4 Vibratory Hammer Maintenance Tips
Wondering what the essentials of vibratory hammer maintenance are? Try out these five tips to help you get more pile driving mileage out of your vibratory hammer:
1. Inspect clamp jaws.The teeth clamp jaws use to hold pile can easily become rusted, corroded, or worn down. Make sure you regularly check the condition of your clamp jaw’s teeth, and consider repairing or replacing parts of your clamp jaw as necessary. It’s also a good idea to inspect the pile you’re using to make sure it is not rusted or corroded. Using corroded or rusted pile can damage your vibratory hammer’s clamp jaw.
2. Check hoses.Before each use, it’s a good idea to double-check your vibratory hammer’s hoses for wear and tear. Keep in mind that it’s common for a vibratory hammer’s hoses to leak, and you will probably have to replace hoses (preferably with high pressure hoses) after extended use. You should also regularly inspect hose connections to make sure they are properly attached to your vibratory hammer’s power pack. Improperly connected hoses result in poor oil flow.
3. Flip your hammer over to the other side after use.This is a simple maintenance trick that will do your vibratory hammer good. If you are consistently flipping your hammer over on one side horizontally after use, consider switching it up and flipping it on its other side periodically. This will help oil reach all of the parts of the machine and help you keep your hammer properly lubricated without much extra effort.
4. Pay attention to the power pack.Try to open the doors of your vibratory hammer’s power pack often to make sure nothing is malfunctioning and no oil is leaking. Part of taking care of the power pack also includes giving it a few minutes to warm up before you start using your vibratory hammer and letting it run on low for a few minutes once you’re done using your hammer.
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