It is a trend that has already manifested itself in the US and Europe, says the company, which has more than 90 locations across Australia. A hydraulic power pack with a 25kg hammer provides as much power as a 90lb (40kg) air breaker.
What is more, it is lighter and easier to use, resulting in less fatigue for the operator. Instead of towing a heavy air compressor, the 65kg power pack can be transported in a ute or van, and moved around easily on site.
Builder Steve Howells hired a hydraulic power pack from Kennards Rozelle to break up a tile-covered, 125mm (5 inch) thick concrete slab.
“We were renovating an old house in the inner-city, and would have had trouble parking a compressor,” he said. “It also would have been noisier for neighbours.
“The hydraulic unit worked out great. The power pack is lightweight and easy to move around, and really powered through the job.”