A hydraulic breaker, sometimes referred to as a hydraulic hammer, is a special tool that is used to drive large bolts and stakes into hard ground (even asphalt and concrete); and it’s the combined use of fuel, pneumatics, and of course hydraulics that provide the breaker with the force it needs to get the job done. We have Blaise Pascal, an early scientist, to thank for the invention of the hydraulic breaker. It’s the practical application of fluid mechanics that make hydraulic-based tools work.
If you own or are planning on acquiring a hydraulic breaker, you’ll want to make sure you’re equipped (pun intended) to care for it properly. Make sure to use it only as instructed by the manufacturer, and pay attention to safety precautions to protect you and those around you. Make routine checks on the adapter plates and any available attachments to ensure everything is securely attached. And in the event that you begin to experience issues with your hydraulic machinery, contact a reputable company for hydraulic breaker replacement parts, or servicing and repair of your equipment. Hydraulic equipment is typically fairly pricey, so it’s important to trust its maintenance, upkeep, and repairs to only the professionals.