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Why You Need to Grease a Hydraulic Hammer

Whether you have a Stanley, Tramac, or CAT 130 hydraulic hammer, it’s important to know how to maintain it properly. Hydraulic Breaker Services, LLC can help you keep your equipment in good working order. We also like to provide helpful tips that prolong the useful life of your hydraulic breaker. Follow the tips and instructions below to grease the hydraulic hammer and improve performance.

Why It’s Important to Grease a Hydraulic Hammer

You may wonder why it’s vital to grab the grease gun and lubricate the hydraulic breaker. It receives significant wear and tear where it meets the bushings. Failing to lubricate at proper intervals increases wear rates and causes more frequent tool replacement.
In order to continue dispersing heat properly and prevent debris from accumulating in the breaker, it’s imperative to perform regular hydraulic hammer maintenance.

How To Grease Your Hydraulic Rock Breaker

When you grease the hydraulic hammer, firmly press the tool inside the rock breaker to control the amount of grease entering the chamber. If you used too much grease, it could cause the moving parts inside the chamber to freeze up. It could also cause a seal failure or allow grease to get into the system when you start a hydraulic hammer.
When conducting hydraulic hammer maintenance, place the hammer in a vertical position. This provides enough downward pressure to move the tool up into the housing. Continue greasing until clean grease slides down around the tool and retainer pins.
Grease the hydraulic hammer every two hours for optimal results. You should also grease the tool whenever it appears shiny inside the front head. Make sure to use the grease recommended by the manufacturer. For example, BTI chisel paste works great as a lubricant for BTI’s hydraulic rock breakers. If you use general EP purpose grease, it can run down the tool and melt without properly lubricating the demolition equipment.

Tips for Hydraulic Hammer Maintenance

Hydraulic hammer maintenance can reduce wear and tear on the equipment. Adequate lubrication can protect the sensitive moving parts in a rock breaker. Here are a few tips to follow when you grease the hydraulic hammer.

Complete a Visual Inspection

When conducting hydraulic hammer maintenance, start with a visual inspection period, this only takes a few minutes, but many operators forget to do it. With a visual inspection, you can identify warm parts and prevent downtime. The graphite and copper material used to construct the hammer build up heat and require frequent lubrication.

Check the Bushing

Every time you perform hydraulic hammer maintenance, check the tool bushing. If you can place the tall flat inside and turn it, you may need to replace the bushing.

Examine Hydraulic Hoses

Hydraulic hoses decrease wear and tear when they are the correct length. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that the hoses provide the required extension. On the other hand, long hoses can become disengaged on rebar and other items.
Contact Hydraulic Breaker Services for maintenance, sales, and service of hydraulic hammers. We also sell Kent hydraulic hammers for sale. Reach out today for more exclusive offers!

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4 Leading Brands of Hydraulic Breaker & Hammer Parts

Hydraulic hammers have become a mainstay of construction projects across the world. While the equipment itself is ubiquitous, it’s not always clear where you can find hydraulic breaker and hammer parts or if you can even make repairs to the equipment once it wears out. If you’ve worked with hydraulic breakers for a long time, then you may be able to tell when you need repairs, but who can you turn to for replacement hydraulic breaker parts?
Here are a few of the brands that Hydraulic Breaker Services can be trusted to provide quality hydraulic hammers and hydraulic breaker and hammer parts to repair them with:

Allied/Rammer

Allied has been making hydraulic breakers and hydraulic hammers for decades and is, therefore, a leader in the industry. Their breaker tools fall into two categories:

  • The Excellence Series
  • The Performance Series

The Excellence Series is designed to provide excellent service coupled with unparalleled versatility. Each piece of equipment has heavy-duty housing to provide extended life while handling heavy-duty services such as excavation, slag removal, and more. Additionally, these tools are designed so that you can easily replace the hydraulic breaker and hammer parts whenever they wear out.
The Performance Series, by contrast, is designed to allow for high productivity in all spaces, including urban locales. The heavy-duty housing is specially made to allow for high-impact performance while maintaining a relatively low noise profile.

Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco is a significant manufacturer of mini excavators and other equipment that is extremely useful when handling construction jobs. They offer fourteen different hydraulic hammers that are well suited for a wide range of situations.
For example, the LH-180, a standard model for Atlas Copco, is a hydraulic breaker that works well as a multi-purpose breaker. It provides easy handling, significant power and is highly ergonomic to reduce the amount of fatigue that occurs due to its operation.

BTI/Astec

BTI has rebranded as Astec but still provides high-quality hydraulic breakers that can be used in a wide variety of construction projects.
Every one of Astec’s hydraulic breaker and hammer parts have been designed to provide compact power and precision. Astec’s equipment offers easy maintenance with easy integration of replacement parts if one of the hydraulic hammer parts wears out.

CAT

CAT is a name brand in construction circles because it is known for providing high-quality hydraulic hammers and other construction equipment. Each piece undergoes proper heat treatment to enable it to withstand the stress that a standard hydraulic hammer undergoes in the course of its everyday usage. When parts wear out, they can easily be swapped for spare parts that are kept on hand specifically for that purpose.
For more information about these brands or quotes for hydraulic breaker and hammer parts, call the Hydraulic Breaker Services team today!