UEA has recently been awarded multiple larger diameter pipe bursting contracts which saw the need to expand the current range of equipment to include this hydraulic burster. With the power pack set up on a crane truck, UEA has the ablility to operate the burster up to 40 metres from the truck. The Grundoburst 800G uses patented TT interlocking rods which are designed to be lighter and safer.
The second purchase – a Vermeer/Hammerhead 50T Hydraulic burster with power pack – gives UEA the capabilty to burst 100mm and 150mm mains. The power pack is small enough to be transported into backyards and other restricted sites by an excavator. This pipe bursting rig uses one metre long screw on bursting rods which are designed to handle sweeping bends, encrusted lines and long burst lengths. The ability to remove a rod mid way through a line, means that the rods do not need to be cut if a problem arises.
Pipe bursting technology can be used to replace size for size, slip lining smaller diameter pipe or upsizing to a larger diameter pipe. To learn more about pipe bursting visit the UEA Technical Centre or contact Jordan Moeser.