Imagine sitting outside with your fellow construction workers on a hot, summer day. You’re helping demolish a site where a new store is planned to be built. People are waiting for you and your construction crew to demolish the previous site to begin building the next big mall or superstore. As you prepare your hydraulic hammer for the big finish, it stops working. As annoying as that sounds, this happens surprisingly often.
There are many reasons why a hydraulic hammer would wear out and become unusable. The good news is that Hydraulic Breaker Services LLC can service a worn out hydraulic hammer or breaker hammer. But for those of you who don’t want to spend any more money on hydraulic hammers than you already have, here are the five reasons why a hydraulic hammer would wear out, which will help you prevent them from wearing out:
1. Corrosion – Corrosion is a huge reason for the wearing out of hydraulic hammers. Any type of weather could wear out hydraulic hammers, especially wind and rain. To help prevent corrosion from decreasing your hydraulic hammer’s lifespan, keep it well-greased and sheltered from the weather when it’s not in use.
2. External Forces – External forces are another big reason why a hydraulic hammer would wear out. Sometimes these tools are used at an incorrect working angle which can cause increased fatigue stress in the tool. Make sure the hammer is being used at the proper angle.
3. Cold Temperature – Hydraulic hammers that are kept or used in cold temperatures cause the tool to become much more susceptible to wearing out. It is best to warm the hammer before extensive use.
4. Blank-firing – Blank-firing happens when the hammer is firing but not hitting anything. Although this may be unavoidable at times, it is best to keep blank-firing at a minimum to prevent internal damage to the hammer, which will cause it to wear out much quicker.
5. Poor lubrication – If a hydraulic hammer is being poorly lubricated, it will lead to fatigue cracks and eventually deterioration of the tool. Make sure to keep the tool shank well-lubricated to prevent the hammer from deteriorating.
To learn more about hydraulic hammers, contact Hydraulic Breaker Services LLC at 800-940-8517.