Hydraulic Hammers: 3 Tips for Choosing a Backhoe Hammer Attachment

The construction industry is one of the largest fields in the world, with China, the United States, and India being the powerhouses. The field has surged so dramatically that it’s estimated to be worth nearly $14 trillion in 2037.

Knowing the best attachments for your backhoe is critical if you’re handling construction equipment. With so many backhoe hammer attachment options, how can you know what’s best?

The next time you’re looking for a backhoe hammer, we’re happy to help. Read on for the three most important factors when searching for hydraulic hammers.

1. Size of the Job

The first thing to consider is the size of the job at hand. What works well for a large job might not work for a smaller, more precise job.

That isn’t to say that bigger is always better. In some cases, you may prefer hydraulic hammers that are suited to smaller tasks. These can pair with skid steers instead of larger excavators.

The size of a job also often correlates with the budget. Consider your budgetary restraints before you begin searching for a backhoe hammer attachment. Doing so can ensure you don’t go over budget on an overkill attachment.

2. Available Power Options

Another important step is to look at the available power options for your backhoes. There are three primary power options available.

The first attachment is “all gas.” These attachments run solely on gas power. They’re typically weaker than the other types.

Second is “all hydraulic.” Backhoe hammers working under this power option are often the most powerful. We recommend them if you have a strong machine pump, though it is important to make sure you practice hydraulic safety principles.

Finally, there are hybrids of these types which combine gas and hydraulic power. These sit in between, stronger than gas attachments but weaker than all-hydraulic attachments.

Picking the wrong strength or power option can impact efficiency. In some cases, the hammer may not have enough strength to get the job done.

3. Jobsite Considerations

Third, you should always consider the job site when picking your hydraulic hammers. Your construction site may have different requirements than others due to terrain or restrictions.

One common restriction is sound ordinances in certain cities or communities. Some attachments come with systems that help keep the noise down or lower vibrations.

Others are better suited to rough, rocky, or otherwise challenging terrain. You may also find that the job site is accommodating enough that you don’t require too rugged of a hammer.

Finally, size constraints are important to keep in mind. Getting a sizable backhoe hydraulic breaker just to find it won’t fit on-site can set you back weeks. Always plan and consider what parameters you need to work within, both for efficiency and safety.

Finding the Right Backhoe Hammer Attachment

At RJB Hydraulic Hammers, we’re proud to bring our services across the world. We’re the exclusive U.S. Importer for HydroRam Hydraulic Hammers and are happy to help you find the backhoe hammer attachment that’s perfect for your job site.

If you’re looking for hydraulic hammers or other construction equipment, contact us today. Our veteran-owned company brings decades of experience to your service.

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