Auger Torque launches hydraulic hammer range

Auger Torque has added a full range of hammers to its product portfolio, the SB series. There are currently eight models available, designed for machines with operating weights between 0.5 t and 12 t. More models are expected to be introduced in the future.

Being a gas-type-breaker, these new SB hammers can tolerate high back pressure and are independent of oil temperatures - meaning they have a wide range of calibration when it comes to oil flow, and allow operators to use them on a multitude of host-machines for greater versatility.

The SB hammers are made of high-grade steel and consist of a simple, ingenious design with only two moving parts. They also feature a cartridge design without tie rods and are therefore extremely quiet, allowing operators to work longer hours and complete contracts in shorter time frames. A comprehensive immersion-hardened range of chisels are available, enabling use on a variety of materials from reinforced concrete, layered rock, highly compacted rock to special tools for wood cutting, pile driving and even asphalt cutting.

“What sets this range of hammers apart from other gas-type breakers is the use of a high grade ‘Freudenberg’ three lip seal – giving the user constant power output over a longer period of time, and up to 30% higher performance than oil type breakers,” explained Kelvin Hamilton, managing director of Auger Torque Australia. “The special seal gives more performance and reduces the need for nitrogen refills to a minimum, providing up to 300% higher gas tightness compared to standard seals, resulting in a simple, efficient and cost effective breaker with less downtime and less money spent on refills.”

Mr Hamilton added, “The hydraulic connections are completely encased in the body of the hammer, enabling operation in tight access situations common around suburban Australian cities, without having to worry about damaging the hydraulic hoses and the dust seal on the upper bushing of course comes as standard.” The new SB hammers are also available in Asia and globally.