THUNDERBOLT 1500 Special Performance Recoilless Hammer

The THUNDERBOLT 1500 Special Performance (SP) Recoilless Hammer is world-renowned for delivering powerful productivity and supreme operator safety. Its unflinching force of 1500 joules 60 times a minute makes light work of difficult reline conditions. Favoured by crew and operators of mid-sized and large-capacity mills alike, the THUNDERBOLT 1500 SP is a class above the rest.


  • Best-in-industry quality, reliability and longevity
  • High power performance reduces reline time and cost
  • Engineered for maintainability and lower lifecycle costs
  • Superior handling, reduced operator stress and fatigue
  • Eliminates dangerous practices, improves reline safety
  • Increased mill availability and mine site profitability


  • Delivers an explosive, precisely-controlled 1500 joules of impact – twice the force of the THUNDERBOLT 750 SP – 60 times a minute
  • Expertly-engineered to ensure minimal recoil to the operator when firing
  • Safety observer pendant to prevent accidental firing
  • Two-handed trigger mechanism for safer handling and operation
  • Electronic operator interface for observing hammer performance and controlling fire timing
  • On-board condition monitoring on usage and unexpected operation avoids unplanned stoppages and aids preventative maintenance
  • Accommodates any site-specific standard three-phase power supply
  • Upgraded hydraulic and electrical cooling systems for extended equipment life
  • Intuitive, integrated on-board hammer controls for the THUNDERBOLT Mobile Jib and Winch



  • Industry-proven performance for mid-sized to large capacity mills with liners weighing 2500kg and up
  • Faster, easier dislodge of difficult-to-remove bolts from heavily-peened liners, such as discharge end liners of larger mills
  • Suitable for Customers wishing to bolster their existing THUNDERBOLT 750 SP and THUNDERBOLT 1500 SP fleets for streamlined servicing and parts management
  • Buy backs, trade-ins and reconditioned solutions available
  • RME stands ready to guide Customers through the THUNDERBOLT selection process for their mill requirements


Refurbished Hammers

RME’s has options to purchase a fully refurbished genuine RME THUNDERBOLT Hammer that has been restored by our team of expert engineers to as new condition. We have refurbished THUNDERBOLT 750 Special Performance Recoilless Hammers and THUNDERBOLT 1500 Special Performance Recoilless Hammers. Get all the benefits of relining your mill with a THUNDERBOLT Hammer, for a fraction of the RRP*. Each hammer comes with a 12-month warranty for peace of mind.

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*Terms and conditions apply.


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"The mighty THUNDERBOLT 1500 SP is a true hero of our recoilless hammer range and outperforms other liner bolt removal tools in its class. Its proven reliability, sheer force and explosive performance has seen it become the mission-critical workhorse for fast, reliable, safe worn liner knock-in at mine sites around the world."

Christian Kramer