Atlas Copco recently introduced two new rammers, replacing the LT5004 and LT6004. These new rammers feature ultra-slim bodies, ideal for getting closer to structures and through narrow spaces. Like all Atlas Copco rammers, the new LT5005 and LT6005 provide high centrifugal force and speed for deep and effective compaction.
At a mere 6 inches wide, the LT5005 is 3 inches smaller than its predecessor and the LT6005 is 9 inches wide – 2 inches shorter than the previous model. These slim designs enable operators to easily compact cohesive and granular soils in confined spaces, such as small trenches, ditches, backfills and foundations. The smaller size also makes it easy for operators to work close to walls or posts.
Atlas Copco designed the rammers with a rubber isolator on each side of the handle to absorb vibrations that would otherwise be transmitted to the operator. This reduces the risk of injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome and hand-arm vibration syndrome. The rammers also feature a single lifting point that allows users to easily move them from hard-to-reach spaces with large machinery, such as a crane.
The rammers are equipped with a Honda GXR120 engine that features an overhead camshaft and timing belt that operate with minimal noise. The oil alert LED indicator on the rammers notifies operators when the oil level is too low for proper engine lubrication. The rammers also are equipped with a throttle control with three fixed positions, stop, idle and run.