HammerHead Trenchless Equipment and its new 34-in. (86 cm) ramming hammer received the Joseph L. Abbott Jr. Innovative Product Award at the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) Annual No-Dig Show.
The world’s largest pneumatic pipe ramming hammer was chosen because of its contribution to the advancement of the trenchless industry. The show was held in Sacramento from March 3 to 7 and hosted more than 140 exhibitors and 1,600 attendees.
Once a year NASTT recognizes companies with modern products in either the new installation or rehabilitation categories. The award was renamed in 2010 to honor the late Joseph L. Abbott Jr. who was an active member in the society since its start in 1990.
HammerHead first launched the new hammer in January at the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition in Houston. The 34-in. hammer can install casing 48 to 180 in. (122 to 457 cm) in diameter in drainage culvert and washover applications and can be used for pipe assist or pipe extraction, guided pilot bore ramming and horizontal directional drilling assist.
HammerHead CEO and President Brian Metcalf said, “It is an honor to accept the NASTT’s Innovative Product Award. This award confirms our continued commitment to providing innovative equipment, best in class product and advanced trenchless solutions. We are pleased that the release of the 34 inch hammer cements HammerHead’s position as industry leaders.”
The 34-in. rammer has already been released for production, and 48-in. collets are already available. Ram adapter cones are currently in development for other sizes ranging from 48 to 180 in.
Although the hammer is designed specifically for pipe ramming projects, with custom-built tooling the hammer also can be used for pipe bursting to replace 36-in. pipe and larger. HammerHead will provide custom-built accessories upon request.
HammerHead 34-in. pipe-ramming hammers are available from HammerHead Trenchless Equipment or from authorized dealers worldwide.
For more information, call 800/331-6653 or visit www.hammerheadtrenchless.com.
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