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The 06 hammer is basically a #1 hammer with a 6,500 lb. ram. It uses the same leaders and driving accessories. An 06 at the Chattanooga facility is above, general arrangements of the hammer are below.
Special configuration of the Vulcan 06 hammer.
Vulcan 06 hammer with column nuts at the cylinder end of the columns.
Vulcan 06 with trip-shifting (Vari-Cycle) device. As was the case with the #1, leader clearance issues forced the removal of this from the 06.
Specifications for the Vulcan 06 are below.
Specifications, Vulcan Bulletin 68K
Specifications, Vulcan Bulletin 68G
Specifications, Vulcan Bulletin 68T, 1991
In the late 1970’s Vulcan made an important change to the 06. The original 06 used a steel ram which was deeper (fore and aft) than the #1’s cast-iron ram. The revised 06 used a taller, cast iron ram with the same depth as the #1. This is important when ordering parts. The taller configuration was carried over to the 5′ stroke Vulcan 506.