A lack of routine maintenance for your hydraulic hammer can mean that your machine will spend much more time down for maintenance repairs than necessary. You might also decrease the hydraulic hammer’s lifespan. By performing regular maintenance, you can keep your hydraulic breaker in optimal performance condition. Here are four maintenance tips to incorporate into your routine for your hydraulic breaker machine.
It only takes a few minutes to visually inspect a hydraulic hammer for excessive wear and tear, but because it is such a simple step, it often gets overlooked. A visual inspection should be completed each time the machine will be used. This is an essential step in hydraulic hammer maintenance. This quick once-over will help you identify any parts that are wearing or close to breaking, which can help prevent unexpected downtime. It is much easier to plan around scheduled maintenance than it is to deal with a broken machine.
Hydraulic hoses should be the correct length and routed properly. Hoses that are too short can restrict hydraulic hammer attachment extension. However, hoses that are too long can catch on the machine or other debris. Therefore, making sure that each hose is the correct length will help maximize hose protection as well as keep everything operating efficiently.
This is the most important maintenance task for a hydraulic breaker. Greasing can be performed manually or via an automatic greasing system. Some hydraulic breakers must be manually greased, so be sure to follow any manufacturer guidelines. However, an automatic system can save time and money, as well as decrease the environmental impact.
The proper nitrogen charge pressure depends on how you are using your hydraulic breaker as well as the temperature in the conditions you are working in. Check the operation and maintenance manual for more information on the best nitrogen pressure for your working conditions. If you need help figuring it out, contact a hydraulic breaker service.
By following these four regular maintenance steps, you can extend the life of your hydraulic breaker and avoid expensive repairs down the road. You can also reduce unscheduled downtime by performing these regular maintenance tasks. If you would like more information on hydraulic breakers then be sure to contact Gorilla Hammers today!