Vulcan 030 and 330 Hammer: Specifications and Information

The Vulcan 030 was an extension of the 020 with a longer, heavier ram.  It was first designed and built in an onshore version with the same 37" jaws as the 020.  A general arrangement is below. The onshore 030 found itself on many interesting projects, such as the replacement of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge … Continue reading Vulcan 030 and 330 Hammer: Specifications and Information

Vulcan 020 and 320 Hammer: Specifications and Information

The 020 hammer, derived from the 200C hammer, is an important part of Vulcan's product line.  A big hammer when it was introduced, it was key in making Vulcan a serious participant in the offshore hammer market, and also with larger onshore and marine projects as well.  It was also the progenitor for hammers such … Continue reading Vulcan 020 and 320 Hammer: Specifications and Information

Vulcan 014 and 016 Hammers: Specifications and Information

The 014 and 016 hammers were the first single-acting hammers Vulcan produced based on the Super-Vulcan design.  The main difference between the two was the ram weight, as can be seen below. These hammers are without the Vari-Cycle feature; the drawing at the very top shows the Vari-Cycle added. Specifications for the onshore hammers (which … Continue reading Vulcan 014 and 016 Hammers: Specifications and Information

Vulcan 400C and 600C Hammers: Specifications and Information

The Vulcan 400C and 600C were the company's "final frontier" on the Super-Vulcan hammers.  It invested a considerable amount of resources in the engineering of these products, both offshore and (in the case of the 400C) onshore. Promotion wasn't lacking in the specifications either, as can be seen below. Yet the fact remains that only … Continue reading Vulcan 400C and 600C Hammers: Specifications and Information

Vulcan 200C Hammer: Specifications and Information

The 200C was another important hammer in the Vulcan line, being the "basis" for the single-acting 020, 030, 520, 530 and 535 hammers.  The 200C was also important because, like the 140C, it was made in both onshore and offshore configurations.  Some general arrangements of both are shown below.   One important note for the … Continue reading Vulcan 200C Hammer: Specifications and Information

Vulcan 140C Hammer: Specifications and Information

The 140C was a groundbreaker in many respects because of its place in Vulcan's product line. First, it was one of the first of Vulcan's hammers to be larger than the Warrington-Vulcan hammers.  Second, it was the first with a "single-acting version," in this case the 014.  In that respect it was a significant break … Continue reading Vulcan 140C Hammer: Specifications and Information

Pile Driving in Old Havana, Cuba

Without a doubt, one of the most interesting photos Vulcan had in its collection was this one, taken of a Vulcan #0 driving reinforced concrete sheet piles 500 mm x 600 mm x 21.9 m long (20" x 24" x 72') for the New Harbor Wall in Havana, Cuba.  The piles are being driven off … Continue reading Pile Driving in Old Havana, Cuba

The Differential Acting Hammer Cycle, from a Raymond Point of View

Above is the differential acting hammer cycle, an explanation from the Raymond Superintendent's Handbook, with some specifications.  The cycle is the same for both Raymond and Vulcan hammers.  The 65C specifications given above are for the Raymond 65C, not the Vulcan 65C.

Vulcan 85C and 100C Hammers: Specifications and Information

Vulcan's success with the 80C lead its customers to ask the same question they asked about the 08: could a larger hammer be fit in the frame.  In the case of the 08, there was already the 0R and 010, and the 012, 508, 510 and 512 were to come.  As was the case with … Continue reading Vulcan 85C and 100C Hammers: Specifications and Information