First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Pictured from left: Pekka Pohjoismäki, of Rambooms; Sibusiso Nkosi, of Gold Fields, South Deep mine; Hydraulic Hammers' Jaco Claassens; Kaj Koskela from Sandvik Breakers, and Tomi Veijalainen from MRB Holding
Globally renowned Finnish hydraulic hammer brand Rammer
is celebrating its 40th birthday in 2018 with a series of celebratory events.
The growth, success and popularity of the Rammer brand, which is part of Sandvik, has been built upon a foundation of innovation. The brand has continued to enhance its position among the world’s leading hydraulic hammer names; adding a comprehensive range of demolition attachments to its equipment line-up.
Innovations from Rammer brought to the global hydraulic hammer market over the last four decades include constant blow energy, idle blow protection, attachment-mounted dust suppression, automatic lubrication, and remote hammer monitoring and management.
Manufactured by Sandvik-owned boom manufacturer Rambooms, Rammer-branded pedestal-mounted breaker booms are also hugely popular with quarrying and mining customers.
As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations, Sandvik held an event in Lahti, Finland, on Thursday 1 March 2018 to hand over the 3,000th Rammer-branded pedestal-mounted breaker boom to milestone buyer, Gold Fields. The company will use the (M-series M550) breaker boom with a BR2577 hammer at its huge South Deep gold mine operation in South Africa. Jaco Claassens, a representative of Rammer’s South-African dealer, Hydraulic Hammers, performed the landmark handover to Sibusiso Nkosi, of Gold Fields’ South Deep.
“We already have four Rammer M-series breaker boom systems running in our mine, all operating with BR2577 hammers. This milestone boom is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2018”, said Nkosi.
The Rammer breaker boom M550 with hydraulic hammer BR2577 has been built to take heavy loads in quarry and mining applications. The breaker boom weighs 6.4tonnes and offers a maximum reach of 7.9 metres.