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Bobcat 843; Breaker Attachment?

Discussion in 'Construction Equipment Attachments' started by Flat Thunder Channel, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Flat Thunder Channel

    Flat Thunder Channel Well-Known Member

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    I just started looking for a used hydraulic breaker attachment. Does anyone have any incite on using a breaker on an 843 Bobcat? I have not verified the auxiliary hydraulics will operate one. What do you look for when purchasing one?
     
  2. Flat Thunder Channel

    Flat Thunder Channel Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have experience trying to operate a HB980 on an old 843 Bobcat?
     
  3. Flat Thunder Channel

    Flat Thunder Channel Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I completed the review of the electric jackhammer. If you have some concrete to demo check out this video first. It shows what to expect when using a an electric jackhammer. I purchased this tool from Amazon and I am happy to have it my arsenal of tools. It sure beats a sledgehammer and was less than a rental fee. It definitely isn't as fast or as convenient as a hammer on the end of the Bobcat, but it does work pretty good. I was afraid my unit would not operate an HB980 without monkeying with it. I opted to purchase this electric handheld unit instead; Toolman Part # LT5105.

    Check out the video review and see it in action:
     
  4. gwhammy

    gwhammy Senior Member

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    I bought a used atlas copco from united rental. I used one of them a lot from a small rental company that had the bit completely wore out and they never had any trouble with it. Don't buy a bobcat brand no one I know has had good luck with them.
     
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  5. Flat Thunder Channel

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    Thanks. I debated renting one for my unit, but ended up using the little electric guy. It was cheaper than renting a unit. It felt like it took an eternity, but I was able to complete the job with the one I purchased. Hoping I never encounter 'John Wayne Tough' concrete again. The old foundation was serious stuff! It laughed at a blow from the sledge hammer.