FEL-TECH 8 Stage Hydraulic Hammers
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Are AEM impact energy ratings accurate?
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Why do all hydraulic hammer manufacturers’ ratings have specific impact energy numbers that are in the same range, but the tools are different diameters? It is quite important to understand that “energy in” is proportional to “energy out” based on the principle that both hammers are working at the maximum oil flow and are equally efficient. The “through oil” flow is proportional to power, as it is the oil that initially powers the hammer.
Tools cannot be too small in diameter or they will break. The diameter of hydraulic breakers may also be too big and then it will not penetrate. With a heavy hammer and small tool, you can be sure this is just a smaller power cell installed in a larger case. This would compare to a small engine in a large automobile. Therefore, the tool diameter MUST be in proportion to the hammer weight, piston, GPM and PSI of the hammer. If the “through oil” flow rate is also low, this will confirm these other factors. Keep this in mind when browsing through various hydraulic hammers for sale.
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FEL-TECH Hammer Division is the solution
FEL-TECH FT 8 Stage Series
FEL-TECH - FT Series quality workmanship
FEL-TECH - FT Series Dependability
FEL-TECH - FT Series Durability
FEL-TECH - 3 year warranty *
Lifetime Customer Support Worldwide
Lifetime Parts Availability Worldwide
Lifetime Trade in Warranty Worldwide
FEL-TECH offers our 8 Stage Series Hydraulic Hammer
Our specifications on the FT 8 Stage Hydraulic Hammers are actual specifications. FEL-TECH Hammer Division will never raise the impact energy to justify a sale or to unload a hammer to any hard working contractor. Our model names match our hammer impact energy size.
FT 110 Ft Lbs and go up to FT 19176 Ft Lbs.
FEL-TECH Hammer Division has the only FULL VERTICAL STATIC HYDRAULIC HAMMER TEST STATION in North America, South America and Canada that has been specifically designed by FEL-TECH Hammer Division. The FT 20000 will determine the actual impact energy of any hydraulic hammer up to 20000 lb. impact energy in a simulated environment with any simulated carrier, up to 180,000 pounds in weight.
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How to Purchase a Hydraulic Hammer
Understanding your new hydraulic hammer purchase should always be your first step, prior to speaking with any hydraulic hammer dealer. There are many manufactures and importers of hydraulic hammers. All hydraulic hammer manufacturers have specifications on their hammer product line. All hydraulic hammer dealers may tell you that their published specifications are calculated and honest. Mathematical calculations are used in every hydraulic hammer design whether, good or bad. All manufactures should agree that simple physics will be the final determinating factor for all hydraulic hammers true impact energy, oil flow and blows per minute. This rule will apply to the piston size, hydraulic pressure, blows per minute, hammers actual weight and the carrier weight.
It is quite important to understand that “energy in”, is proportional to “energy out” based on the principle that both hammers are working at the maximum oil flow and that both are equally efficient. Make an educated comparison. The “through oil” flow is proportional to power as it’s the oil that powers the hammer initially. Tools cannot be too small in diameter or they will break. The diameter of the tool may also be too big, than it will not penetrate. With a heavy hammer and small tool, you can be sure this is just a smaller power cell installed in a larger case. This would compare to a small engine in a large automobile. Therefore, the tool diameter MUST be in proportion to the hammer weight, piston, GPM and PSI of the hammer. If the “through oil” flow rate is also low than this will confirm these factors.
The oil ratio is calculated by multiplying the bar against GPM/ LPM to give the true through oil input. The tool oil ratio is the diameter in millimeters of the tool, times the through oil input. The higher the number will produce a greater final force (impact energy) at the point of the hammer. This is assuming that the piston size is the same as a comparable hammer. Through oil input to weight ratio, shows how much potential power the hammer has against its physical weight providing the piston is the correct piston for that hammer. The lower the number will mean the better power to weight ratio. Tool per weight ratio is calculated as kilograms/ tool diameter in millimeters. A lower number means more penetration. A higher number will mean a heavier hammer weight again, possibly pointing toward a big hammer with a small tool. This is what is termed a dead weight hammer.
It is imperative that your local sales person for any brand of hydraulic hammer understands exactly what he is offering. In most cases, the dealer will not have had the training required to understand exactly what he is offering to the buyer. Normally, the dealer only looks at a standard carrier comparison chart and offers you a new hydraulic hammer.
FEL-TECH FT 8 Stage Series Hydraulic Hammers are not just another hydraulic hammer that has been “rushed” into the market as a quality hammer. The FEL-TECH FT 8 Stage Series is designed as a high production hammer with true calculations that are very hard to dispute.
Compare the FEL-TECH 8 Stage hammer and it will be instantly noticed that the FT Series has ratings that actually make sense to the contractor. It also may be noticed that a different manufactures hammer that is offered as a specific size may not be rated as advertized unless, the general rules of physics have been partially altered to satisfy a salespersons wish to sell you the hammer he has to sell.
Remember! A hammer uses oil which it converts into breaking force which is transmitted to the tool point. Power is generally proportional to oil throughput as you will get out what you put in, after which the tool penetrates the rock. A very heavy automobile with a small engine will never win you that race.
Severe Duty Hardox* Case - Toughness is the material’s resistance to crack propagation. In general terms, a tough material can absorb more energy during elongation before the crack leads to failure. When plates with high toughness such as Hardox* encounter hard impacts, the result can be denting. Plates with similar hardness but lower toughness develop denting with micro cracks, resulting in increased wear and larger cracks. Hardox* can sustain sliding wear of hot abrasive materials. The reason is that the heat flow (conductivity) in the steel is much higher and thus conductively transfers heat. FEL-TECH’S Hardox plate’s hardness properties remain basically unaffected in spite of the heat and abrasive exposure.
Efficient Design - The FEL-TECH design and build process begins the series of precision steps adhered to by our designers, the use of quality raw materials, and continues right through to the FEL-TECH Shipping Centers, and ultimately, out into the field. Depending on other hydraulic hammers and manufacturers, some or all of these stages may be ignored in real-world situations in order to save time or reduce cost. At FEL-TECH hammer Division no product design, quality control method, or customer need is ever overlooked. FEL-TECH Hammers and The FEL-TECH Customer Service Process are designed to exceed our customer’s expectations each and every time. At FEL-TECH Hammer Division, our Customers Experiences have and continue to build our strong reputation.
True Maximum Force - The unique FEL-TECH Hammer Division design incorporates the internal energy inside the cylinder walls with its patented superior internal design method. FEL-TECH Hammers are nitrogen fired to exert extreme force with each blow. The micro-precise engineered piston efficiently transforms potential into kinetic energy with Complete impact force as your concrete, rock, granite and other tough materials break reliably and as expected, hour by hour and ton by ton. The patented seal system will not allow potentially harmful dust particles from the firing chamber with each blow to ensure reliable, uninterrupted service.
Heavy Duty Construction - Whether it’s construction or mining, limestone or granite, your new FEL-TECH 8 stage series Hydraulic Hammer can handle your project. FEL-TECH’S has an internal system sensor TM is specifically designed and built to withstand extreme shocks, vibrations, and internal torque. FEL-TECH will exceed your expectations over and above your past experiences with any other hydraulic hammers, guaranteed. It’s no wonder that our hydraulic hammers are now used in the removal of Nuclear sites were the hammer must enter the site and work with no issues.
Nuclear Plant Certified - When a hydraulic hammer enters a nuclear facility it must operate 110%. When the hammer is in the plant it now has become considered a “dirty” piece of equipment. No technician can enter the facility to work on the hammer. If the hammer fails, it must be replaced with a new hammer. This is very serious business and FEL-TECH takes this business very seriously. This means once the project is complete the hammer will be “Cleaned” and encapsulated in concrete. Our FT Series is used in very severe and unusual applications.
Military Grade internal parts - Many parts in a FEL-TECH hammer are Military Grade. You will not find this in any other hydraulic hammer. While other hammer companies are buying parts from China and Korea and passing them off as American made or assembled in America, FEL-TECH Hammer Division stores data that proves our parts are military grade parts. We do this because the FT and FTM Series is an accepted “Military Grade Hammer”..
Federal Storage Facility - FEL-TECH Hammer Division is the only hydraulic hammer company that has spare parts in storage in a guarded facility for Federal Emergency Use. FEL-TECH Hammer Division is the only hydraulic hammer company in the United States of America that has hydraulic hammers on standby for Federal Emergency use. No other company can make this statement. FEL-TECH Hydraulic Hammers are now used under the “Homeland Protection Act”.
Parts and Support System - As a contractor, site supervisor or large project management facility, the high cost of downtime can be a determining factor in purchasing a Hydraulic Hammer. We understand that long stories and lost profits result dissatisfied customers. With FEL-TECH Hammer Division, you will be 100% Satisfied. Immediate support, same day parts, shipping, and knowledgeable and caring dealers make all the difference. With a customer supply center, a 24 hr authorized rebuild center, and a low cost pickup and delivery transport system, you are protected against any long periods of down time.
Lowest Cost of Ownership - The cost of ownership of a FEL-TECH Hammer is surprisingly low. When FEL-TECH design’s their hydraulic hammers, they always consider what the cost per operating hour will be for their customer. Recent studies have concluded that an ownership of a FEL-TECH Hydraulic Hammer is a much lower hourly cost to operate compared to many other brands. With FEL-TECH, the initial investment is lower, the rebuild cost is lower, the shipping cost is lower, and the wear parts cost is lower. This translates into lower cost per operating hour and increased profit for the customer every time you use your new FEL-TECH hydraulic Hammer.
(Based on data received in average test studies)
Based on 1000 hours of use
Hammer brand: A
Initial cost of a new (brand name) 5,000 Ft.lb .hammer $68,500.00
Potential rebuild estimated cost $22,500.00
Cost per hour of use (based on 1,000 hrs use) $ 91.00 after rebuild
Total cost $91,000.00
FEL-TECH FT 8 Stage Series
Costs of a new FEL-TECH Series 6638 ft. lb. hammer $65,194.00
Potential rebuild estimated cost $12, 200.00
Cost per hour of use (based on 1,000 hrs use) $77.39 after rebuild
FEL-TECH Savings per hour = $13.11 per hour x 1000 hours = $13,110.00
Estimated savings for your company with a FEL-TECH 8 Stage Series Hammer<
You receive a larger foot pound hammer
Savings on initial hammer purchase $ 3,306.00
1000 hour operating cost savings $13,110.00
Estimated rebuild cost savings $10,300.00
Total savings FEL-TECH verses Brand “A” = $ 20,104.00
* Based on 1,000 hrs use
United States Based - FEL-TECH Hammer Division is based in Worcester, Massachusetts. New hammers are always readily available and wear parts are on the shelf. Your local FEL-TECH Dealer, FEL-TECH Rebuild Centers and the FEL-TECH Customer Support Team are always ready and willing to listen and to help you.
Authorized Rebuild Centers - By now, you have heard about the FEL-TECH Hammer Rebuild Centers that are commitment to the owners of all FEL-TECH Hammers. This is why most contractors will buy a second, a third, and in many cases several FEL-TECH hammers for their fleet of carriers. Your authorized FEL-TECH Hammer Dealer considers you a part of their team, and clearly understands that you must be operational because you have committed to your customer and, like us, your word is your reputation. Commitment, understanding and quality rebuilding is what the FEL-TECH rebuilding teams are all about.
Company Name – FEL-TECH Hammer Division offers your company name or color on many sizes in our product line. Ask your FEL-TECH Representative for more information.
Online Product Information – FEL-TECH Hammer Division understands that many contractors employ their own mechanics that are highly qualified in rebuilding a wide range of equipment. At FEL-TECH, we always offer solutions to your needs. FEL-TECH Hammer Division offers all service and product support data to their customers so that our customers can maintain and service their FEL-TECH Hydraulic Hammers “in house” if they so choose. FEL-TECH Hammer Division will always support your technical staff in every way possible when you elect to perform your own maintenance and service. Shipping and Delivery of your order is our top priority.
Online Sales and Service Support - Time is money. Your requirements are a must for us. Your operators and customers are very important to you. At FEL-TECH Hammer Division, we truly understand this. We have made it possible for you to contact us after hours and receive online support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your hydraulic hammer. FEL-TECH Hammer Division is committed to our customers before the sale, during the sale and after the sale. This is just one more reason to own a new FEL-TECH Hydraulic Hammer today. Hammers are not a “sideline” to us. Building, selling, and servicing hydraulic hammers is all we do. This is also why FEL-TECH Hammer Division owns the largest hydraulic hammer wear parts storage facility on the in the world.
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Patented FEL-TECH Bracket Design - When FEL-TECH set out to design and manufacture their high quality severe duty hydraulic hammers, we realized that the hydraulic hammer brackets were always a problem in the industry. When a contractor sold their old machine and purchased a replacement machine, Many times the new replacement carrier was from a different manufacturer. This meant a new bracket was needed for their hydraulic hammer in many cases. FEL-TECH Hammer Division has solved this problem. At FEL-TECH Hammer Division you can simply change your side bracket bushings (and sometimes the pins) and you can still use your FEL-TECH hammer bracket. This means a savings of up to $4000.00 on the larger carrier hydraulic hammer. With innovation through design, FEL-TECH Hydraulic Hammers are manufactured for use by all contractors, all carriers and all applications.
Adjustable Blows per Min. - At FEL-TECH Hammer Division your ease of operation is always a factor when we design our hydraulic hammers. Normally, on most breakers, you would only have a specific impact rate that you would adjust on your carrier and use consistently on all your demolition projects. This could mean that you are:
- BREAKING LESS TONS PER HOUR
- USING MORE FUEL PER HOUR
- CAUSING MORE MACHINE WEAR
- ABSORBING HIGHER MACHINE OPERATOR COST PER DAY
- CREATING MORE TOOL WEAR
- PROLONGING YOUR SCHEDUAL
- INCREASING YOUR FUTURE REBUILD COST
At FEL-TECH Hammer Division we have the variable speed adjuster. You can simply reduce or increase your speed per minute (SPM) depending on your specific requirements and needs. This design will prolong the life of your new FEL-TECH FT 8 Stage Series Hydraulic Hammer when used as the manufacturer requires. After all, why use the same blows per minute on concrete when your are breaking granite.
Pre-set your new FEL-TECH hammer for breaking:
1. Igneous: these are rocks that solidified directly from molten silicates, which geologists call magma. Examples are: granite, basalt, pumice and flint (which are a form of quartz).
2. Sedimentary: these are formed when igneous rocks are eroded as sediment under the sea. Fossils are often found in this layer. Examples are limestone, chalk, sandstone.
3. Metamorphic: these are made up of igneous and sedimentary rocks of all ages which have been subjected to intense pressure. Examples are: slate, marble, quartzite.
4. Concrete and Asphalt: Flexural Strength, Compressive strength, Cylinder compressive strength, Roller compacted concrete, Asphalt Concrete, Tarmac, Foundations and footings, Bridge Structures, Sidewalk and Driveway
The problems with Hydraulic Hammers, in general, are all related to product quality, cost, proper use and efficiency.
The FEL-TECH team has the hydraulic hammer for the contractors in the Continental United States, Canada and throughout the world that has a sound factory commitment, structural reliability, design innovations, unmatched severe duty use and good old fashion dependability time after time with a low cost per use hour and very high oil flows.
The FEL-TECH Hydraulic Hammer Package includes:
A New Heavy Duty Hydraulic Hammer
A New heavy Duty Mounting Bracket
New Pins and Bushings
A New Moil Point or Chisel
Two New Hoses
A New Charging Kit
A 3 Yr Warranty*
Full Customer Support
24 Hr Online Parts Ordering System
24 Hr Online Parts Breakdown Information
Absolute Customer Care during the Sale and After the Sale