You may refer to the guidelines that are listed in your owners manual. We have recommended daily, after use, 6 months and annual inspection requirements. The maintenance guidelines will differ for each product.

Inspect your inlet hoses on your tool. The hose with the Female connector will always be pressure in, this location is stamped with the letter "P". The hose with the male connector will always be the return hose. The letter "T" will be stamped for this location.

Take your tool out of service immediately! Call your local authorized HURST Dealer for repair.


eDRAULIC (E1, E2, and EWXT) is a technology developed for rescue equipment, based on the principle of electro-hydraulics, where electrical energy is converted into hydraulic force. eDRAULIC makes it possible to operate high-performance cutters, spreaders and rescue cylinders using electrical power – with full hydraulic force! Power units, hoses and hose reels are no longer needed.

eDRAULIC tools have the same force as the corresponding hose-connected tools. (Our products work on 700, 750 and 800 bar.) The increased pressure leads to higher forces – and reduces weight. Maximum forces are achieved faster in an eDRAULIC tool due to there being no hose lines, pressure is direct from pump to piston.

eDRAULIC tools speed up your deployment because you are ready for action immediately. Just turn on and away you go. eDRAULIC allows you to start to work on the vehicle immediately, where previously you would need to connect hoses and power units.

eDRAULIC means that each rescue tool has its own built-in operating system. You will therefore save the space taken up by a conventional hydraulic power unit, hoses and hose reels. This is space you can put to good use for other lifesaving tools.

Powerful LEDs on the eDRAULIC casing provide direct illumination of the working area. The power-saving LEDs are powered directly by the main power supply. The power supply unit and batteries can be replaced easily and rapidly thanks to the illuminated battery compartment.

-4 degrees Fahrenheit to +131 degrees Fahrenheit and -20 degrees Celsius to +55 degrees Celsius


The power supply unit permits unlimited continuous operation from any 110V or 220V outlet. You therefore don't need to worry that the gas will run out, unlike in a conventional hydraulic power unit, or that the batteries will be drained after an unexpectedly long period of use.

The power supply unit is designed so that any normal 110V or 220V outlet can be used for operating the eDRAULIC tools.

The powerful 5Ah lithium-ion battery used on E2 generation tools provides a working average of approximately 1-2 vehicles under normal deployment conditions.

The powerful 9Ah lithium-ion battery used on EWXT tools provides a working average of approximately 3-4 vehicles under normal deployment conditions.

For maximum mobility we recommend carrying two batteries for each rescue tool.

All eDRAULIC E1 and E2 tools use the same power supply units and batteries allowing them to be swapped during deployment. E1 and E2 batteries can not be used with EWXT tools.

EWXT tools utilize a different battery platform in that allows for total tool submersion in water. EWXT batteries can not be used with E1 or E2 tools.

No. In contrast with earlier battery technology, the lithium-ion batteries in the eDRAULIC range can be partially charged at any time. This will reduce neither the performance nor the service life of the battery.

The high-quality lithium-ion batteries in the eDRAULIC range have a service life of about 1,000 charging cycles. Part-charging only counts as a partial cycle. This means that the service life is considerably greater than with previous battery technologies.

Owing to the high energy density, it takes approx. 120 minutes to charge the batteries to 90%. After approximately 150 minutes the battery is fully charged.

No. eDRAULIC batteries will need to be purchased from your authorized HURST Jaws of Life distributor. An eDRAULIC battery is a proprietary battery that communicates with the tool to provide a longer run time and lengthens the overall life of the battery. The overall life of the battery is approximately twice as long as a standard lithium-ion battery as you are not pulling a full AMP draw down on it every time you utilize it.

Worn-out or damaged batteries must not be disposed of in the general household waste, but should be disposed of properly at battery collection locations (e.g. local council).

Yes. eDRAULIC E1 and E2 tools are designed and tested to IP-54 rating.

IP = Ingress Protection Rating or also known as International Protection code
3 = Solid Particle Protection, no ingress by solids greater than 2.5mm
5 = Liquid Ingress Protection, no harmful effects from water jets from any direction.

• Not designed for submersion


YES. EWXT tools can be fully submerged in fresh water up to 11ft. EWXT tools are IP 58 rated and EWXT batteries are IP 68 rated.


eDRAULIC tools are particularly low-maintenance because of the closed electro-hydraulic system, in combination with high quality hydraulic oil. Details of the maintenance can be located in the operation manual.

EWXT tools have the same basic maintenance requirements as E1 and E2 tools, however EWXT tools have additional maintenance requirements due to their ability to be fully submerged in fresh water.

Maintenance after use under water

• Remove the battery after use. Rinse the device and battery several times in

fresh, clean water. Immerse the device completely in order to fill the housing

with clean water. Lift the device out and let it drain completely. Depending on

the type of water (mud, sludge, algae, etc.) in which the device was used,

repeat these steps another 2-5 times.

• Wipe the device and the battery with a clean, dust-free and damp cloth in

order to remove dirt and deposits.

• Allow the device and battery to dry at room temperature in a well-ventilated

location. 36-48 hours is recommended. During this drying time, the device is

completely operational.

• Lubricate all exposed steel parts (shear blade, links, etc.) with an anticorrosion


• Perform function test