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Micarta (or Conbest) and aluminum cushion material is an excellent cushion material for use in Vulcan AirISteam Impact Pile Hammers; however, the cushion pot configuration that can be used depends upon the hammer. Below is a breakdown of the various ways in which micarta and aluminum can be used in Vulcan hammers.

Hammers in which micarta and aluminum can be used in both integral ring and capblock follower cushion pots:
  • #2
  • #1
  • 06
  • 106
  • #0
  • 08
  • 0R
  • 010
  • 012
  • 014
  • 016

Below: a diagram showing the cabling of a pipe cap to a Vulcan hammer. The cushion shown was wood. It was a difficulty with this that occasioned this tip.

Hammers in which micarta and aluminum can be used in the caplock follower only (integral ring use not recommended):
  • 505
  • 506
  • 508
  • 510
  • 512
  • 514
  • 516
  • 020
  • 320
  • 030
  • 330
  • 520
  • 530
  • 040
  • 340
  • 540
  • 060
  • 360
  • 560
  • 3100
  • 5100
  • 5150
  • 5250
  • 6300
  • 30C
  • 50C
  • 65C
  • 65CA
  • 80C
  • 85C
  • 100C
  • 140C
  • 200C

This tip supersedes and replaces all previously released information on this subject.

Refer to Vulcan Onshore Tip 59 for information on cushion pot dimensions.

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