers turns 30 years old! Being a popular and trusted range of tools in Epiroc’s broad portfolio of excavator attachments, this remains one of the top reasons why Epiroc business partners and customers have the confidence in Epiroc, and their growing business is a testament to the belief in Epiroc´s innovations. With the invention of the Solid Body (SB) concept, Epiroc became the pioneer of a new kind of technology that changed the landscape forever, with the lightweight Solid Body design having various different benefits compared to conventional hydraulic breakers with impact mechanism and separate casing.
The Solid Body concept was introduced in 1993, and it utilizes a patented internal component design that integrates the percussion mechanism and the guide system into a single piece. This eliminates the weakest components of conventional breakers and gives SB breakers their outstanding durability. SB hydraulic breakers are today a popular range of tools in Epiroc’s broad portfolio of hydraulic attachments.
Outstanding durability and reliability, easier handling and other benefits continue to make SB hydraulic breakers leaders in a competitive market. SB breakers lower the fuel consumption which supports reducing operational cost and at the same time improved CO2 emissions.
Due to maintenance-free high-pressure accumulators, SB breakers offer extraordinary blow frequencies from 550 up to 2.300 blows per minute. Fast penetration into the material results in high productivity of the breaker.

Slimmer, lighter, fewer parts

Rock breaking with the SolidBody Hydraulic Breaker

Rock breaking with the SB 702

The Solid Body concept is slimmer compared to conventional hydraulic breakers of the same size, giving it a more compact design for better visibility and handling, allowing a smaller excavator, helping reduce carrier fuel consumption. Less parts means lesser maintenance requirements with enhanced reliability.

Solid partners for a variety of tasks

Demolition of asphalt pavements with the SolidBody Breaker

Demolition of asphalt pavements with the SB 202

Solid Body hydraulic breakers are a reliable choice for demolishing light concrete structures and asphalt pavements, both outdoors and indoors. They are suitable for performing earthworks, post driving, scaling in underground operations, cleaning ladles and converters in foundries, and other demanding tasks.

A complete range

Solid Body breakers are manufactured in Epiroc's factory in Kalmar, Sweden. Designed for carriers in weight classes up to 24t, they are available in nine models with service weights ranging from 55 kg to 1,060 kg. The range includes models to match any micro or mini excavator, backhoe, skid steer loader or demolition robot. Their outstanding durability makes them a popular choice for rental companies who can, with confidence, rent them to less experienced end-users.

Dust suppression

The need for dust suppression on jobsites is a daily requirement for a safe operation. SB 152-SB 1102 come with integrated water nozzles as an option. With these nozzles, located in the front of the hydraulic breaker, dust is suppressed where it is created. A clear view and lower dust level is the advantage for people working at or living next to jobsites.

Other features

Hydraulic breakers in the Solid Body series are easy to set up and service; no special tools or adaptor fittings are required. Changing the working tools is simple, thanks to the patented tool locking system, and the floating lower bushing can be replaced by the operator on-site with standard hand tools.


Integrated Epiroc Energy Recovery technology increases productivity and reduces fuel consumption. Overload protection is provided by an integrated pressure relief valve. Also available are AutoStart, an air inlet for underwater applications, and Epiroc ContiLube™ II micro or ContiLube™ II automatic lubrication systems are optional on certain models.

A quantum leap of connectivity

HATCON mounted on the SB 202

SB 202 with HATCON

Some locations become inaccessible due to a number of reasons – be it weather or distance. But to ensure the work is going smooth, there is a way to now monitor.
Hydraulic Attachment Tools Connectivity or HATCON enables an expert-level fleet management by monitoring operating hours, location and service intervals of your tools.


The service is available across platforms – computer, tablet or phone, giving Epiroc´s customers a round-the-clock data access, guiding them about the next service.


The data from HATCON provides a new level of control. Making sure the utilization
is evenly distributed across the fleet, optimizing transport and increasing uptime with pre-planned service stops has never been easier.


With connected tools, efficiency and ultimately profitability will increase.

The GPS-function is also a good contribution to your anti-theft system.

Epiroc is constantly striving towards giving you the solutions you need to succeed today and the technology to lead tomorrow.

More information about the SB breaker range

For further information please contact:

Ralf Kremer

Global Product Manager Hydraulic Breakers

Phone: +49 (0) 173 7255 133


Anja Kaulbach

Head of Strategic Communication

Phone: +49 (0) 173 72 55 139


Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 50 billion in 2022, and has around 17 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries. Learn more at


Epiroc’s Tools & Attachments division develops, manufactures and markets tools for rock drilling, exploration drilling and ground support, as well as hydraulic attachment tools. The products are used for rock excavation, mining, exploration, construction, demolition and recycling. The division also provides related service. It has production facilities on five continents, including major facilities in Sweden and Germany. Please see for product offerings.



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