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Caterpillar debuts hammers for large excavators

By |  December 20, 2021
The new Cat H190 S and H215 S Performance Series mammers are built for high production on large excavators, delivering consistent breaking power. Photo: Caterpillar

The new Cat H190 S and H215 S Performance Series hammers are built for high production on large excavators, delivering consistent breaking power. Photo: Caterpillar

The new H190 S and H215 S Performance Series hammers deliver consistent breaking power, according to Caterpillar. 

Cat says the hammers’ efficient operation cycle results in less waste from internal heat and more power delivered to the tool. With piston and tool matched in diameter and mass, the new hammers offer increased power transmission frequency. Operators can switch power mode from high frequency/low power to low frequency/high power, giving the ability to fine tune power to the material being broken.

While powerful, Cat says the H190 S and H215 S hammers lead in operator comfort and machine protection with their buffering material that dampens vibration feedback to the carrier. Automatic shutoff that prevents blank firing and hammer damage can be temporarily turned off for horizontal and overhead operation in tunneling and mining applications. The flexible hammers can be configured for joystick or pedal control, Cat adds, to suit an operator’s preference when working in quarry, demolition and general construction applications.

The H190 S hammer is sized for operation on Cat 349 through 374 models, while the larger H215 S is designed for the Cat 374 and 395. 

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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