Hydraulic Jackhammer

I was a little scared of the electric jackhammer the first time I used it…. well. that wore off. Here is something bigger and scarier. Turns out, you can rent one of these machines with almost no questions asked – ok, they asked some questions, “where are we delivering this?” “Should we include the bucket?” oh. and… “so, have you ever used one of these before?”


The driver told me to operate it “balls to the wall,” a phrase I haven’t heard in about 10 years. He was right, the jackhammer got seriously destructive at full throttle… of course this makes for pretty twitchy controls.

I think we managed to irritate the whole block running this thing at 10am on a Saturday. But. that’s how Troy is. It snuggles into its overstuffed couch for the winter. Then it emerges, pent up, with a long list of projects in May.

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