Rock Busting Did Not Go Well

13 Sht 2020
170 698 Shikime


  • Everyone telling Chris the end of the hammer don’t have a point on the tip!!! What the hell??? He isn’t blind!!! When his buddy showed up he right away said he hoped it wasn’t the type of stone it has turned out to be. That stone is unable to be chiseled. His buddy said due to the fine powder that develops when chiseled it is obvious the stone is extremely dense and therefore extremely hard. Even later when Chris was chiseling the sandstone, his buddy grabbed a piece and showed how porous it was meaning it was not dense and not soft. So many comments made as if people really know what they are talking about,,,,,,, it is ridiculous. I’m going with what the guy that has blasting experience and you can see the proof that he actually knows what he is talking about. If you think of the simple physics of the matter, the amount of pressure needed to crush those boulders into such extremely dense material is almost unimaginable, kinda like what it takes to make diamonds. The amount of pressure to make the sandstone barely exists, kinda like making a sponge,,,,,,, hard,,,,,,,,soft,,,,,,, blast,,,,, chisel. Chris, sometimes I fully understand why you get frustrated and have to show people why a cement pump won’t work for moving pond mud, why a wheeled loader is not any good where you need tracks. The more time passes, people just don’t have any common sense anymore. You should just know these things instinctively, but they have no clue. Something to be said for being raised in the country. Thanks for the video!! Fun learning new things. Now me personally, I would have got a masonry saw with a big ass blade and just cut the boulder in half!! They make those with qw foot diameter blades don’t they?? Orrr I would dig a big hole beside the rock to bury the rock in!!! Even though there’s nothing that will roll that rock and the other rocks on and around it,,,,, or how would you deal with the pile of boulders the ones at the surface are sitting on,,,,,,,, hahaha. I look forward to seeing it blasted, if you are free the day they do it!!! Stay safe out there, Eh!

    69 Bronco Guy again!!69 Bronco Guy again!!Muaj më parë
    • U can see the right hose jumping, thats not right! We hammer that blue hard Rock that chips off in pieces, when the hammer lose its charge, it'll just sit there and do nothing

      KwmikeKwmike23 ditë më parë
    • The charge inside the hammer is depleted. A hammer will break any rock

      KwmikeKwmike23 ditë më parë
    • @michael mullins Chris is a master digger, not a master in stone breaking

      DubiousDubious24 ditë më parë
    • All these wall of text and you're wrong.. the tip was blunt.. get a new tip or sharpen it and it will tear through these rocks

      DubiousDubious24 ditë më parë
    • Demolition Dave has just uploaded a cracking video, that is way more dramatic than most blasting videos, but he also shows a rock hammer that also has no point or chisel. This an outstanding video, and then some:

      Trevor DennisTrevor DennisMuaj më parë
  • I've never seen a pecker with a flat head on it its normally a pointed head in the uk

    William McCreadieWilliam McCreadie5 ditë më parë
  • First thing I thought before watching your video all the way through was it didn't sound right flow rate low nitrogen in Hammer low I'll have to watch the rest of the video can't believe that size of hammer wouldn't break sandstone I would have to be like Diamond Sands stone

    Ets SmithEts Smith8 ditë më parë
  • That hammer just sucks! No matter if it's super rock or not. I haul concrete to a site that had to jack hammer through the riverbed it was solid rock for at least 6-8 feet deep and better than 20 feet across. I waited for 4 hours to unload my load because they broke every tooth off of the machine and got a rock bucket that did nothing but clear hammer rubble. Then sometimes you just have to punt.

    bradh74bradh749 ditë më parë
  • "The lord works in mysterious ways" clint eastwood's line in pale rider when richard kiel broke that boulder in half with one swing of a sledgehammer.

    MrDejastMrDejast12 ditë më parë
  • just stumbled on this video, big enough?

    watchthe1369watchthe136912 ditë më parë
  • Different bits for different rocks and different applications. People dont split wood with a flat cylinder of metal. This application would be better served with a chisel tip. Like the old man splitting giant obelisks with nothing but a 10 pound sledge and some steel wedges. Then attack the weaker points of the stone. The flat bottomed bit is for pummeling smaller pieces into dust which it did well on that smaller stone in the bottom. But yea why rattle your brain all day chiseling and pummeling when blasting is happening later anyway. Basically brute force attack on a huge rock is less plausible compared to a piercing attack against edges and seams and natural veins in the rock. Concentrate the force into a smaller area like the point on a spike bit on hard hard rock, or if its softer the edge on a spade tip or if its real soft brute force attack even on a large boulder or rock face. And the machine did seem kinda nutless but put a spike bit on it and it would have done some damage. But again why cause DYNAMITE lol. Or ever explosive they used. Tannerite or c4 or tnt lol! hell i dont know.

    Jeddidiah MalachaiJeddidiah Malachai13 ditë më parë
  • You need a hammer and chisel... oh wait.

    Probably Not my nameProbably Not my name13 ditë më parë
  • grease on the pick is really important,try not to break boulders on dirt it will soften the impact of the breaker.the dust under the pick acts like a cushion move the pick around can run the pick at 45 dergree angle to the pockets you have created and trim it down like that.breaking in the ground is always so random sometimes easy sometimes not,just like tree stumps.

    justhemus99justhemus9914 ditë më parë
  • You don’t need a pointed tip, I’ve broken 1000’s of rocks twice as big on my farm. The blunt point can be better on large field stone. What Chris is doing wrong is keeping it in one can overheat the hammer that way. There is a method which requires going around the rock tapping on different sections to find the weak spot or crack. Every bolder and rock has a weak spot and when you break it in half, the two halves develop weak spots also.

    zfilmmakerzfilmmaker14 ditë më parë
  • Lol chris's pecker was weak in this video.

    Pooties MahGootiesPooties MahGooties20 ditë më parë
  • Now, this is how it should work. Not that crap you rented.

    Robert w SRobert w S23 ditë më parë
  • That rental is a huge waste of time and money

    Robert w SRobert w S23 ditë më parë
  • The charge in hammer is depleted, it has no power behind it, Went thru this when my hammer needed to be rebuilt

    KwmikeKwmike23 ditë më parë
  • 3 letters: TNT, it dynamite!

    MilkMan81MilkMan8123 ditë më parë
  • Chopping wood on wet dirt bro, a fools errand...

    MilkMan81MilkMan8123 ditë më parë
  • Could have broken up this stone with a handheld hammer and sharp chisel

    DubiousDubious24 ditë më parë
  • Hard rock no problems with hammer go’s to dust go home boy !! Do it ever day a fleet of 6 cat hammer the best bult bit was right bit for job

    B CaperB Caper28 ditë më parë
  • Drill and blast

    wendell iviewendell ivie29 ditë më parë
  • What excavator do you prefer if money was no object ?

    Joe DirtJoe DirtMuaj më parë
  • Lazy truck driver. Did not want to spend the time to detach his trailer. So, he drove the excavator off the side. And in the process damaged his trailer.

    moarlullz1moarlullz1Muaj më parë
  • Get a point on that bite and let it eat

    Andrew KandelAndrew KandelMuaj më parë
  • That hammer isn't hitting hard at all. Either flow rates aren't set right or the accumulator is bad I would think. I've gone through hard Limestone with those hammers before. It shouldn't be struggling with that stone

    Diesel and IronDiesel and IronMuaj më parë
  • Notice how the hammer is not on a "premium" brand excavator. They are what I like to call, equipment killers.

    JT ThomassonJT ThomassonMuaj më parë
  • The bit was not sharp enough and you had it beating vertically not at a .45 degree angle

    Jeremiah EddyJeremiah EddyMuaj më parë
  • Why don't you use a tilt-rotor on the end of your stick? Makes grading much easier in my experience and alot of other functions as well.

    ProfessorProfessorMuaj më parë
  • Your problem is the 'blunt" end of the hammer - it should be pointed like a bit so it would pentrate.

    Earl HuntEarl HuntMuaj më parë
  • When splitting rock, if it doesn’t split on one side hit it from the other. It’s a matter of finding the week spot.

    Dennis ConlonDennis ConlonMuaj më parë
  • Looks like a gas problem with the hammer:

    knasknasMuaj më parë
  • They'll need dirt to cover for shots when they drill and shoot. That rock will have that Kobelco "Swingin' like a Wet Noodle" in a few thousand hours.

    Christopher PalmerChristopher PalmerMuaj më parë
  • Dull tips the best. Sharp not as effective, chips flying , pry more. Gets stuck. They're 3- $5,000 per "Bull Prick" if you pry and break. Sounds like valve isn't all the way open on hammer. Grease it. Make that first penetration deep as possible. It shatters. Hammer tired?

    Christopher PalmerChristopher PalmerMuaj më parë
  • I don't really know what everyone is getting excited about tbh, its really quite simple... if there was a good point on that breaker and it was used properly, the rock would break! But putting a flat end chisel in the middle of a massive rock won't do shit!! You'll be there for weeks!! Obviously blasting is the quickest option, but if you don't have that option, nibbling bits off at a time with a pointed chisel will work! And before all the stupid comments start coming... yes! I do know what I'm talking about, been driving a 360 for 25 years!

    Richard HaywoodRichard HaywoodMuaj më parë
  • That hammer doesn't sound right. It's not hitting that hard

    R.j. BrownR.j. BrownMuaj më parë
  • What about that expansive goop you put down a drill hole?

    KarasCyborgKarasCyborgMuaj më parë
  • That tip is more of a concrete demo tip the wedge one is the one you need and the hammer sounds wore out. Have broken larger harder rocks with a smaller machine. Been around blasting and rock hammers for 20+ years . With the proper tip and fresh hammer that should have cracked them like an egg.

    doug jonesdoug jonesMuaj më parë
  • Micro blasting or Dexpan. Two excellent options. If i can dig 45 feet deep and 75 feet into a cave, you can easily get that rock out.

    Evan RobinsonEvan RobinsonMuaj më parë
  • as my buddy used to say, ' that shit is harder than woodpeckers lips"

    Roger WeaverRoger WeaverMuaj më parë
  • 3 years later

    idomatter nonyaidomatter nonyaMuaj më parë
  • Then its time to go watch "Demolition Dave Drilling and Blasting" on how to remove rocks.

    dj videosdj videosMuaj më parë
  • Nothin’s ever easy.

    jeffmack57jeffmack57Muaj më parë
  • Sandstone my butt. That's granite.

    fire surferfire surferMuaj më parë
  • Need a pointed tip

    Dwayne LambertDwayne LambertMuaj më parë
  • The hammers we have a work takes nitrogen it could be low on charge

    Travis MillerTravis MillerMuaj më parë
  • That Excavator Breaker Attachment tip is just way to flat. It should have a point about 1-2" and not like 5" flat.

    LSE LLC (Lumanet Solar Energy LLC)LSE LLC (Lumanet Solar Energy LLC)Muaj më parë
  • Only see one of the hydraulic hoses moving. It’s it set up for the thumb? Shouldn’t it be set up for return flow?

    David ParkerDavid ParkerMuaj më parë
  • In my area a company owns a massive 8 ton hammer, capable of 12,000+ joule, plus many 6 tonner. They mount the bigger one on a liebherr 974 to break rocks. But they use either a vydia sphere tip or a sharp tip. That thang is good for cracking concrete!!

    ziobrikziobrikMuaj më parë
  • Limestones this dense require blasting, anything else unless just picking up and removing is wearing on man and machine.

    Rick PoundRick PoundMuaj më parë
  • Never heard of roseville rock. I googled it and found nothing. Anyone know of another name for it?

    Wildey's HereWildey's HereMuaj më parë
  • i seen other big rocks like this do with winches plits it middle so make it ezer all that hard to do its fairly inexpinsive.same thing like cuting pices wood with ax same thiory.

    Steven FadrowskiSteven FadrowskiMuaj më parë
  • I think you need a new Drill Bit.

    Big Dog Country MusicBig Dog Country MusicMuaj më parë
  • Looks like to me you need to throttle the machine up being in the rental business for 16 years or flow is not right and a point wouldn't hurt either

    Sam KerseySam KerseyMuaj më parë
  • Who hide those big rocks under that sand stone ? now the question ...when are you going to blast this ROCK?

    JohnJohnMuaj më parë
  • Too small hammer

    TheVabis480TheVabis480Muaj më parë
  • There’s only so man square feet in a facility. So if there’s an object in a way it’s just Gotta be taken out. Be safe out there. 👍☕️🍀

    David BrickeyDavid BrickeyMuaj më parë
  • Oh Man: It is much easier to split rocks with a sharp chisel than with a blunt one! ;)

    Peter M. WernerPeter M. WernerMuaj më parë
  • Well the one problem with that hammer is the tip, trying to break rock with a flat face rod.. is not going to happen so easy. Most tips are rounded or at a point.

    HSP tuningHSP tuningMuaj më parë
  • That hammer needs a New bit. Or needs to be sharpened. Sounds like the flow rate is not making is go fast ENOUGH

    wrangler Davewrangler DaveMuaj më parë
  • whys the end not not a equipment expert but its not supposed to be that difficult

    top haulertop haulerMuaj më parë
  • by the looks of things the hammer bar does not have a splitting point. its just looks flat to me

    Erick Taylor-WebbErick Taylor-WebbMuaj më parë
  • Just not mean enough for the rock you got

    PiledriverPiledriverMuaj më parë
  • man hard rocks like that need a pointed hammer i spent today using a rock hammer on blue stone and having a flat end wouldn't work bu when we changed to the point it worked

    harley propstingharley propstingMuaj më parë
  • You needed a pointed/wedge bit on that hammer. It would have cracked that rock in 1 minute.

    The Man from Epsilon CrucisThe Man from Epsilon CrucisMuaj më parë
  • Yes that was tough rock

    MCCN Outdoor maintenance, LLC Carlus C.MCCN Outdoor maintenance, LLC Carlus C.Muaj më parë
  • if you had a 336 with a 10k breaker you may have got some of it however i could break it with a 60 pound air hammer if you know a few tricks blasting is way more effective i have been in the rock breaking biz for a while and basically fallow behind the rental breakers and finfish the job

    chris claxtonchris claxtonMuaj më parë
  • I've lived on Table Rock lake of the past twenty years. They don't call it for Table Rock for nothing. I've seen a lot of rock blasted, a lot hammered, a lot blown up. True, I'm no expert, but, no one around here use a blunt tip.

    Jimmie PendergraftJimmie PendergraftMuaj më parë
  • Glacial rock is just super hard. Try upping the amplitude and reducing the frequency of the blows. Also, creating a fracture line like your buddy suggested should do. For that hard of a rock I'd also switch out that tip to more of a wedge.

    Nicholas GagliardoNicholas GagliardoMuaj më parë
  • Shouldn’t the jack hammer have a kind of point on it ?

    James LathropJames LathropMuaj më parë
  • Breaker needs re gassing.

    James HealyJames HealyMuaj më parë
  • Who eats the cost for renting the hammer? Is it like a change order to the customer due to not being able to dig the rock out?

    George KingGeorge KingMuaj më parë
  • I would think that bit was for use on brickwork, you need a chisel pointed bit for stone. Either that or you still got the transport lock in place.

    Hi ScifiHi ScifiMuaj më parë
  • I have done a lot of hammering up her in B.C Canada where we have mostly rock, and that hammer was not hitting hard. I would say it sounded like it is low on nitrogen.

    Randy JacksonRandy JacksonMuaj më parë
  • Nonex.

    Desert ChildDesert ChildMuaj më parë
  • Hey Chris, those rocks don't appear to be impressed 🤔 I will be curious to see how they respond to drilling. With as close as they are to the road, they would seem like good candidates for the expanding mix they use to split big rocks. Watching some of those videos, it is incredible what that stuff will do. Guess we will wait and see.

    Jim ShoeJim ShoeMuaj më parë
  • Well-I hate to see this. I wanted to see that big rock bust open like a watermelon.

    Tmcn1899Tmcn1899Muaj më parë
  • Working a job like that right now. Brought in a rock drill and demolition crew.

    funwithguns89funwithguns89Muaj më parë
  • I bet the hydraulic flow isn't set correctly. Should be 90-120gpm

    Allan HolidayAllan HolidayMuaj më parë
  • Here comes the new channel “ let’s break it 18” LOL, I love the videos man keep them coming

    Christopher EavesChristopher EavesMuaj më parë
  • What do you do with all the dirt you haul out from projects? How’s the new pooch doing?

    Rich BissonnetteRich BissonnetteMuaj më parë
  • It would appear that the person at the rental company who is in charge of keeping the equipment in working order and ready to be leased out, either does not understand how a demolition hammer works and what kind of regular maintenance it requires or is just a lazy shade tree mechanic and is not worth his paycheck. (more than likely all three) The hammer is obviously lacking in the power that it is designed to have and that is probably due to the fact that it has not been properly serviced and maintained after each rental return. This does not speak well of the rental company itself, inasmuch, as the hired mechanic(s) they have employed are not capable of doing the job they were hired to perform.

    The ShadowThe ShadowMuaj më parë
  • Chris, that hammer is about as useful as tits on a bull. It sounds like it's on it's last breath ready to die.

    Peter AntonicPeter AntonicMuaj më parë
  • Looks like you need a chisel end and not a flat end. That hammer end looks wore out.

    Chris CarpenterChris CarpenterMuaj më parë
  • It looks like its in need of some tannerite.

    Shawn FoxShawn FoxMuaj më parë
  • Blasting next to a road is like 12 hours on the phone even with the mats .They make a chemical that you pour into drilled holes that expands and cracks it. they also make a hydraulic spliter but the problem you have is your right, density. I worked for a company in Ca. that took on rock jobs where you couldn't blast . The trick too sandstone is in the drilling a crack line it takes a lot more holes . Sandstone is the worst to work with Granite being the easiest. But a drill will fly through sandstone and you can get pretty deep with the drill bit .You cant create resistance in the rock but you can create less resistance in a directional manor. then the hammer or the chem would have made short work of it. A tip on the bit would have gotten more surface area into the rock, you could have used a spade once you had a crack line, that's how soft sandstone is. Now you know why they put rock clauses in contracts !

    215jami215jamiMuaj më parë
  • I noticed when you were taking the excavator off the low boy that when you were turned towards your job site their was a big pressure release out of the the hydrolic that is just above the actual hammer. I doubt that has anything to do with the hammer but to be honest that hammer almost seems worn out, ive seen other rock hammers run and that one just seems like its lacking in power. Before anyone shoots me down I know the stone is really dens, ive never seen a smaller bolder like the one at the begining not break after the amount of times he hit it with the hammer. I can see a bigger piece needing to be blasted but that bolder wasn't that big, and if its sand stone it should break. Good luck Chris. If you have it blasted please get it on video if at all possible buddy I know your a busy man so only if its possible. Keep up the great content.

    Shane SnoufferShane SnoufferMuaj më parë
  • It's interesting to see how you work with the new bucket👍When I had the usual control joysticks, I use the pedal to tilt the bucket (don't know if you have one).Then there are smooth movements. If buttons are used, the bucket will twitched. Great job 👌

    MrAJWorksMrAJWorksMuaj më parë
  • Hello dear colleague! I'm an excavator driver from Russia! Tell me, please, how much do you make in your country as an excavator driver? I make an average of $1,200 a month. Thank you

    Павел НиколаевПавел НиколаевMuaj më parë
  • Not surprised id wasnt working all our breakers have chisel points - hire companies got to love them

    Ironhorse41Ironhorse41Muaj më parë
  • I don't think the Flow is set properly.

    StubbykcaStubbykcaMuaj më parë
  • Marines love to blow things up.

    grunt 66grunt 66Muaj më parë
  • You should get demolition Dave

    Tracy KeenanTracy KeenanMuaj më parë
  • That jackhammer is week

    Ronnie HovenRonnie HovenMuaj më parë
  • Hey, some times its better to walk away. You know the old saying time and material is there money in doing this. Glad it you and not me after 41 years i'm pooped and tried of dealing with problems. Just have bait problems now which bait to use fishing MYK

    myk55501myk55501Muaj më parë
  • As exciting as watching paint dry !

    L&J EvansL&J EvansMuaj më parë
  • Blue Granite. The hardest stone on the planet. Blue granite is one of the most durable and hardest of all stones. Studies have shown the weathering of polished granite, when used outdoors to be about 0.125" per 1,000 years. Yes a sharper bit would help some but not much. But I am positive that Chris knows this. Keep up the amazing work Chris. God Bless

    Warrior Of The KingWarrior Of The KingMuaj më parë
  • A point focus the power in one small spot. Might have to drill and blow. Get a 'gunner' out there - maybe the Rock source has on line to do some in their sources. If the rocks are on other rocks they don't vibrate the ground but the bottom rock pushes back. Like having a sponge underneath.

    Martin EastburnMartin EastburnMuaj më parë
  • I believe you could have broke it faster with sledge hammer .

    Steve MastersonSteve MastersonMuaj më parë
  • poor spine. poor teeth. laying down at night i bet he still feels it.

    Bill StathakosBill StathakosMuaj më parë
  • That hammer does hit for nothing.

    andrew stantonandrew stantonMuaj më parë
  • A question for you Chris if I may? did you go back in time in this video as we seen your hired machine get picked up then after that it was parked across the way from where you were working.

    John CampbellJohn CampbellMuaj më parë
  • Dynamite is definitely the answer for this job Chris I would think.

    John CampbellJohn CampbellMuaj më parë