Bruce Meyer (Roads and Bridge Supervisor) for Cardinia Shire Council
Project - The photos below illustrate a pot-hole repair that Council say would
typically take 20 minutes to prepare the bitumen. The Council completed these
works in less than 5 minutes when using the Hand Operated Jackhammer.
Product - Hand Operated Jackhammer
Why did you originally choose to trial the Callander Hand Operated Jackhammer?
I first saw the Hand Operated Jackhammer on the internet and thought it was a good alternative to a standard jack hammer on smaller type works when you wanted to minimise setup time.
For what purpose and application is the Hand Operated Jackhammer being used?
We use the Hand Operated Jackhammer for maintenance including roadside defects and edge cracks.
What makes the Hand Operated Jackhammer easier to use than its alternatives?
The Hand Operated Jackhammer has a comfortable handle that fits snugly inside the hand which allows greater impact and minimises the jarring and shock experienced with a crow bar and jack hammer.
When smashing concrete/bitumen how does a Hand Operated Jackhammer compare to a crowbar?
The chisel point can be accurately positioned before the impact blow is delivered which ensures a precision finish.
How has the Hand Operated Jackhammer saved your crew time on site?
The Hand Operated Jackhammer reduces setup times. A conventional jack hammer requires the setting up of a power source and traffic management. Also increased accuracy means the crew can smash through the concrete/bitumen much quicker with less effort and stress on the body. It used to take our crew around 20 minutes to repair a standard sized pothole using a crow bar. We’re finding that the Hand Operated Jackhammer is only taking 5 minutes to complete the same sized job.
Would you agree that the Hand Operated Jackhammer delivers up to 10 times the impact of an ordinary crow bar?
Would you recommend the Hand Operated Jackhammer to other Councils and anyone who uses a crowbar or conventional jack hammer?