JCB Pilingmaster delivers ground engineering solution
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Pilingmaster from JCB has an operating weight of less than 12tonnes
JCB says it is creating a new sector in the ground engineering market with the development of a piling solution.
With an operating weight of less than 12tonnes, the company says its Pilingmaster, unveiled in concept form two years ago, “establishes a new market between pedestrian mini-piling rigs and full-size crawler machines.”
It has been developed in cooperation with ground engineering contractors across the UK, and benefits from a front loader, with joystick control, that can be used to remove unwanted material and to clean up the site after piling.
This, says the company, can remove the need for a second machine on site, cutting cost for the contractor.
Based on the four-wheel drive, four-wheel steer chassis of JCB’s most powerful backhoe loader, the Pilingmaster offers piling diameters of 350-600mm to a full drilling depth of 14m.
With a typical 450mm auger, the machine is capable of producing up to 150 linear m/day of pile, says JCB.