The hydraulic breaker and hoe packs on our excavator rentals can withstand substantial abuse. Nevertheless, frequent operating mistakes can wear out hydraulic hammers. This is why all licensed operators should adhere to the best operating practices to prolong the machinery's life.
1. Not Using a Compatible Breaker
Serious damage can occur to the hammer or excavator if the hammer is too big for the excavator, and vice versa. Always match the size/weight of the hammer to the excavator's lift capabilities.
2. Not Using the Right Setup
The operator must also set up the breaker and carrier for the specific application. You may, for example, need to operate the breaker while it's partially or fully submerged in water. In this case, are you running an underwater kit on the system? Underwater operation requires both an underwater kit and an air compressor. Continue Reading â†'