Hulcher's vibratory hammer pile driver is an excavator-mounted attachment with an articulating side grip that speeds the pile driving process.
This innovative device uses the excavator's hydraulics to quickly pick up, unload, place, drive and extract the piling. It is designed to overcome obstacles such as low overhead clearance and narrow passageways.
The pile driver and excavator are operated by a single operator, with all hydraulic functions integrated to a simple joystick-mounted control. There is also an on-board computer with a digital real-time graphic display that assists the operator with driving the pile to within 1º.
Hulcher's vibrating pile drivers can handle 3,600 lbs. in the side jaws and are capable of driving pile up to 50' long. High frequency vibrations liquefy the soil, which significantly reduces the time required to drive a pile in the ground, thereby improving productivity.
The vibratory hammer pile driver can be used for:
As a leading pile driving contractor, Hulcher can help with various types of projects nationwide, including:
Anyone who has worked with railroad contractors knows that the most important part of an excavator and its attachments is the operator. Hulcher’s operators are railroad specialists. They have received training in railroad applications, are current in safety and security certification requirements for all Class I railroads, and have spent years perfecting their craft in maintenance-of-way environments.With their extensive railroad experience, our operators can work seemlessly with your rail gangs.
Hulcher's vibratory hammer pile drivers support a wide range of grade stabilization, water drainage, soil erosion and other engineering services projects. Call Hulcher today at 800-637-5471 to learn more about our vibratory hammer pile drivers or to schedule one for your next project.
|Case Study - Pile Driver With Rail
The railroad was concerned about a 100-foot stretch of track along a highway where the embankment was crumbling into the road. They quickly determined that grade stabilization was needed, and proposed a unique solution: they would use pieces of recycled rail to stabilize the soil rather than invest in new H-beams or sheet pile. The railroad looked to Hulcher Services to assist with this unconventional approach to lift and drive recycled rail.
|Case Study - Hulcher Pile Driver, Excavator Support Rail Gang on Bridge Stabilization
The retaining wall and soil around a bridge was in need of repair. The soil had eroded away and the retaining wall had collapsed, making the bridge less able to support rail traffic. The railroad had a crew onsite, ready to rebuild the retaining wall and drop in fill dirt, but they needed an experienced railroad contractor to drive the steel beams needed to provide the necessary support and durability.
|Case Study - Pile Driver, Excavator and Hi-Rail Rotary Dump Truck Stabilize Bank at Bridge Headwall
A significant erosion issue was causing the railroad to lose track profile adjacent to the headwall at one corner of a bridge. They needed an experienced railroad contractor to build up and stabilize the bank around the headwall.
|Case Study - Excavator / Vibratory Hammer Pile Driver Drive H-Beams for Sound Barrier Wall at Hump Yard
The noise from a hump yard's master retarder interefered with the work environment at a nearby locomotive repair shop. The railroad decided to build a sound barrier made of stacked concrete, supported by H-beams; they needed a pile driver contractor who was qualified to work at the busy hump yard to set up the steel framework for the sound barrier.
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