So what are the biggest problems you run into when you own a hydraulic hammer? First, the bits get broken and they are expensive. The operators pry with the bits or get them stuck when using them. The bits are made to do a up and down motion not anything else. Second, greasing the unit is essential. No grease leads to extreme wear and can even cause the hammer to cease up. Using the wrong grease can also cause major problems.
So why do I love these hammers?
- The pyramid / trapezoid working tool. Basically this is a unbreakable bit. This bit was designed to take abuse and misuse more than any other bit.
- The composite bushing makes is so you don't have to grease this hammer. Yes, you will have to replace the bushing from time to time but think of the time savings not having to grease the bit every two hours.