Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd Purchases Excavator Mounted Impact Hammer
Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd have recently purchased a BSP SL20 Hydraulic Impact Hammer which has been bespokely modified to attach to our CAT 328D LCR Excavator Piling Rig.
The impact hammer allows piles to be driven further in ground conditions where ‘refusal’ has occurred using the ‘Movax’ Side Grip Vibratory Hammer.
The hammer can be quickly and efficiently fitted to the CAT excavator using the automatic ‘quick hitch’ system. This not only provides the benefit of manoeuvrability and accessibility offered by an excavator over traditional piling rigs but also allows pile penetration in stiffer/denser ground conditions which would previously have been problematical.
The SL20 hammer also benefits from requiring no leg guides (thus no lead trench or longer piles are required) and being operated via the hydraulics on the base machine (thus no power pack in required).
Commenting on the recent purchase, Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd Chairman John Hull noted: “The addition of the excavator impact hammer into our extensive fleet of piling equipment is a valuable acquisition, given it will continue to expand our range of services offered to our Clients”.
A video of the impact hammer in action can be see below:- Ends -
NOTES TO EDITORS
Sheet Piling (UK) Limited is one of the UK's leading piling contractors. Owning and operating a comprehensive range of specialist piling equipment Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd also carry extensive stocks of new and used piles enabling rapid reaction to any urgent requirements or emergency situations.