Rock breakers are a staple for demolishing large layers of hard rock and materials. Their compact design allows for quick and efficient rock breaking against challenging surface areas. Rock breakers have several hammer options for the most specialized work and perform with speed and reliability.

Depending on your unique need and the demands of your next project, you will need to be matched with the right type of rock breaker equipment. Different types of rock breakers offer their unique set of benefits and drawbacks, making selecting the proper type of equipment essential. Our team of experts can help you find the rock breaker equipment that will help you get your next project completed on budget and efficiently.

What Is A Rock Breaker?

A rock breaker, sometimes called a “hammer”, is a piece of heavy equipment where a piston hammer hits the surface of hard materials such as concrete, asphalt, or stone. Hammers are designed for the first, or primary stage of the crushing of hard, brittle materials like rock, ore, slag, and refractories. Hammers are often used for mining and construction projects that require a fine mix of aggregates.

Hydraulic rock breakers are often used as the first step in the reduction process because they can handle the breaking of larger rocks easier than most other types of machines.  They break down difficult materials with ease. Hydraulic rock breakers are compact in design which makes them a great choice for busy project sites and tight areas in more urban or city areas. The piston is aimed at the center of a large rock and a series of changing oil pressures moves the hammer up and down to break materials.

Rock breakers are commonly used to break large pieces of concrete or settled rock materials for building on construction sites.

How To Choose The Right Rock Breaker

It is important to consider the type of material to be crushed, when choosing the right rock breaker for your operation in addition to the size of the feed and product, and the type of crusher.

The rock breaker needs to be large enough to handle the amount of material you will be processing. There are two main categories for the rock breaker:  a chisel hammer and a blunt hammer.  Additional specifications may be required. Some rock breakers will also have a spade or shovel like attachment to move crushed materials off the work site.

Contact The Rock Breaker Experts At NorX

If you need to find a rock breaker/hammer for your next project, our team of rock breaker experts here at NorX can match you with the perfect equipment. At NorX, we offer hydraulic rock breakers for rent and sale so you can invest in the equipment that best suits the needs of your operation. For more information, reach out to our team today at 770.338.0111.

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