Are you considering a hydraulic hammer attachment for your heavy equipment? If so, you will need to do some research. If you choose an incorrect or incompatible attachment, you may end up doing damage to your equipment. To make the right decision for your machinery, this is what you need to know or find out about any attachments you are considering.
Mismatching the size or weight of your machine and the hydraulic hammer attachment can damage both components very easily. It is essential that you know how much weight your machine can bear from an attachment. You will also want to make sure your machine has enough oil flow (GPM) and oil pressure (PSI) available to power the hammer while still operating the hydraulics of your machine.
There are typically three power options available when considering a hydraulic hammer attachment – all gas, all hydraulic, and a hybrid of both. What power type is right for your machine will depend on the strength of your machine’s pump. If you have a very strong pump, an all hydraulic-powered hydraulic hammer accessory may be best for you. If your pump is weaker, you will likely want a hybrid or even one that is all gas. If you do not choose the right power option, your hydraulic hammer attachment may not work at its peak efficiency. One of the biggest variables for the cost is what type of power option you need for your hydraulic hammer purchase. The more power you need your hydraulic hammer part to produce on its own, the more expensive the attachment will likely be.
There are two main types of body styles for hydraulic hammer attachments, box- styles and solid-body encasements. Typically, box-styles are best suited for regular or daily usage. Solid-body breakers are usually slimmer, and therefore more ideal for working within narrow trenches or workspaces.
Years ago, hydraulic hammer attachments caused so much wear and tear on the whole equipment, that everything usually needed to be replaced at once. Now, with the right components, your equipment should be able to outlast your hydraulic hammer part. When considering mounting components, some will be specific to certain brands, and others will be universal. It will be important for you to know which type of attachment component a specific part has before making a purchase.
Some job sites need to be quieter than others, and there are certain attachments that come with systems to lessen the noise and vibrations produced by your activities.
Understanding these factors will help you choose the best hydraulic hammer attachment for your machine and the task at hand. Ready to buy a rock breaker? Give Gorilla Hammers a call for all types of models and brands of hammers!