Flashcards in Hydra Ram Tools 26 Deck (5):
Hydra Ram is a hydraulically operated forcible entry tool...
3/4 inch per stroke to a maximum of 4 inches
-max force-10,000 lbs
-does NOT have same usage limitations as Rabbit Tool
Main purpose of Hydra Ram?
force entry of INWARD and OUTWARD opening doors (rabbit is just inward and elevators)
-used on side of vehicle hood or trunk
-used under water
-will operate in ANY POSITION
-depress the pressure relief valve until working piston is totally retracted
-if piston does not retract by itself, apply STEADY PRESSURE...as soon as possible, clean and lubricate piston , so it will retract on its own
Use full PPE and eye shields down, when operating Hydra Ram...
Never strike Ram to gain purchase
-if 4 inch piston is not enough, retract and place axe head or other spacer to provide additional distance