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Rock Breaker vs. Safe

The Chicago Pneumatic Breaker has the Brown Safe pinned to the ground as it attempts to puncture it.  In 1968, CP patented the first hydraulic breaker in the world, and they still manufacture all their own parts in the same factory it was first built.

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The premiere episode kicks off with a battle pitting a practically impenetrable Brown safe lined with cement and ballistic steel against the Chicago Pneumatic Breaker ' a two-story-tall superjackhammer.