Avoiding damage when using a rock breaker
Incorrect use of a rock breaker can result in damage to machines, broken picks and damage to the rock breaker. Follow these tips to minimise damage risk.
When renting a machine with a rock breaker, the rental customer is laible for damage to the machine, wear parts, and rock breaker due to mis-use.
To minimise risk of damage:
- Always fire the rock breaker at 90 degress to the material being broken.
- Start breaking material close to the edge and then work into the centre.
- Do not strike in one position for more than 15 seconds. After 15 seconds reposition the breaker to another location.
- Do not blank fire the rock breaker.
- Do not use the pick to move large loose rocks or debries. These should be moved with a ripper or bucket.
- Manually grease the rock breaker every hour of operating.
- Do not operate the breaker underwater.
- Operate the breaker infornt of tracks and not side on to the tracks.