Having Problems With Your Jackhammer On Job Sites? What To Know

Posted on: 30 August 2016

If your jackhammer is one of the most important tools that you use on the job site and your machine is acting up, there are a few things you can do to fix it. If you don't have the money to replace it, or you don't want to invest the money in a new jackhammer, you'll want to see what repairs are needed to get the machine running properly. Here are a few of the things you'll want to try before you get rid of the jackhammer.

Tune Up

All machinery needs to be tuned up to function properly. A quick tune-up, where the motor and internal mechanical components are cleaned out and all the gears are lubed, can make a big difference when it comes to the function of the jackhammer.

Have the machine looked at to ensure all parts are working properly and to see if there is anything that needs to be replaced on the jackhammer. This is something that should be done on the machine regularly, and make sure that your workers are properly taking care of the machine and cleaning it after it's been used on the job site. Storing the machine in areas with low to no humidity is also beneficial to prevent parts from rusting.

Piston Compressor Replacement

If the piston compressor is the problem, you may want to replace it with a rotary-screw compressor. This type of compressor is going to help the jackhammer run more smoothly with a continuous flow because it's powered by gas, and the machine will work in a smooth motion. Talk with the mechanical repair professional like Kruge-Air Inc to see if this is going to be a good option for your machine. This can add years of life to the machine and help the jackhammer function more easily.

If you know that you don't have it in your budget to replace the jackhammer that you currently use on the job site every day, but you can tell that your jackhammer isn't working as well as it used to, these are a couple of the things that may be going wrong with your unit. Once you have the jackhammer fixed, talk with the mechanical repair professional to see what you can do to help keep the jackhammer functioning at its best, so you can extend the life of the machine and prevent having to purchase a brand new one any time soon.