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Rammer Emissions:
health and environment
always in focus

Emissions in construction site operations are becoming more relevant and are getting more and more attention. This is also the case when working with rammers. However, in the case of rammers, one can not speak of emissions in general.

Each type of rammer has different types of emissions, which even occur in different quantities. Some are harmful to health, others have a negative impact on the environment.


Types of emissions and their impact on health and the environment

Harmful to the environment

  • Carbon dioxide (CO2)

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas. Although it makes only a very small proportion of the rammer emissions, it has a negative impact on the environment and the climate. There is no direct health impact for humans.

  • Hydrocarbon (HC)

    Hydrocarbon (HC) is emitted by all fuel-powered rammers only in very small quantities. It has no effect on health, but contributes to the destruction of the ozone layer.

  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

    Nitrogen oxides (NOx) form carcinogenic nitrite and are involved in the formation of acid rain. Like HC emissions, they occur only in comparatively small amounts in rammer emissions.

Harmful to health

  • Carbon monoxide (CO)

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the most harmful emission components, as it quickly causes oxygen deficiency in the brain.

  • Soot particles

    Soot particles are microscopic particles that make up the bulk of the emissions in diesel rammers. They can penetrate into the respiratory tract and be carcinogenic.

  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

    Nitrogen oxides (NOx) form carcinogenic nitrite and are involved in the formation of acid rain. Like HC emissions, they occur only in comparatively small amounts in rammers.


Rammer emissions in detail

Battery Rammer

0% emissions

The Battery Rammer is 100% emission free, as it is operated completely electrically. It is harmless to the user as well as the environment and allows exhaust-free work in trenches or indoors.


2 Stroke Rammer

Gasoline driven 2 Stroke Rammers have the lowest emissions in total. They are emitting about 30% less of the harmful CO emissions than 4 Stroke Rammers.

They have slightly higher HC + NOx values than 4 Stroke engines, but at a very low level.

The built-in catalytic converter also converts some of the CO, HC and NOx emissions into harmless substances.

The environmentally harmful CO2 emissions depend on the fuel consumption of the respective rammer model. However, they are at a very low level.


4 Stroke Rammer

CO is the main component of the emissions from 4 Stroke Rammers. They have a total of about 30% more CO emissions than 2 stroke engines.

The HC and NOx levels are significantly lower than with 2 Stroke Rammers (about 50% lower).

The environmentally harmful CO2 emissions depend on the fuel consumption of the respective rammer model. However, they are at a very low level.


Diesel Rammer

Soot particles account for most of the emissions from diesel engines.

Diesel rammers are not to be considered in terms of their carbon emissions as critical, but due to the emissions of soot particles that can cause cancer.

The CO, CO2 and HC emissions occur only at very low levels.


Being aware of rammer emissions - protecting health and the environment:

The best solution in terms of emissions is the Battery Rammer, since it does not emit any exhaust gases at all and is operated completely electrically.

All other rammer types have emissions. A good choice among the fuel-powered rammers is the 2 Stroke Rammer. It has the lowest CO and other emissions in total, making it the best alternative for the operator when it comes to health protection.

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