Operator reaffirms faith in breaker

WA Limestone is a family-owned company that has been operating for more than 40 years. With a strong emphasis on customer service and satisfaction, it is now one of the largest suppliers of granite armour stone, magnetite, quarry and construction aggregates, road construction materials and marine infrastructure in Western Australia.

As part of its ongoing growth, the company has expanded its fleet of Rammer hammers with the purchase of a new Rammer 4099 through local dealer Total Rockbreaking Solutions.

The purchase of the 2800kg hammer is the latest step in a relationship that stretches back to 2000, when the company bought its first Rammer hammer: a 3800kg G100 model.

WA Limestone director Steve Della Bona bought the first Rammer G100 hammer for use at a hard rock quarry in Byford that supplies all types of granite products. After 11 years of reliable service in this demanding application, the Rammer G100 was replaced by a Rammer 4099 breaker in 2011.

In the past few years WA Limestone has expanded its operations, with two hard rock quarries being established in WA. Due to the increased demand for specialised rock, another Rammer 4099 was acquired for the Karratha quarry in December 2013.

“I chose Rammer for its reliability, durability and proven record in the Byford quarry,” Della Bona said. “Other brands were considered but, due to the remote operation, the Rammer sealed accumulator system is far more reliable than the piston accumulator that is offered by competing breakers, which need more frequent maintenance due to charging of the gas system.

“For more than 10 years, Rammer hammers have been one of our most trusted attachment tools, delivering excellent reliability in harsh conditions.”

Source: Sandvik Construction

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