Epiroc Breakers with Environmentally-Friendly Lubricant Chosen for Eco Farming Project
The ecological farming company AgroHerc Organic Agriculture in Bosnia-Hercegovina is using Epiroc HB 2500 and HB 2000 hydraulic breakers to prepare land for planting bio olive trees. While Epiroc breakers are often chosen for their low weight and superior performance, for this project the lubricant in the machines, Epiroc Bio chisel paste, is also an important factor. This specially-developed grease, which is approved by the European commission for use in environmentally sensitive applications, is another example of Epiroc’s active interest in environmental protection.
The city of Capljina in Bosnia-Hercegovina is located on the banks of the Neretva river, 20 km from the Adriatic sea coast. Surrounded by hills, the entire region offers visitors breathtaking views over a beautiful landscape.
AgroHerc Organic Agriculture, a company investing heavily in organic farming, has plantations over a large area on the hills outside the city. Its production proudly carries the EU-Eco food label confirming that every aspect of production conforms strictly to European Union regulations on how agricultural products and foods designated as ecological products must be grown. AgroHerc Organic Agriculture already has ECOCERT certificate for Europe, U.S. and Japan markets.
AgroHerc Organic Agriculture will produce around 2,000 t of organically-grown fruit, olive and pomegranate and health plant helichrysum every year and the fields of helichrysum are particularly eye-catching in June when the plants are blossoming with yellow flowers. The flowers and leaves are harvested and used to produce essential oils and flower water.
A lubricant carrying the EU-Eco label
In Epiroc breakers the wear bushings are lubricated with Epiroc Bio chisel paste. The paste carries the EU-Eco label confirming its suitability for environmentally sensitive applications and making it ideal for the AgroHerc Organic Agriculture project. Supplied with all Epiroc hydraulic breakers, Epiroc Bio chisel paste is based on easily biodegradable synthetic esters and is suitable for all applications, including underwater breaking.
AgroHerc Organic Agriculture say they are very satisfied with the performance and quality of Epiroc breakers and use only genuine Epiroc consumables. Their satisfaction is complete thanks to the reliable local service support, which is beeing provided by Epiroc’s local business partner OHS d.o.o. from Kakanj.
Although all aspects of AgroHerc Organic Agriculture’s production conform to EU standards for ecological food production, the company has now gone one step further and started the implementation of Demeter standard, the world standard for biodynamic agriculture production, written in Germany, applied for the first time in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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