“When the THUNDERBOLT Hammer was introduced, it utterly and profoundly revolutionised worn liner removal. Its working title was the ‘LRT’, for Liner Removal Tool. Our THUNDERBOLT Hammer range has continued serving our Customers for 20 years.

“I’m extremely proud of RME’s new MAGNUM series of THUNDERBOLT Recoilless Hammers. 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.

It’s been a joy to work alongside our THUNDERBOLT engineering and product team as they’ve applied NASA pyrotechnical mathematics to literally transform this range, which includes a superb new MAGNUM Mobile Jib, MAGNUM Power Pack and two new Hammers, the THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 1000 and THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 2000 Recoilless Hammers.

This THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Hammer range is literally in a class of its own.” – John Russell


For applications where maximum force and momentum are required, the THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 2000 will easily expedite the toughest of knock-in phases, in the most challenging of conditions for fast, reliable, safe relines and greater mill availability.

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Thunderbolt magnum 1000

The THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM 1000’s versatile productivity will excel in a wide range of environments and deliver increased mill availability through fast, reliable and safe relines

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Since its introduction in 1997 and with more than 860 units sold worldwide, THUNDERBOLT Recoilless Hammers are the safest and most advanced liner removal tools (LRTs) for mill relining. As the world's only truly recoilless Hammer, and preferred by mill operators and reline crew alike, THUNDERBOLTs stand alone for reliability, longevity, productivity ― and mill availability.

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Advanced industrial design

Precision-engineered for mill reline operators by the mill reline experts, RME’s soon-to-be-released THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM puts the performance and safety of your reline crew first.

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A new benchmark is set

Higher mill availability through fast, reliable and safe relines is RME’s mission, and the new THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM absolutely delivers on this promise.

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Reducing downtime is what matters to minerals processing personnel. So we’ve designed THUNDERBOLT MAGNUM Recoilless Hammers to deliver faster worn liner knock-in, even more reliable performance and efficient, enhanced serviceability.

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THUNDERBOLTs have been supporting our Customers’ worn liner removal needs for 20+ years. And now, THUNDERBOLT MAGNUMs take fast and safe worn liner removal to a whole new level with more force, more blows per minute, superior serviceability and safety.

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