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Fraser River Pile and Dredge Drives Test Piles with Largest APE diesel in North America

Jack McQuarrie and his crew prepare to drive a 42″ .750-wall steel pipe pile and a 24″ 1″-wall pipe pile for the Pitt Mann Elevated Bridge in Port Coquitlam, BC. The projected tip elevation is 33 feet into the very dense till starting at an average depth of 360′.

The piles were first vibrated into place with an APE 300 vibro then most of the pile length was driven with a D62 until practical refusal was met.

The final driving with the D180-42 started with mid 50′s blow count per foot and ended 16 plus feet into the till at 150 blows per foot.

The offshore driving system was direct drive. The transferred energy from the hammer to the pile was on average 80% of the rated energy.

If you have any questions concerning this job or any APE products feel free to contact us at your local satellite or Dave Yingling at 800-248-8498

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IMECO Austria Is Spotlighted In Construction World Magazine

APE’s Middle East distributor is featured in this month’s Construction World Magazine. IMECO is headed by Karl Pacik. Karl buys used ICE and J&M vibratory pile/drivers from APE and sells them in the Middle East. He also sells new APE and J&M equipment. He has helped APE expand and is a key factor in APE’s worldwide expansion.

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Get Your Hammer Ready for Your Next Job

Bring your hammer to us and we will put it in our new test stand. We will drain out the old fuel, flush the tank, and add fresh clean fuel. We will then run the machine, checking compression and energy delivery. We can inspect the lead guides and tripping device and update any warranty issues. We will then provide a certification that your machine is ready to drive piles. We offer this service for both diesel and hydraulic impact hammers. We also offer free training while your machine is in our facility.

We can put your hammer in our state-of-the-art steam pit and clean it and paint it so that when it arrives on your job site it send an impressive message to the crew and to the owners.

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APE Northeast Now Offering Free Testing and Certification of Pile Drivers

APE Northeast has a new facility in Sayreville, New Jersey, complete with a state-of-the-art testing stand. We now offer free testing of your pile hammer. Send your machine to APE and we will put it in our test stand and fully test it and certify its energy output. Then we can prepare your machine for its next job. We will drain and flush your fuel and oil system and change filters. We can update and service your pile driver and add a fresh coat of paint on it so it looks perfect on your next job. Send your crew to our facility for on site training while we service your machine. For more information call Paul Kuzik or Bill Zaidie at APE Northeast. 201 274-3214

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Morgan and Oswood Builds Underpass in Idaho.

Using the Model 300 driver/extractor, Dave Jellum with Morgan and Oswood, installs a cut off wall next to live rail road tracks to support the heavy rail traffic during the excavation process. The driven piles will be done with the contractor owned 40,000 foot pound single acting diesel hammer. The patented two stage suppressor provides the crane operator a smooth transition from full vibration speed to off. Single stage suppressors with comparable line pull are too rigid and create unacceptable crane boom vibration.

The photos display an affective mathod for stepping sheets in high blowcount non cohesive silts and sands.

For more information about APE’s patented two stage suppressor and other jobsite advantages of APE equipment, click on the location tab above and call any of our office managers.

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