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.
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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.
Giken GRB system used for FAS at Burton on Trent
We were recently working together on a contract in Burton on Trent for Ivor King Piling on behalf of Galliford Try installing sheet piles for a flood alleviation project. The piles were being installed using the Giken GRB and Super Crush system. Our role was to supply the cranes and some of the ancillary equipment to the project. One of our Sennebogen 680HD 80 tons lattice boom crawler cranes was situated at the start of the pile line and was used for unloading piles from delivery lorries and distributing piles to the Giken TB3 pile runner. Which then delivers the piles down the line of previously installed piles to the Giken CB2 clamp crane. The clamp crane which also walks along the piles, slews around and pitches the pile into the chuck of the Giken super crush silent piler. All equipment supplied with experienced operators, available for hire anywhere in the world.
Click on the links below to see videos of the CB2 clamp crane and TB3 pile runner in action.
Pink crane for Cancer Research donates again!
It’s the time of year when we donate to Cancer Research UK. In 2012 we painted a brand new Marchetti Sherpa 70 tons telescopic crawler crane pink in memory of one of our founder members who we’d just lost to cancer.
Affectionately known as the Pink Panther we’ve donated a share of her income every year since. So this year is our 8th year and we are up to £75,000 in donations. Here are a few of the jobs she has been on over the years.
AGD supports DWM at Mytholmroyd station
We’ve been helping out our customer DWM Civil Engineering installing sheet piles for a car park extension at Mytholmroyd railway station. One of our RTG RG16T Telescopic Leader Rigs with tier 5 engine first pre augered the pile positions, then a Sennebogen 643R 40 tons telescopic crawler crane pitched the piles for the rig to drive to depth with its 150 tons vibrator.
The whole operation was supported by a Marchetti Sherpina 25 tons telescopic crawler Crane which unloaded and loaded the piles onto a tractor and trailer for distribution. The job went very well. 240 linear metres of 14 m long pairs of ZZ26 sheet piles were installed in 4 weeks. Here are some photos to show the finished result!
AGD supplies two crawler cranes at Battersea
Recently we supplied two crawler cranes to Ivor King Piling for a job they were doing in Shuttleworth Road, Battersea, London.
The contract was to install a sheet pile retaining wall directly alongside the railway line in order to free up land for Network Rail to utilise for development. The site was extremely small and required he right size cranes to be selected for the space constraints.
The contractor used two Giken super crush silent pilers to install the sheet piles, and we supplied two crawler cranes to service them. Each crane has to pitch piles for the silent pilers to install, along with other duties such as unloading piles from delivery lorries, lifting the Giken etc.
The cranes supplied were as follows:-
Sennebogen 6100HD – 100 tons lattice boom crawler crane with virtual wall system and tilting / raising cab
Chosen for the heavy lifts and ability to reach to the furthest points of the site
Marchetti Roma – 55 tons telescopic boom crawler crane with virtual wall system and tilting cab
Chosen for the ability to work with its tracks retracted in a very tight corridor to service the silent pilers with piles.
Both cranes needed virtual wall systems to prevent working within the close proximity of the live railway line.
The job took about 4 weeks and progressed very well. We supplied both cranes with our own fully trained and directly employed operators.
Click here to download a case study of the job.