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What To Look For In A Pecker


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#1 Triassic

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 07:53 PM

The trial pits have revealed fractured karst limestone, it looks like some of this will have to be peckered out. Can anyone suggest what to look out for in a second hand pecker?

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 08:19 PM

do you mean a hand held or machine mounted pecker?

Edited by ConstructionChannel, 15 March 2016 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2016 - 08:49 PM

Machine mounted for a 3 tonne Volvo digger.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 08:51 PM

Is it your machine? is it piped for attachments? and how many hours do you expect to use it for?

Peckers ruin machines fast! Its usually better to hire in a machine with it on if you plan to do any decent amount of hours on it. :(

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 08:56 PM

+1 to the above don't use your own digger. All the vibrating destroys all the seals in every joint in the boom. It's the worst thing you can do to a digger esp if it's your own.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 08:57 PM

It's my machine and its piped for attachments. Not sure how long the peckering will take. I was looking to do the work myself to keep costs down, hence the question.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 09:04 PM

you say keep costs down. how much is it to hire a machine with a pecker up your way for a week? and how much is a second hand pecker? (sell it afterwards.......) + potential repairs.. :(

but if you were in the market for a pecker i would take the length of shaft into serious consideration, not just for wear length but because it will get more places.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:42 PM

The bigger, the better?

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:44 PM

we don't have to do this......

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 06:50 AM

If I went hand held, what would you recommend?

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 08:04 AM

View PostConstructionChannel, on 15 March 2016 - 10:44 PM, said:

we don't have to do this......

.......oh yes we do :D

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 09:13 AM

View PostTriassic, on 16 March 2016 - 06:50 AM, said:

If I went hand held, what would you recommend?

Depends if you are going to lift the machine atall. If not get the biggest jack hammer you can find an let the weight help. If you do need to lift it. I quite like the Bosch gsh 11 ( I think) heavy enough to work but light enough to use for a few hours.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:20 PM

Air, hydraulic or electric hand held?

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:26 PM

I would hire a hydraulic breaker with 3m long hoses and connect it into your digger.
Most powerful is pneumatic but then you need to hire a compressor so not cheap.
Whatever one you pick make sure your phone isn't in your pocket. They don't like the shaking at all. I have went through a couple this way.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 05:27 PM

for Big jack hammers you really can't beat pneumatic but you will need a decent sized compressor to run them, hand held got to be electric because i found them so much lighter.

https://www.howetool...FtBEaAgxZ8P8HAQ
this is what we usually hire for smaller jobs or anything not below your feet, Im sure a cheaper brand would still do the job but this is whats available from the local BM

Just for clarity when i say jack hammer i mean something like this
http://rent-all.com/...ckhammer-60-sl/

also not a bad machine. but heavy as hell

Edited by ConstructionChannel, 16 March 2016 - 05:35 PM.