AGD supply all the equipment and labour for rail emergency job at Hook
We've been busy this bank holiday weekend working 24/7 installing sheet piles near Hook, Hampshire for NW Rail with an RTG RG19T telescopic leader rig and two SMS SG80 side grip vibros, all with pre auger equipment. We supplied not only the machines but the specialist labour as well, 10 men in total working non stop until the job was complete.
Click below to watch videos of the machines in action.
AGD provides one stop shop for JN Piling at Werrington
We are currently involved in a rail improvement project at Werrington, Near Peterborough for JN Piling. The contract involves installing 10 m long pairs of AZ26 sheet piles through very stiff clays in between the tracks while trains are in use.
Two RTG telescopic leader rigs were chosen for the piling. An RG16T for pre augering, and an RG19T for installation of the sheet piles using a 150 tons resonance free variable moment vibrator. Two 70 tons telescopic crawler cranes were also required for servicing the project. Two Sennebogen 673Rs were selected. One for unloading and loading sheet piles in the steel yard and the other for unloading at the site between the railway tracks.
The sheet piles are transported between the yard and the work site during possession each Saturday night via tractors and trailers also provided by us. And then distributed along the pile line using the 673R crane on site.
We were able to supply all the plant and operators to handle this project efficiently. As all of our piling rig operators can also operate crawler cranes and some can even drive tractors too! Thus negating the need for each machine to have its own operator as pile distribution is going on at different times to pile installation.
The job is progressing well. After the sheet piles there was also a requirement for some 833 mm diameter tubes to be installed which the RG19T carries out using a twist bar attachment fabricated in our fabrication shop, see photos and video below. Finally some sheet piles we're installed under a bridge using one of our SMS side grip vibros.
Ivor King chooses RTG from AGD for the 2nd time
Ivor King Piling chooses RTG for the second time. After their positive experience with their first RG21T which is pictured here drilling 600 mm diameter CFA piles in Leicester, a second rig was ordered.
It has now been delivered and you can read a case study here to learn about the success of the two rigs working together on the A14 in Cambridgeshire. The second machine is also equipped with a twin rotary head for dealing with hard ground and installation of secant walls.
A photo of the DKS 50/100 twin rotary head being handed over to Simon King & Andy King is also appended.
NCB FD200 CFA piling rig at Wolverhampton
AGD flies again! Sheet piling rig lifted into cofferdam in Thames for JN Piling
AGD flies again, this time one of our brand new Hyundai HX330L excavators with tier 4 engine is lifted into a cofferdam in the River Thames for JN Piling to install some additional sheet piles. The machine was stripped of its attachments in order to keep the weight to a minimum for lifting purposes.
Once inside it first had its dangle drill attachment fitted, to pre auger the very stiff soils ahead of the sheet pile installation process. Using the machine's quick hitch attachment it then switched effortlessly to the SMS SG80 side grip vibro to pitch the piles. And finally to the IHC Fundex CPE15 impact hammer to drive the piles to finished level.
AGD are well versed in devising ways to find solutions to gain access in difficult situations. We regularly strip down machines to reduce weights so that they may be lifted in and out of sites to keep costs to a minimum, and we have a fleet of compact crawler cranes and piling rigs suitable for restricted access locations.
Giken Super Crush Pilers popular with Highways England
600 number U profile sheet piles were installed as two retaining walls, immediately alongside a live carriageway on the A500 near Stoke on Trent. The walls were in close proximity to houses and so noise and vibration were a major consideration, along with minimising disruption so that the busy road could be kept open.
Two of IK's Giken ECO700S super crush pilers supplied and serviced by UK dealer AGD Equipment were deployed on the project. The super crush was necessary in order to deal with the mudstone soil conditions which a standard solo press would not have been able to handle.
Two of our Sennebogen 683R 80 tons telescopic crawler cranes were supplied by us as service cranes on hire to the project, handling the super crush equipment and pitching the sheet piles.
The project was a huge success and completed ahead of schedule. Highways England are so impressed they are looking at rolling out the use of Giken super crush systems across all of their smart motorway and dual carriageway widening schemes.
Click on the link below to see a video of the machines in action, and click here to read a case study about the project.
Visit us at our Open Days on the 4th & 5th of July 2019
We cordially invite you to attend an Open Day at our premises in Stratford upon Avon on the 4th and 5th of July where we will be introducing three new exciting products to the market.
The Sennebogen 613R is a 15 tons telescopic crawler crane ideal for compact sites, shaft construction and the utilities markets to name just a few.
The SMS PARS SG Multi Piler is an excavator mounted side clamp vibro hammer for the installation of sheet piles, H beams and tubes.
The Pajot 1200C air hammer is suitable for back driving or installing sheet piles, H beams, wooden piles and tubes.
All three machines are being demonstrated and customers are also invited to try them out for themselves.
Refreshments will be offered throughout the day and anyone wanting to make a weekend of it and stay over in our beautiful home town of Stratford upon Avon will have assistance rendered with finding accommodation and plenty of advice on where to visit.
Please register your intention to attend and to ask for further info by emailing or call 01789 292227 anyime and speak to the sales team.
Click on the links below to see the Sennebogen 613R, Pajot 1200C and SMS PARS SG80 in action!
NCB FD45 midi CFA rig enters the UK market
First new model NCB FD45 midi CFA rig sold in the UK. The machine has 4.5 ton metres of torque and can drill 600 mm diameter up to 12 m depth, and weighs just 15 tons. Contact us for further information and pricing.
Giken F301 silent piler installs egg shaped cofferdam in Southampton
One of our Giken F301 silent pilers is installing an egg shaped cofferdam as part of a development scheme along the banks of the river Itchen in Southampton, Hampshire.
The 14.5 m long AZ42 sheet piles have been installed for Knights Brown and their Bid Manager Nick Gibb commented "It's great to have a project where we have the opportunity to use the Giken silent piler, this provided so many advantages over traditional piling, not least the complex temporary works we would have needed to accommodate the oval shape".
Do you have silent piling requirements? Hard soils, odd shaped cofferdams, restricted access. No matter how difficult the challenge. AGD and our skilled operators have the solution.