Tool Maintenance

Rockbreaker tool is a wear part and tool consumption is one of the key contributors to wear part costs. But with thorough and regular tool maintenance, you can reduce those costs and achieve maximum working life.

Tool Lubrication and Correct Greasing Practice

Rockbreaker tool is subject to extreme wear that requires proper lubrication and care to achieve a long, trouble free life. Tool lubricant must have properties to withstand high temperature and extreme pressure. We supply special tool lubricants and automatic tool lubrication systems which have been especially designed to work with Rammer products.

The greasing practice depends on application and operating method. Tool grease consumption is higher in applications where the tool is penetrating and movements are longer than in impact breaking applications where the tool is steadily against thrust ring. Greasing should be increased in dusty applications.

You can find instructions for correct greasing practices from the operator’s manual, although the operator should adjust suitable practice for the application on a daily basis. The proper procedure is reached when wet grease is visible about the length equal to tool diameter on the tool just beneath the housing bottom plate.

  • refer to instructions in the operator's manual
  • adjust on a daily basis to suit the application
  • ensure wet grease is visible about the length equal to tool diameter on the tool just beneath the housing bottom plate
  • consider Automatic Lubrication Systems
  • use Rammer Special Tool Grease that keeps on working when ordinary tool greases have melted away
Tool Sharpening

Genuine Rammer tools can be reconditioned by milling or turning machine and plaining. When sharpening the tool it is important that the working temperature does not exceed 200°. Never use gas cutting tools as they soften the tool and causes micro-cracks that may lead to breakages. Ask us about the same day chisel sharpening service.


Correct operation and precautions

Excessive wear can cause major damage to your rockbreaker. Ensure your rock breaker operator identifies and reports any issues immediately and conducts the following: 

  • Regular lubrication and tool maintenance
  • Prompt replacement of worn or damaged retaining pins and bushings
  • Correct operation of your rock breaker - download our Dos and Donts pictorial for a quick operational reference and avoid most common operational failures
  • Controls the depth of tool penetration

If unsure, contact us and we will help you with advice, training and supply of correct parts, tools and consumables for your attachment and application to ensure that you are achieving the maximum return on your capital investment.

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