New quay wall at Watchet for TMS
This week we're involved in an exciting project in Somerset for TMS installing a new sheet piled wall at Watchet Marina.
One of our RTG RG21T telescopic leader rigs is working on a jack-up barge fitted with a Eurodrill DKS 50/100 twin rotary head with 18.5 m long 610 mm diameter casing and 550 mm diameter CFA augers inside pre augering through the rock initially. The casing acts as a core barrel and advances ahead of the auger which follows behind pulverising the rock. We then switch to MR150AVM vibro using the RTG patented ACS system and install the 18 m long pairs of AZ26 sheet piles to level.
All serviced by one of our Sennebogen 650HD, 50 tons lattice boom crawler cranes from the quay.
Click on the link below to see a drone video of the site.
Drone video & photos showcases our fleet and facility
Drone video and photos taken this week showcasing our 100 strong fleet of crawler cranes and piling equipment available for sale or hire nationwide with experienced operators.
The footage also gives you an insight into the extent of our facilities including workshops, fabrication shop and paintshop. Also available for customers machines repairs and maintenance.
Our close proximity to the HS2 project coupled with our major investment in modern equipment with tier 4 and 5 engines makes us a perfect one stop shop for piling and civil engineering contractors involved in this and other major projects.
Contact us on 01789 292227 to arrange a visit to discuss your requirements.
TeamOrange install foundations for Another Place in Liverpool
We're at Another Place, Crosby Beach in Liverpool installing 355 mm diameter tubular piles as foundations for 100 statues commissioned by Sir Antony Gormley.
The statues all had to be in line with the horizon so it involved digging as well as piling. We had to work with the tides but it is all in a days work for our Hyundai HX330L excavator with #SMS SGM80 #SideGrip vibro and experienced operators and banksmen. Go #TeamOrange
Click on the link to see a drone video of the machine in action.
RTG holds open days throughout the summer
RTG are holding open house days throughout the summer from 14th of June to 30th of September 2021 at their factory in Germany.
During the event there will be live presentations of equipment including the launch of brand new telescopic leader rig models RTG RG14T & RG16T.
Click here for more information. Contact our sales team on 01789 292227 to book your place. AGD & RTG are celebrating 20 years of partnership in 2021. Join us in Schrobenhausen to help us commemorate this event!
AGD provides full package for cofferdam installation in London
We received a call from Land & Water on a Thursday to ask if we could help provide suitable plant and labour to install two sheet piled cofferdams in a river in Tooting, south London. Our answer was positive so we were asked to go and take a look and help plan how the job could be carried out. So we despatched one of our most experienced piling operatives the next morning and a plan was developed.
Due to the need for the sheet piles to be installed underneath a temporary bridge with only 1.5 m of headroom we came up with the idea of extending one pile in each corner by 200 mm in order to be able to drive the piles on the inside, under the bridge, from the outside.
The plan was approved and we received the order on the Friday with an instruction to mobilise the following Wednesday. We also were asked to supply the special piles and we delivered everything on time as agreed.
Access is restricted and we can only stand the equipment on one corner of each side of the bridge and then reach to the far side. We deployed an SMS SG80 side grip vibro mounted on a Hyundai HX330L excavator to install the piles which it can reach and a Marchetti Sherpina 25 tons telescopic crawler crane with a Pajot 1200C air hammer to drive those piles further away.
In addition to the operators, we also supplied the piling operative and welders to the customer. The special piles had to be cut and then welded in sections.
Please click on link below to see a video of the air hammer and crawler crane in action.
AGD install tubular piles at night in Liverpool
AGD love piling so much we even do it at night! Here we are in Liverpool installing 508 mm diameter tubes for SPI Piling on behalf of AE Yates Ltd. We first pre auger using a dangle drill, then handle pitch and drive the tubular piles with an SMS SG80 side grip vibro. Finally we drive the piles to the required set with our Fundex CPE15 impact hammer. All in a nights work for our operators.
Click on the link below to see a video of the machine with vibro in action.
Another Giken GRB system project completed
Another successful Giken GRB system project has been completed in Hull. This time for Steel Piling Solutions utilising a Giken F201 silent piler, UR1 power pack runner, TB3 pile runner and CB2-5 clamp crane to install U profile sheet piles.
The GRB system was required due to the restricted access nature of the site, behind factories and adjacent to the Hull river. The project was part of a flood alleviation scheme been undertaken by BAM Nuttall Ltd.
New Fambo HR5000 leader rig mounted impact hammer enters hire fleet
A brand new Fambo HR5000 5 tons hydraulic impact piling hammer added to the hire fleet. The hammer is designed to fit the range of RTG telescopic leader rigs utilising the patented ACS automatic coupling system. All of the functions are controlled through the Bauer B-Tronic computer system installed on the rig including the ability to record data from the pile driving activities.
The machine is being used on its first job in Hook, Hampshire for regular customer NW Rail where it is back driving U profile sheet piles to level.
Click below to see a video of the equipment in action.
The hammer is also able to drive Z sheet piles in either singles or pairs, tubular piles, H piles, timber piles and precast concrete piles.
Available for sale or hire nationwide with experienced and directly employed operators.
Restricted Access Redefined!
AGD Equipment recently redefined the term “restricted access” when we hired equipment to install two sheet piled basement walls for Zalman Properties near Vauxhall Bridge in London. Due to the dense gravels and hard clay a compact Soiltek S80-CFA rig was deployed to pre auger the soil ahead of the sheet pile installation which was done with a Giken F201 silent piler. It was serviced by a Sennebogen 643R 40 tons telescopic crawler crane. All of the equipment was supplied with experienced operators and Tier 4 engines to meet the emission standards for this part of London.
Click on the link below to see a short video of the site to appreciate the working space available to work in.
For your next project call us for free advice and specialist equipment packages.
Drone video taken of our premises at Stratford upon Avon
Please click on the link below to view a drone video taken of our premises at Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. The video showcases our facility so that you can fully appreciate the services we offer.
New and used crawler crane and piling equipment sales as well as rental with experienced operators nationwide. Fully backed up by factory trained mechanical engineers, welders, fabricators and painters.
All of these facilities are available for customers equipment, either within our workshops or on site as required. Our centrally based location together with close proximity to the motorway network gives us an excellent springboard to the north, midlands, east, west and south regions. We are also just 20 miles from the northern section of the HS2 contract and the remaining parts are only a maximum of 80 miles away. Making us an ideal choice for service from any contractors working in the ground engineering and civil engineering sectors. Also the majority of our equipment offered for rental is equipped with tier 4 and tier 5 engines.
You are welcome to visit us anytime you are passing. We are just 10 minutes from junction 15 of the M40. And we are available for a chat anytime on 01789 292227 our phones are manned 7 days a week. We are also available on Teams for video conferences as required.
We hope you enjoy the footage and welcome your comments and enquiries.