Frequently Asked Questions

ACQUISITION OF THE PILE CUTTER FOR CONCRETE OR STEEL

WHAT SIZE PILES CAN BE CUT WITH THE MOTOCUT PILE CUTTERS?

The Q-series devices can cut 200×200 – 500×500 mm concrete piles. The P-series devices can cut Ø170 – Ø406 mm (Ø6,7” – Ø16”) steel piles (pipes). Other sizes are also possible.

CAN THE MOTOCUT PILE CUTTER BE USED TO CUT ROUND CONCRETE PILES?

MotoCut Q-series device is designed for square piles, but in the future our solution will include round piles as well.

Is there enough hydraulics in all excavators?

7-25 tn is sufficient for the Q-series and 12-25 tn is sufficient for the P-series. Only the hydraulic hammer change-over valve is replaced in all excavators.

Installation – Tilt rotator:

extra-line (2-way)
approx. 60 l/min
220 bar


Installation – Free Hanging (chain set):

2-way proportional control
220 bar
approx. 15 l/min

1-way (free tank)
approx. 60 l/min
220 bar

What is the voltage system that the MotoCut pile cutter uses?

All MotoCut devices are implemented with a 24V system. In the 12V systems, we use a voltage converter, which converts 12V → 24V.

IS A TILT ROTATOR NEEDED?

Not necessarily. The installation can also be implemented with the Free Hanging chain set.

Is the device water-cooled?

Yes, the Q-series diamond blades are cooled down with water, which also suppresses the dust.

What about the water in the winter, does it freeze?

With the Heating System the device can be used in temperatures as low as -20 degrees.

Use of the pile cutter

How quickly does the machine cut the pile?

Depending on the size of the pile (230 mm – 350 mm) and the depth of the cut, in about 40-100 seconds.

The P-series plasma cutter can cut steel up to 500 mm/min.

How long does it take to change a blade?

1-2 minutes.

HOW QUICKLY CAN THE BUCKET BE REPLACED WITH A MOTOCUT DEVICE?

Less than 5 minutes.

How is the maintenance of the device organised?

MotoCut Oy carries out its own maintenance operations in Finland, and in export countries MotoCut’s retailer is responsible for servicing in its own sales region.

How often and how should the device be serviced?

Lubrication of the device’s conductors on a daily basis and washing on a daily basis.
Other service recommendations are explained in the service manual.

Life cycle services of the pile cutter

How long does the device last?

The device has a long service life. It is a device that has extensive technical characteristics, and its long-running operation requires correct use and accurate compliance with the service manual and manufacturer’s instructions.

How is the life cycle and condition of the device monitored?

The device delivery includes a user manual and service book, which determine the necessary inspection measures and maintenance instructions. A service company authorised by MotoCut Oy shall carry out the service and log the completed actions in the service book. Therefore, the warranty remains in effect.

How to recognise a MotoCut pile cutter service company?

MotoCut grants trained and authorised service companies a certificate, which guarantees professional service and original, high-quality spare parts.

Do original spare parts need to be used?

The device’s warranty remains in effect, when original spare parts are used.