Your hydraulic hammer attachment is one of the most expensive components of your hammer. Therefore, it is critical that it is kept in working order. If the hammer attachment isn’t working correctly, you will not be able to perform the job. Here are some of the most common hydraulic hammer issues to be aware of so that you can catch them early before they cause additional damage to your attachment.
If your hydraulic breaker has suddenly started having problems, those issues may be caused by a broken piston. You can see if this might be the issue yourself by taking your hydraulic hammer apart and looking at the inside. A busted piston will visually look chipped or fractured. However, sometimes the piston may initially appear OK, but it might be broken in half. If you think the piston might be the issue, do not try to use the hammer. Instead, contact a hydraulic hammer service who can fully evaluate your piston and make any necessary repairs.
The hydraulic breaker has four tie bolts which are used to hold the breaker together. If your hammer stops working, the issue might be that one of the tie bolts has broken. If you release one of the long tie bolts from the hammer and look at it, you’ll notice the threading around the ends. If the threading looks shredded or torn, you will need to replace the bolt. If you are not sure how to perform a bolt replacement or need help figuring out which parts to use, contact a hydraulic hammer service.
If your hydraulic hammer starts shaking fiercely, there is likely an issue with the gas pressure. When a hydraulic hammer is operating smoothly, the gas hoses vibrate mildly. However, when the pressure changes, those hoses will shake noticeably. If this is happening, you likely need to re-gas the hydraulic hammer.
Knowing these small but significant signs of a problem with your hydraulic hammer is critical to addressing any issues before they become major problems. By making small hydraulic hammer repairs early, you can keep from damaging your equipment. If you are not sure how to address these issues yourself, contact Gorilla Hammers for our hammer repair service as well as our vast knowledge of the