Liner Bolt Removal

The THUNDERBOLT Recoilless Hammer is unlike any other power hammer. THUNDERBOLT use a momentum balancing principle where the relatively large and slow moving mass of the internal mechanism is perfectly balanced by the fast moving and relatively light piston resulting in almost no recoil. 

What makes a THUNDERBOLT different is the THUNDERBOLT recoilless mechanism which has been achieved through careful design and high quality, fine tolerance manufacture.

RME’s Liner Bolt Removal Tools (LRTs), the THUNDERBOLT range, are specifically designed for assisting with relining the various sizes and types of grinding mills. In the 21st Century, no grinding mill reline is competitive without access to RME’s THUNDERBOLT Recoilless Hammer technology for driving liner bolts and liners from mill shell engagement.  

No other liner bolt or liner removal method is as safe or as fast.


Why MAGNUM? Magnum implies the zenith, the most powerful in its class. These beautiful new Hammers hit harder, with more blows per minute, for even faster liner bolt removal. MAGNUM’s advanced industrial design delivers improved ergonomics and enhanced serviceability. We’ve re-engineered the Hammer’s heart so successfully that scheduled maintenance is greatly reduced.

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With selectable power including full MAGNUM-mode, the mighty new THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 2000 Recoilless Hammer will easily expedite the toughest of knock-in phases, in the most challenging of conditions for fast, reliable, safe relines and improved mill availability.

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The THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 1000 Recoilless Hammer is relining's most productive Hammer yet, combining a rapid fire rate to shorten knock-in duration, selectable power for guaranteed precision and a 90% vibration reduction for outstanding operator safety.

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THUNDERBOLT 1500 Special Performance Recoilless Hammer

Favoured by mill operators and reline crews for its legendary reliability, the THUNDERBOLT 1500 Special Performance Recoilless Hammer is renowned for delivering powerful productivity and supreme operator safety.

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THUNDERBOLT 750 Special Performance Recoilless Hammer

A favourite in-the-field, the THUNDERBOLT 750 Special Performance Recoilless Hammer is highly-regarded for its versatility, accelerated work-rate, responsive handling and renowned RME reliability.

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THUNDERBOLT 500 Recoilless Hammer

The THUNDERBOLT 500 Recoilless Hammer is relining's top-of-the-line pneumatic liner bolt removal tool. It packs a punch and puts an end to unsafe practices which impact the health and safety of your relining crew.

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THUNDERBOLT 250 Recoilless Hammer

Light in weight but not in impact, the portable, pneumatic, THUNDERBOLT 250 Recoilless Hammer enables small-capacity mill relines and field service crews to substantially reduce downtime and increase safety.

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