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Underground construction is big in Texas
February 8, 2013, 12:04 am
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Great article from our friends in Texas! Check it out!

Bernadette Ballantyne

Locals like to say that everything is bigger in Texas and this is certainly true of the world’s largest pneumatic pipe ramming hammer. Unveiled by manufacturer HammerHead Trenchless Equipment at the Underground Construction Technologies expo in Houston, the 34 inch (860mm) device can install pipe casing up to 180 inches (4500mm). This is hot news for Underground Utilities magazine which sent me to visit the exhibition and find out what is new in the world of underground construction.

For those of you (like me) who are not expert in pneumatic hammers the technology is mainly used to ram steel casing through ground in locations where opening up a trench is not an option such as a road, a railway or a river. The significance of the new piece of equipment is that it can be used to install a much larger diameter pipe casing underground than HammerHead’s earlier 24inch (61mm)…

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