Piercing Tools: Equipment Spotlight

September 2013, Vol. 68 No. 9
TT Technologies' Grundomat is constructed from durable hardened alloy steel and reliable machined components.

Vermeer
The Vermeer Hole Hammer pneumatic piercing tool’s moving-head design provides full striking force of the piston to the head of the tool pulverizing stones into the surrounding soil. The residual energy generated is used to help the tool body travel through the compacted bore path. This results in more accuracy in tough soil conditions and reduced tool deflection. It also incorporates a mechanical reset for the head assembly, helping ensure each blow delivered compacts soil in front of the tool to increase production and accuracy. Because Hole Hammer tools feature a mechanical spring reset design, the head fits tightly to the body of the tool, resulting in an easy and smooth-starting tool. A ribbed tool body provides additional tool grip for traction in loose soils, helping achieve forward impact on each blow. Inside the body tube are precision-fitted components that reduce seal wear, overall tool maintenance and operating costs. The piercing tool is available in 2-, 2½- and 3-inch sizes. 641.628.3141, vermeer.com

Hudco Mfg.
Hudco Piercing Tools travel under streets and roads while traffic flows uninterrupted. They have exceptional power to penetrate tough soils and move quickly. Contractors, who install cable, pipe and wire underground, use Hudco tools because of their performance, reliability and low cost. With over 30 years of experience, Hudco technology is responsible for producing the highest quality tools, parts and accessories. Hudco also has the unique capability to provide parts and repair service for many of the leading brands of piercing tools. With a large inventory of replacement parts and accessories, Hudco is known for fast, dependable service. 888.815.6559, hudcomfg.com

Footage Tools
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All Footage Big Shots (pneumatic piercing tools) are CNC machined to exact dimensional tolerances from a solid billet of nickel chromoly steel and fully heat treated for superior strength and durability. The pistons are designed to withstand high impact conditions and treated with an anti-corrosive phosphate coating. Other features include an easily replaceable cartridge style shock absorber and a flexible air tube assembly to minimize internal deflection. Big Shots are available in 2”, 2.5”, 3” and 4” diameters along with a full complement of accessories. Now available with an industry leading 3 year warranty. 888.737.3668, footagetools.com