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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

2

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

3

Retract Piston...

-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

4

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

5

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

-inspect Hydra Ram after each use/keep in storage case

Test for leaks- fully extend piston, should NOT move, except for depressing relief valve

Clean with soap and water and lubricate