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.
Giken GRB system "flown" into Langley station
We've been busy over the past few weeks and weekends for Universal Piling at Langley station, near Slough in Berkshire. The task was to install a line of 8 m long L606 'U' profile sheet piles alongside a railway line through tough soil conditions in extremely restricted access.
The equipment selected for the task was:
Giken F201 silent piler with EU300 stage 4 power pack mounted on UR1 unit runner (to facilitate the power pack travelling on top of the previously installed sheet piles as there is no space for it to track alongside)
Giken CB2-5 7 tons capacity clamp crane (the crane "walks" along the previously installed sheet piles behind the Giken F201 once again due to lack of access for a standard crawler crane to work).
Giken AT120 water jet pump and tank
Giken JR22 super jet reel (water jetting equipment required to assist with penetrating the tough soils to suceed in installing the piles to the required level)
The first hurdle was to lift the equipment into the site from a compound over the station perimeter fence. This had to be done during possession hours on Saturday nights. Once in to site the Giken F201 installed the first few piles using a mobile crane to pitch the piles, and then the clamp crane was lifted in and continued along the line behind the silent piler until the job was completed. Once the last pile was in the clamp crane and F201 silent piler "walked back" along the previously installed piles and were lifted back out during another weekend possession.
All in a days (and nights) work for the AGD team!
If you have a sheet piling project with access problems or hard soils, Giken offers the right solution. Contact us for sales or rental enquiries.
NCB FD200 installing displacement piles in London
The NCB FD200 CFA rig has a 20 ton metre torque rotary head, can drill a max diameter of 900 mm up to 24 m deep, 360 degrees around the tracks, is equipped with a pull down winch of 5.5 tons, a powerful 400 hp engine, and weighs 59 tons.
It is pictured here working in Stratford, east London installing 350 mm diameter displacement piles to approx. 8 m depth through dense soils and producing outputs of up to 100 columns per day.
Click on the link below to see a video of it in action.
AGD 'Flying Squad" arrives at New Scotland Yard in London
AGD 'Flying Squad' arrives with a brand new Marchetti Sherpina 25 tons telescopic crawler crane at New Scotland Yard basement site for Keltbray
This extremely compact and lightweight machine was specified for its ability to be lifted into the basement with the smallest crane possible.
It was delivered and lifted into place early on a Saturday morning and went straight to work. Within 2 days of being on site and having shown its versatility a second unit was ordered and delivered the following Thursday.
These cranes are proving so popular up and downthe UK we've ordered more. The next one arrives shortly. Watch our news section and subscribe to our Social Media channels for further updates.
You can view a video of the machine being lifted into site by clicking on the link below.