HydroRam HK45 Hydraulic Hammer with Skid Steer/Mini Combo Bracket
RJB Hydraulic Hammers has introduced the HK45, a dual-function bracket that works with both a skid steer and mini excavator, allowing rental yards and dealers to offer customers a single hammer with both types of machines. Having the ability to instantly exchange brackets to meet customers’ specific needs allows rental yards and dealers greater flexibility in their hydraulic hammer offerings.
The choice to create a combo bracket for the HK45 was based on feedback from rental yards that already carry HydroRam hydraulic hammers. The HK45 is a 1,000-lbf (1,356 Nm) impact class hydraulic hammer, designed to work with most skid steers, small loader backhoes, and medium-sized mini-excavators. This particular model is a solid, versatile hydraulic hammer that makes easy work of larger concrete jobs. This tough model has been very popular model, especially since it comes with a nearly 3-in (76.2 mm) tool diameter.
While the price of the Combo bracket is more than buying a skid steer plate and top bracket separately, the cost savings become apparent with the labor savings over time. Switching out a skid steer plate for a top bracket and pins can be a time-consuming effort. With the skid steer/mini-excavator combo bracket the operator can simply detach the skid steer plate by pulling out the pin set in less than five minutes. Reinstalling the skid steer plate is just as easy as when it was taken off. Customers who have a solo bracket and wish to upgrade can simply purchase the combo bracket and utilize their existing pin set for their mini excavator. Just like a universal top bracket, the combo bracket will align to most min-excavators. The hole pattern on the top bracket portion of the combo bracket allows for a large combination of pin sets to use with this configuration.