3 Features to Look Out for when Buying a Jackhammer Trolley

30 April 2019
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog

When removing floor tiles, vinyl and cork from either concrete or wooden surfaces, the process can become pretty daunting. It is especially the case if you do not have the right equipment. If a floor surface area is small, then you could get away with a few workers using chisels and mallets to peel off the tiles or cork. However, if you are working on a large surface area, then you need specific tools to get the job done. For these kinds of projects, a jackhammer trolley comes in handy, but you must ensure that you get the right equipment. This article highlights features you should look out for in a quality jackhammer trolley.

Large Footplate 

The main reason why a jackhammer trolley is the preferred choice for removal of tiles is the pneumatic force the tool produces during operation. The force guarantees an easy time for operators, regardless of how tough the tiles are stuck to the floor. However, if you are going to get the most out of a jackhammer trolley, it is critical to look beyond the pneumatic forces. Therefore, examine the options you have and confirm whether the devices are equipped with a large foot plate. The footplate on the trolley allows an operator to apply forward pressure, thereby providing extra leverage. The additional force achieves two things: first, it improves the speed of demolition, and second, it enables an operator to remove the most stubborn tiles with relative ease.

Multi-Angle Trolley Adjustments 

Removing tiles, vinyl or cork from the floor requires an effective angle of attack. For instance, difficult-to-remove tiles need an operator to adjust the trolley to achieve an almost horizontal orientation. In this position, the blade will be close to the ground, which increases the chances of removing stubborn tiles. You can also decrease the angle of attack during operation for less stubborn tiles. However, the fact that you can adjust a jackhammer trolley doesn't make it appropriate for the task at hand. It is because some jackhammer trolleys have only two or three adjustment positions that are not enough for most demolition jobs. Therefore, make sure that you choose a jackhammer trolley with multiple adjustable positions — at least six positions are ideal.

Secondary Anti-vibration System

As mentioned earlier, jackhammers work on a pneumatic mechanism, and this explains the vibrations that are felt from the equipment. Most people concentrate on the primary anti-vibration system when making a purchase. The central anti-vibration system dampens most of the vibration thanks to the counterbalance system. Unfortunately, most buyers forget about the secondary anti-vibration system on the machine which also plays an integral role in preventing the effects of excess vibrations. Therefore, as you shop for a jackhammer trolley, examine the handles for anti-vibration capabilities. You want to make sure that the handles are padded and independent of the primary anti-vibration system.