How To Extend the Lifespan of Your Hydraulic Breaker

Did you know that you can contribute to extending the lifespan of your hydraulic breaker? And no, that doesn’t involve feeding it fruits and vegetables and making it exercise a couple of time a week.

At Hydraulic Breaker Services LLC, we understand that when you buy a hydraulic breaker or a hydraulic hammer, you want it to last a long time. The average lifespan of a dog is 10-13 years, the average life expectancy of a cat is about 15 years, and although it’s different in every case, a hydraulic breaker can last up to 8 years if you’re doing everything right. Here are three tips to help you extend the lifespan of your hydraulic breaker:

  • Set it up properly – So you’ve just purchased a new hydraulic hammer, now what? Make sure it’s set up properly. Using small breakers for larger jobs can shorten the lifespan. The operators should know what their hammers are able to do. Make sure the hydraulic systems, which involves the pressures and flows, are set to match the hammer. If the flow is set to go faster than it needs to be, the hammer can end up damaging itself.
  • Use the right type and amount of grease – Not only should you be using the correct type of grease for your breaker, you should also be using the correct amount. This keeps the tool bushing area filled to prevent it from overheating, and reduces friction. The amount of grease you need varies for every type of breaker, so you’ll need to learn what the correct amount is for your hammer. We can help you at Hydraulic Breaker Services LLC.
  • Take it for inspections regularly – Just like taking your child or pet to the doctor for routine checkups, you should be taking your hydraulic breaker, whether it’s a Kent breaker or a hydraulic hammer, to checkups occasionally. Checking to make sure everything’s running smoothly with your tool can save you plenty of time and money in the long term.

Those are a few of the tips to help your hydraulic breaker live longer. They can also help reduce the costs of repairs that may be needed for your tool. To learn more tips about keeping your hydraulic breaker healthy, contact us at 800-940-8517.

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