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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