MJ Lee uses an APE 150T vibro set up in a set of APE hammer leads and utilizes the speed of this set up by driving the first 60′ x 14″ h-piles with the vibro then splicing the second 60′ h-pile and driving it to grade with an Ape D30/32 diesel hammer. They are building a railroad bridge over the Canadian river in Canadian Texas.
WC Fore Trucking and Construction of Gulfport Mississippi was awarded the latest contract for the Port of Gulfport expansion. The job consists of driving roughly 2 million feet of wick drain. Mr. Fore contacted several wick installing companies in the USA to drive the wick but decided to buy one of the APE wick machines and using his own equipment and personel drive the wick on his own. Even though he has never installed wick before he is still installing up to 15,000 feet per day.
Here are some pictures of the APE D46 in 37 inch leads driving 30″x 60 – 70′ square concrete piles for a bridge job in Iowa, Louisiana. The contractor is F. Miller & Sons from Lake Charles, Louisiana.
They started out with a standard APE D46-32 fitted with a standard “four position mechanical” fuel pump but they had some easy driving to start with and the number one fuel setting was still delivering to much fuel and to much stroke. We removed the standard pump and replaced it with our new hydraulic fuel pump which increased the blows per minute from 50 on the number one setting on the manual fuel pump to 58 blows per minute with the hydraulically controlled pump.
The contractor was able to throttle down the hammer below the number one fuel setting. He could get through the easy driving without choking or “over fueling” which creates black smoke and causes the hammer to stop running.
This actual job site report shows that APE’s new infinitely variable hydraulically controlled fuel pump delivers new capabilities to the APE diesel hammer.
The new fuel pump technology can fit any Delmag or APE diesel hammer. The new technology also allows the pile buck to visuallly see the regulating pin on front of the pump. See the photos for details. For more information call Joe Wright at APE Houston by dialing 832-724-1044. Call today for a free test of this new technology.