Head of existing clamp is cut off and replaced with a new breakaway clamp assembly by Metso's Mining and Construction Technology.
The new breakaway clamp assembly employs a vertical pivot that allows the clamp head to rotate out of the way when struck on the side. This would be typical of the way a car would hit it if it was down when a car entered the dumper. The clamp is held in place by a small shear pin. After an accident, the clamp is rotated back to its proper position and the shear pin replaced. Quick and easy!
Not only does this protect the clamp, but more importantly, the entire barrel is protected.
(Very popular upgrade.)