3 Tips to Help Extend the Life of Your Hydraulic Hammer

If you own a home, you already know that one of the most important things you can do to avoid expensive repairs and replacements in the future is to perform regular maintenance. Home maintenance tasks like changing your air filters in your air conditioning units and repairing holes in your fencing prevent more expensive problems from forming later down the line.

The same can be said for your Kent or CAT H-115 hydraulic hammer. Taking a little time now to maintain your hammer will extend its life and leave you with more reliable tools for years to come. Read on to learn about three maintenance tasks you can perform to keep your hydraulic tools in top shape.

    • Perform regular visual inspections. Visually inspecting all of your hammer’s components is one of the easiest and quickest ways to spot small problems before they turn into major issues. Encourage your employees to inspect their tools closely after each shift.
      Take advantage of manufacturer’s maintenance tools. Most tool manufacturers produce custom tools that help you measure the condition of particular parts of each hammer or breaker’s system. Check which company manufactures your hydraulic hammer and use the manufacturer’s custom tools to ensure that each machine is receiving the maintenance it needs.
      Use proper lubrication. Properly lubricating the attachment of your hammer will drastically decrease the chances of a sudden breakdown. Check your attachment to ensure that it’s properly lubricated before each use. You may also want to regularly investigate your automatic greasing system for maintenance issues if your hammer has one.
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    The Most Dangerous Professions in The United States

    Everyone knows that some jobs have higher rates of death and injury than others. But are you working in one of the most dangerous jobs in America? According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the five most dangerous professions in the country.

    • 5. Refuse and recyclable materials. Trash collectors spend much of their day riding on a truck collecting materials. The majority of death and injuries in this profession come as a result of traffic accidents.
    • 4. Roofers. Roofers perform most of their work on top of buildings, which can mean being stories above the ground for hours at a time. Most accidents in this sector are the result of falls, slips, or trips.
    • 3. Aircraft pilots and flight engineers. Both pilots and flight engineers are responsible for ensuring that their flight’s course is charted correctly and that the plane is in sky-ready condition. Most fatal injuries in this sector involve transportation incidents, and most accidents occur in the private sector.
    • 2. Fishers. Fishers work long hours and may spend months at a time at sea. Most fishing-related deaths involve boat accidents.
    • 1. Loggers. One major responsibility of being a logger is felling trees, either for aesthetic purposes or to collect wood for consumer products. Logging is the most dangerous industry in the United States, with around 97.6 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers. Contact with equipment and falling objects is the primary cause of death and injury.

    Working with construction equipment can be exceptionally dangerous — especially if your team is using malfunctioning or out-of-date tools. If you’ve been putting off purchasing a new BTI hydraulic breaker, Atlas Copco hydraulic hammer, or another necessary tool due to budgeting issues, contact our team. We specialize in offering high-quality, rebuilt, used hydraulic breakers and hammers that provide you with the safety you need at a price you can afford.

    3 Benefits of Financing Your Next Hydraulic Hammer or Breaker

    As the summer season continues, construction professionals across the country are monitoring both their budgets and their teams to ensure that every project is completed safely and successfully. Unfortunately, after a slowed construction season burdened by COVID-19, small business owners may not have the cash they need on-hand to get the used hydraulic breakers or hammers their team needs to stay safe on the construction site. This can lead team members to continue using out-of-date or unsafe tools in an effort to save money.

    Hydraulic Breaker Services, LLC is proud to provide you with up to 100% financing for the tools you need to operate your business safely. Financing your next CAT H115 hammer or Atlas Copco breaker comes with a number of benefits for business owners, including:

    • More cash available on-hand. You never know when your business might run into a period of financial hardship. Financing your tools allows you to keep an easily accessible source of liquid cash to cover emergencies.
    • Get the tools you need now. If you don’t have enough cash on-hand to purchase the tools you need outright, you may continue using unsafe tools that put your employees at risk. At Hydraulic Breaker Services, LLC, we don’t only offer discounted rebuilt tools — we also make them easier to access and afford with comprehensive financing options. Financing your tools allows you to get the safe options your team needs without waiting.
    • Potential for tax deductions. Depending on the tool you purchase and the nature of your business, you may be able to deduct the price of your tool and your interest from your business’s taxes.

    Is your team continuing to use unsafe tools on your job sites? Now is the ideal time to learn more about financing options from Hydraulic Breaker Services, LLC. Give our team a call today to learn more and explore your options.

    Understanding the Symptoms of COVID-19

    As a construction professional or a small business owner, you understand that keeping your employees safe is your top priority. You ensure that employees are taking their required breaks, that your Indeco hydraulic breakers and other heavy machinery meet safety standards, and you always ensure that your business is OSHA-compliant. But does your business have a plan to tackle COVID-19 on your job site?

    Fighting back against COVID-19 begins by understanding the symptoms and removing infected employees from your job site before they have a chance to spread the virus to co-workers. Here are a few of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 that everyone should know and be able to spot.

    • Fever or chills. One of the most common symptoms of COVID-19 is a fever above the average body temperature of 98.6 degrees. You might want to take employees’ temperatures when they arrive at work.
    • Persistent coughing. COVID-19 is an illness that primarily affects the lungs, which means that persistent coughing is a common symptom. If one of your employees has difficulty breathing or pain or pressure in their chest, contact emergency medical services immediately.
    • New loss of taste or smell. Men and women infected with COVID-19 often report that they have difficulty smelling or tasting when they didn’t have limitations in these senses before. Be sure that employees know and understand this symptom so they can spot it and report it right away.

    COVID-19 continues to be a safety threat across the country — but using old, worn-down, or damaged Stanley hydraulic breakers, Kent hydraulic hammers, and other tools can pose a significant safety risk as well. If your team is using tools that don’t meet minimum safety standards, contact us today to learn more about how you can add affordable rebuilt models to your equipment lineup and keep your employees safer.

    Are Rebuilt Tools As Good As New Ones?

    If you are a construction site manager or team leader, the safety of your employees is your number one priority. Having the safety construction site possible means regularly replacing and repairing worn-out or unsafe tools with new models that meet current safety regulations. Unfortunately, these new tools can often put a major strain on your company’s budget, costing thousands of dollars that you might not have anticipated.

    If your team requires a new CAT H115 hammer, BTI hydraulic breaker or any other type of construction tool, you may have considered purchasing a certified rebuilt model from a company like Hydraulic Breaker Services. These used hydraulic breakers are significantly more affordable than new models — but do they offer the same level of safety and performance as new versions?

    Construction professionals love working with Hydraulic Breaker Services because our certified rebuilt models always meet factory standards, offering you and your employees the same level of strength and safety you anticipate when you choose names like CAT and Atlas Copco. Before a tool hits our shelves, we test and rebuild it from top to bottom to ensure that it meets factory standards. The piston, upper and lower bushings, tie rods, seals and more are all replaced and rebuilt to meet current factory standards. Certified rebuilt models from Hydraulic Breaker Services offer you the exact same level of quality as new models — but at a fraction of the price of what you pay when you buy new.

    In addition to already-low prices, Hydraulic Breaker Services also offers up to 100% financing for all major purchases through our website. We also offer free quotes on all orders, making it easier than ever before to compare prices and ensure that you aren’t overspending for your tools. To learn more about our current catalog of tools and professional services or to explore financing options for your company, give our team a call today.

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