Network Rail impressed by the peformance of our Giken silent pilers in Buckinghamshire
AGD recently supplied on hire 2 units Giken F201 silent pilers with factory trained operators to JN Piling to install 6 m long U profile sheet piles on an embankment alongside the Chiltern railway line, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
The machines were serviced by Movax side grip vibros mounted on excavators also supplied by ourselves for pitching duties. Network Rail were particularly impressed with the performance of the Giken silent pilers as opined in this article featured in the Construction Index.
AGD flies yet again! Sennebogen 643R lifted onto a barge in Plymouth
One of our Sennebogen 643R 40 tons telescopic crawler cranes pictured here being lifted onto a barge for specialist marine contractor Land & Water in Plymouth, Devon. The machine was chosen for it's relatively light weight compared to it's lifting capacity and will be on site on hire with experienced oeprator for approx 6 weeks.
Giken F301 super crush piler at work in France
Giken F301 super crush piler recently sold to Ivor King Piling at work installing 12.5 m long PU28 sheet piles in Lyon, France through dense sands.
The piles are being installed to protect a 150 year old wall that prevents the river from flooding, and most of the operation will be carried out from pontoons. The decking supplied with the Giken makes this possible without the need for expensive temporary works. The machine is working 2 shifts per day in order to complete the work as quickly as possible.
AGD are Giken distribrutors for the majority of Europe and conduct business in France through their dealer Pajot who are specialists in the sheet piling market.
AGD donates £50,000 to Cancer Research
Our famous pink Marchetti Sherpa 70 tons telescopic crawler crane has now raised an amazing £50,000 for the charity Cancer Research.
The machine is pictured here on hire to infrastructure civil engineering specialists Murphy Group assisting with a landslip recovery alongside the Chiltern Railway Line in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire close to our head office at Stratford upon Avon.
We chose to paint the crane pink in memory of one of our founder members and 10% of its income is donated to the charity each year.
RTG RG21T telescopic leader rig on hire on the beach
Pictured here is one of our brand new RTG RG21T telescopic leader rigs on hire to CMP-Barker installing pairs of up to 9 m long Z piles on the beach at Withernsea. The powerful 150 tons resonance free variable moment vibro was able to install the piles to level through stiff clays without the need for pre-augering. Click on the link below to see the machine in action.
Fussey Piling choose RTG from AGD for the 3rd time!
Oxfordshire based Fussey Piling have just taken delivery of a brand new RTG RG16T telescopic leader rig as part of a deal for 2 units. Pictured here at the handover ceremony at the RTG factory in Germany is Petr Wluka of RTG, David Jones and Graham Hall of Fussey Piling, Robert Law of AGD Equipment and Matthias Saehn of RTG.
This is the 3rd batch of 2 x RTG rigs for Fussey Piling. The first 2 units were supplied in 2001 and the 2nd two in 2006. Firm proof that Fussey have enjoyed excellent service from the product and AGD as the dealer providing full product support over this extended period.
These machines have been supplied with the latest 150 tons vibratory hammers. The MR150V coupled with the Cat C18 570 kw engine making the RTG the most powerful telescopic leader rig on the market in its class.
RTG telescopic leader rigs are available for sale or hire in the UK & Ireland from AGD.
Vertikal Days moves to Silverstone
5th Giken silent piler sold to Ivor King Piling
We've recently delivered the 5th new Giken silent piler to King Piling of Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Having bought their first Giken ECO700S in 2012 their fleet has now expanded to include 3 units of the latest model F301 silent piler and 2 units of the ECO700S models, 3 of which are equipped with super crush equipment. Making them the only owner of super crush pilers in the UK and the largest in Europe.
These versatile machines can install U profile sheet piles from 600-750 mm wide and Z profile sheet piles from 508-700 mm wide in all types of soil conditions. Pictured here is one of their ECO700S super crush pilers installing 12 m long PU32 sheet piles through rock with a strength of up to 90mpa near Abergavenny in south Wales for Costain Civil Engineering. Two of these units were deployed for a period of 6 months to install a sheet piled wall in the most onerous ground conditions you could expect to find with complete success.
Movax SG45 and Pajot 1400 air hammer installing sheet piles in Leeds
Our Movax SG45 side grip vibrator mounted on 25 tons zero swing radius Hyundai excavator recently helped to overcome a very challenging contract in Leeds, West Yorkshire for JN Piling. The last minute job required some 6 m sheet piles to be installed into mudstone to form a retaining wall and there was no access for a leader rig which would have been the ideal choice for these soil conditions. We mobilised the Movax and excavator on a step frame low loader to minimise the access issues, pitched the sheets with the vibrator and then used our Pajot 1400 air hammer to drive them down to level.
All in all a job well done with a satisifed client and specialist sub-contractor.
AGD are the restricted access specialists! Call us for any crawler crane or piling equipment requirements.
Sennebogen 643R telescopic crawler cranes supplied to British Antarctic Survey
We are proud to be associated with the relocation of Halley Research Station in the south Pole, by way of supplying 2 brand new Sennebogen 643R, 40 tons telescopic crawler cranes to the British Antarctic Survey for the project. The cranes were prepared especially for the antarctic weather including the engines being set up to run on aircraft fuel. Full details of this exciting project can be read here.
The machines are photographed here busy at work on the pack ice, loading storage containers and hiding from blizzards!