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Operators in the construction and rental industries often have a wide range of tools to choose from, which can make identifying the right one for each task a challenge. Check out below four examples that will help you determine if handheld hydraulic tools are the correct choice for the job.
You should consider a handheld hydraulic tool if you require:
Handheld hydraulic tools have the highest power to weight ratio and can be powered by a compact power pack, which is easy to transport. That is why a variety of hydraulic tools, such as breakers, cut-off saws, post drivers, post pullers, core drills, and pick hammers are popular across applications, including road maintenance, building renovations, and sewage management. As they are compact and quiet, they are perfect for working in areas with high traffic flow or city centers, with strict noise restrictions.
Handheld hydraulic tools are powered with a compact power pack, which can be transported in the back of a van, enabling a quick and easy to set up. What is more, one power pack can be used with multiple different tools, making it easy to switch between tasks. This makes hydraulic tools versatile and ideal for emergency jobs that require a quick response. Furthermore, the small footprint and easy maneuverability mean that they are easy to use, even in applications where space is limited or areas that are difficult to access. They are also very flexible. For example, Chicago Pneumatic’s latest hydraulic breakers can even be used under water with just minor modifications.
Hydraulic tools offer a wealth of benefits when it comes to safety. First, they have the best power to weight ratio, enabling operators to access maximum power with minimal strain on their hands. This helps reduce the risk of the debilitating Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Finally, they can be safely used in harsh environmental conditions: as no electric power source is required, there is no risk of an electric shock even in damp weather. While they are best suited for short-term intermittent use, combined with a full fuel tank, they can be used for up to four hours at a time.
Handheld hydraulic tools bring unrivaled versatility to construction tasks, combining the benefits of high power and low cost with a host of other features that make them suitable for a wide range of construction tasks. Find out more about how Chicago Pneumatic's handheld hydraulic tools can optimize your performance.