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TOOLS 26 - HYDRA RAM

DESCRIPTION

The Hydra Ram is a hydraulically operated forcible entry tool. It requires no priming and will extend to ______ of an inch per stroke to a maximum opening of _______ inches.

The Hydra Ram is a hydraulically operated forcible entry tool. It requires no priming and will extend to ¾ of an inch per stroke to a maximum opening of 4 inches.

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TOOLS 26 - HYDRA RAM

DESCRIPTION

The tool weighs _________ pounds and is _________ inches long, has an adjustable shoulder strap, and a storage case.

The tool weighs 12 pounds and is 13 inches long, has an adjustable shoulder strap, and a storage case.

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TOOLS 26 - HYDRA RAM

USES

TRUE/FALSE

The hydra ram can be used underwater.

True

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TOOLS 26 - HYDRA RAM

USES

TRUE/FALSE

The tool can be operated in any position.

True

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TOOLS 26 - HYDRA RAM

SAFETY

TRUE/FALSE

To gain a better purchase it may be necessary to strike the hydra ram with an axe.

FALSE

**Never strike the Hydra Ram with a tool to gain a purchase.**

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TOOLS 26 - HYDRA RAM

SAFETY

TRUE/FALSE

Once the Hydra Ram reaches its maximum opening of 4-inches, additional strokes of the control arm will cause the piston to overextend which may lead to rupturing the piston seal causing hydraulic fluid to spray out under pressure.

TRUE

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TOOLS 26 - HYDRA RAM

MAINTENANCE

TRUE/FALSE

Do not take the ram apart or make any adjustments, manually add hydrolic oil to back screw section.

FALSE

**Do not take the Ram apart or make any adjustments. The Ram requires no replenishment of fluids. **

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TOOLS 26 - HYDRA RAM

MAINTENANCE

After _________ the tool should be inspected for damage, tested for leaks, cleaned and lubricated.

After each use the tool should be inspected for damage, tested for leaks, cleaned and lubricated.

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TOOLS 26 - HYDRA RAM

MAINTENANCE

What type of oil is used to lubricate the hydra ram and where is it applied.

3 in 1 oil (purchase with firehouse expense fund)

Both the piston under the operating arm and the working end piston should be lubricated with 3 in 1 oil.

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