The Importance of Periodically Checking on the Condition of Your Hydraulic Breaker

If you purchase one of our hydraulic breakers, you can rest assured that we will give you some advice on how to take proper care of it. What’s more, not only will we tell how important it is that it receives maintenance, but it is likely that we will also tell you how it should receive periodic maintenance.

When it all comes down to it, a periodic maintenance check (one that’s performed after about 100 hours of use) will increase the lifespan of your hydraulic breaker and keep you from having to find the money to pay for unnecessary, costly repairs.

Some of the things to check for during a periodic maintenance check should include:

1. Determining whether there are cracks or chips on brushing surfaces or inside the housing.

If you do discover any cracks or chips, it could indicate that it is not sufficiently lubricated, the grease is not appropriate, or that it is being handled poorly.

2. Finding out if there is damage on tool retainers.

To see if this is happening, you need to survey the shoulders and side surfaces. If anything looks abnormal, you should replace or rotate it as needed.

3. Checking damage on brushing.

If you notice this, it is vital that you replace either the brushing, tool or both if the wear is significant.

4. Replacing worn or damaged parts.

This is perhaps the most important thing to do during a periodic check-up. You should wipe all parts until they are clean. You should also hand-grease inside the chuck bushings and tool shank.

What we have listed in this article is just the tip of the iceberg. If you would like to learn more about taking care of your hydraulic breaker, please read through the rest of our blogs, browse our website, or give us a call. We are happy to help!

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