WORK in remote sites or hard to access places is not always easy and may require the use of special tools.
One such tool, which makes this work easier, is the Vessel petrol engine impact wrench.
Now available from Parklands Power Products , this tool is ideal for areas where mains power is unavailable or where the use of generators or cumbersome pneumatics is not practical.
Powered by a Tanaka PureFire 47 cc engine, capable of 2.5hp (1.86kW) of power, the Vessel has a standard one inch (25.4mm) drive.
The unit easily handles a 32mm diameter bolt and has a fastening torque range of 550 to 1030N. Vessel’s two-speed feature has easy push button operation, to adjust the throttle to 1030N at full throttle and around 800N at half throttle.
Well-balanced, the Vessel has a front and back handle to allow for all position use. Compact and easily transportable, it weighs only 18kg (dry weight).
A safety clutch allows easy engagement and disengagement. An emergency on/off switch provides the operator with extra protection.
According to Neville Zacka, Parklands’ managing director, Vessel is a handy tool for such applications as removing wheels on large equipment, opening valves at dams, mines or refineries, tightening and loosening nuts and bolts at mine sites, oil, water and gas pipelines, bridge building, general construction, and railroads.
The Vessel is also suitable for emergency use, such as natural disasters where power is unavailable.