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.
EU-Eco food label on all products
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, USA and Japan market.
AgroHerc Organic Agriculture will produce around 2.000 tons 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
On the land adjoining the helichrysum fields, the ground is being prepared for a large plantation of bio olive trees. Three Epiroc heavy hydraulic breakers with integrated Intelligent Protection System (IPS), two HB 2500 and one HB 2000, are being used to break the ground rock into smaller pieces, working efficiently 10-15 hours per day, making a crucial role in preparation of approximately 1.400.000 m2 of fields for planting.
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 our reliable local service support, which is beeing provided by Epiroc’s local business partner OHS d.o.o. from Kakanj.
A step further
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 start with implementation of Demeter standard. Demeter is world standard for biodynamic agriculture production, written in Germany, first time applied in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Epiroc is a leading global productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative, safe and sustainable drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools. The company also provides world-class service and solutions for automation and interoperability. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 38 billion in 2018, and has more than 14,000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.