Does My Hydraulic Breaker Need Maintenance?

At Hydraulic Breaker Services LLC, we work hard to extend the life of our customers’ hydraulic breakers. We offer services to renew them, often even when other shops just want to sell a new one. We offer used hydraulic breakers to help you stay on target and budget. An essential part of keeping hydraulic breakers in service is keeping up with the maintenance. Do you know what the signs are that it’s time to get yours some maintenance and care?

Designed for Tough Work, Breakers Need Specific Care

Breaking through rock, concrete, asphalt, and other tough materials, hydraulic breakers fail hard when they aren’t up to the job. With that failure come potential losses in project time and costs, and the difference between a renewable breaker and one that’s beyond repair. It’s essential to make daily visual inspections a routine part of hydraulic breaker use. Items to check for overall condition, signs of wear, and damage such as cracks or gouges include:

  • Hydraulic hoses
  • Breaker shell
  • Attachment pins
  • Tool retainers and locks
  • Tool points
  • Checking Tolerances

Follow manufacturer recommendations for specific tolerance checks on the breaker. These usually include the top angle of the breaker attachment, the retaining pins, and the lower bushing. These checks help to reduce the wear on the unit and, when out of tolerance, indicate that it’s time for prompt maintenance.

Other Critical Checks to Reduce Maintenance and Damage Costs

  1. Keep up with the hose and oil pressure checks, especially right after the breaker is installed.
  2. Tool length checks help avoid direct damage to the outer casing and indirect damage from absorbing vibration and heat.
  3. Nitrogen pressure checks help avoid increased wear and damage. Watch for hopping hoses and low power as signs that maintenance is needed.
  4. Stop and call for service if there are oil leaks. Multiple protections can be degraded as the oil escapes, and damage can be quick.

Rely On Our Services, Turn To Us for Information

Our mission is to help you get the best and most reliable service out of your equipment, with a range of expert services and essential information for you and your operators. We also have hydraulic breakers for sale. Call the experts at Hydraulic Breaker Services LLC for all your hydraulic breaker needs, including advice and information.

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