Pushing / Pressing Sheet Piles
Why push sheets instead of vibrate?
Pressing sheets instead of vibrating has become a very common practice in areas where keeping ground and noise disturbance to a minimum is required. Some of the concerns with vibrating sheet pile in certain areas are that:
- It is often ineffective in ground conditions such as plastic, dense clay or compacting sands/gravels.
- It can cause damage to surrounding structures resulting in litigation and repair costs.
- It is often noisy.
- It can cause settlement under existing structures such as roads, buildings, or adjacent property.
This piece of equipment offers the following advantages:
- Environmentally Friendly - Quiet, vibration free, and does not disturb the soil.
- Productive - Pushes 4 Z-sheets at a time and requires only one pile buck and an operator.
- Safe - All sheet can be threaded at waste level.
- Accurate - Mast adjustment cylinders allow for the straight and accurate placement of sheets.
- Easy to Use - Remote control box and slewing of the mast up to 180° lets the cab operator see his work.
- Powerful - Each cylinder produces up to a load of 170,000 pounds of force and by reading the gauges, it is possible to determine the static load on the sheets.