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APE / J&M 110K Drill Test Pile

Ebsary Foundation Company of Miami, FL installed the first test pile for the US Army Corps of Engineers Herbert Hoover Dike Culvert 1 & 1A Rehabilitation project along Lake Okeechobee in Moore Haven, FL this past week.  Ebsary purchased the drill late last year with a new 765 HP APE Power unit and a new APE Model 300 Vibratory Driver / Extractor.  The demonstration, reaction and test piles were all 24? diameter and ranged in length from 88 – 9 3 ft.  The piles took approximately 14 cubic yards of high strength grout with average drilling and pump time of 25-35 minutes. This was the first time Ebsary used their new APE / J&M 110K Drill and it ran perfectly with no problems of any kind.  ?APE/J&M continues to provide Ebsary with durable, reliable drills and vibratory hammers.  Their equipment capabilities and dependable service have allowed Ebsary to confidently pursue larger foundation and marine w ork? says President Scott Alfele.

We at APE / J&M are proud to be the Main Supplier of Foundation Equipment for Ebsary Foundation Company and look forward to many more years of helping them stay at the top of the Foundation Industry in Florida with 24 / 7 Service and the best products available.

APE / J&M has a new 110,000 ft. lb. drill in stock for immediate delivery, for information concerning the Purchase or Rental of the new APE / J&M 110,000 ft. lb. Drill please call Jim Casavant @ 1-863-660-8716 or email Jim at jimc@apevibro.com.

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APE in the Amazon Jungle!

Costa Fortuna has taken delivery of  new APE 200T with a 700 HP Power unit for use in the town of Almerim, Brazil on the Amazon River. Our long time Customer is driving 800 and 1200 mm Pipe Pile for Electric Transmission Tower bases, the overall height of the Towers will be 280 meters.

The Pipe Pile are 48 meters long and are driven to 150 ton capacity with some Pile testing over 360 tons. The Pile are started with the APE 200T / 700 and finished with a APE D50-42 Diesel Hammer, in some cases the pile are taken almost to grade and then set checked with the D50-42 to prove Bearing Capacity.

Michele Corda the Equipment Manager for Costa Fortuna was very impressed with the patented APE  two – stage suppressor Housing and it’s ability to dampen Vibration back to their new Liebherr Crane. While using their much older Foster 4150 Vibro the Crane computer would shut down due to the excessive Vibration from the old style Suppressor, not only did that shut down problem stop with the APE 200T but it also outdrove the heavier 4150 with ease at much lower fuel use.

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APE D128 in Talara, Peru

Savia Peru has taken delivery of their new APE D128 with APE / SEMW Offshore Leader system, this Hammer will be used to Drive Oil Platform legs 300 ft long or more off the Coast of Peru. With the fine Crew from Savia Peru doing excellent work the Hammer and Leader where put together and tested on a Batter pile of similar rake as the Oil Platform legs in 2 days. The Hammer and Leader system weighed in at 68 tons and is rated for up to an 8.5 degree batter. APE and SEMW have many options for Offshore systems and can fit any need.

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Costa Fortuna in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Costa  Fortuna in Sao Paulo, Brazil has purchased a new 200T Vibro and 700 Power unit with an 8 ft Caisson Beam and (2) 200 Caisson clamps and a 200 Sheet clamp. This Equipment will be used in Belem, Brazil on a Massive Power line Project. Costa Fortuna is a repeat APE customer and we wish them all the best in the future. For Sales in the Caribbean, Central or South America please contact:

Jim Casavant 1-863-660-8716 Cell 24/7 or jimc@apevibro.com

 

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GLF buys APE Equipment

GLF Construction recently purchased a Used APE 300 Vibro with a 630 Power unit and a APE Model 50 Drill with a APE 350 Power unit for the Port Galeota project in Trinidad. This is the second purchase by GLF for their continuing business in Trinidad. Project Manager Andy Sosa and Construction Manager Rick Alexander are looking forward to getting started after a year delay. I will be going down for the start up when the Barge arrives.
Good luck GLF and thank you for purchasing APE equipment.

Jim Casavant

American Piledriving Equipment
Regional Sales Manager

1-863-660-8716 cell anytime
1-863-815-5543 fax anytime

jimc@apevibro.com
jcasavant@earthlink.net

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Costa Fortuna goes APE again!

Michele Corda the Equipment Supervisor for Costa Fortuna and Jim Casavant of APE were on hand for the 1st Caisson driven with their new APE D50 outfitted with Costa Fortuna’s very well thought out Offshore Driving System. The System uses a Large drive plate with a Heavy Duty Pipe stub welded in the center, the Hammer in a Short Lead section is then lower onto the stub and Driving is complete.
The D50 will be used to drive the 2.5 mt. dia. x 58 mt. long Caisson’s for the new 3,000 meter Ponte Luis Inacio Lula da Silva Bridge. The Overall Shaft depth is 85 mt.

APE looks forward to many more projects with Costa Fortuna in the future.

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Brazil Goes APE!

Costa Fortuna a Foundation Contractor from Sao Paulo, Brazil has taken delivery of a new APE Model 100 Wick Drain installation system.
We assisted Costa Fortuna’s very fine crew with installing the system on their 245 Cat, the installation went smoothly with only minor problems with the Excavator’s older hydraulic system.
I look forward to many more projects with Costa Fortuna in the beautiful Country of Brazil.

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Leware Construction

Leware Construction is taking delivery of their new APE D36-42 this month, this is the 3rd APE Diesel Hammer purchased by Leware Construction in the last 3 years. Leware has also purchased a new APE Model 75 Top Drive Auger and APE 475 Power unit this year. We at APE Southeast are very proud to have repeat customers like Leware Construction and will do everything possible to make their jobs more profitable with fast service and top of the line APE / J&M products.

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Morris Shea Bridge

Morris Shea Bridge completed a New D19-42 Sale this month complete with 100 ft. of APE 21″ Heavy Duty Leads, this Hammer was part of the Orange City High School project in Central Florida. Morris Shea is a very high production Company and very demanding of the equipment. It makes me proud as an APE salesman that they converted the Rental into a Sale. Morris Shea also has a APE Model 200-6 Vibro working in Puerto Rico on a long term project and a APE Model 300 Vibro just starting on a project in South Florida.

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Marathon Seawall

Mr. Randy Culmer will take delivery of a new APE Model 20 Top Drive Auger with a New Tier III APE 260 Power Unit this month. He also purchased 64 ft. of new APE Heavy Duty 26″ Leads. Marathon Seawall is going into the Auger Cast in Place Pile Foundation work that is becoming more popular all over the Sate of Florida. The Florida Keys is a unique area with some very difficult drilling conditions, the APE Model 20 will be perfect for smaller diameter piles to a working depth of 40-50 ft.

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