Screw Pile Installation Equipment Hire
ABC Anchors offer a range of Autoguide’s screw pile specific torque heads for hire. All torque heads come equipped with torque gauge for driving screw piles to the required installation torque.
Installers for 60R Piles
400H Hand-held Anchor Drive
Our 400H portable anchor installer is available with or without the hydraulic power pack and is ideal for use in confined spaces or areas of limited access. We hire this machine for installing our 60R screw piles, to accommodate loads up to 48kN.
500X / XG Torque Head
We have a range of mounting brackets to attach the 500X to excavators from 1.5 to 6 tonnes. This allows anchor installation at a wide range of angles. When access is not an issue, installation using the 500X instead of our handheld equipment allows our 60R screw piles to accept loads up to 60kN.
Installers for 76R Piles
The 1600X is the torque head of choice for installing our 76R screw piles, accepting loads up to 180kN. It can be mounted using a range of brackets to excavators from 4 to 7 tonnes.
Installers for 89R Piles
The 2500X is an excavator mounted torque head for use with 89R screw piles. Our largest pile can accept loads up to 250kN and must be installed using an excavator from 4 to 10 tonnes. The torque head is shown here with the Gimbal bracket, which allows installation when head room or the excavator boom arm length is an issue; mounting on the side of the head rather than the top.
Soil Test Probe
The soil test probe is used to determine the soil conditions on site where no soil investigation information is available. Torque readings are recorded at 250mm intervals to provide an indication of the properties of the soil. These readings can be easily correlated against SPT value charts to determine the soil type and it’s suitability for accepting screw piles.
As a general rule, screw piles are not designed to penetrate solid bedrock, nor are they able to penetrate through obstructions such as boulders or buried concrete. However most other soil types are acceptable.
Being hand driven or with a high torque battery drill, the data produced allows the engineer to design the most suitable pile configuration for the calculated loads.
On many small projects use of this equipment can result in overall price reduction (especially compared to a full ground investigation), with a high level of confidence in the finished result.