Midi Pipe Handlers
The lightweight insertion tool attaches to a mini excavator using bucket pins.
During operation, the Midi Pipe Handler can be controlled entirely from the safety of the cab, removing the need for operatives to be in the trench at any time.
The fixed J-shape lower jaw is designed for side loading of the PE; it then cradles the pipe, while the hydraulic upper jaw clamps the pipe and inserts it into the host pipe using the hydraulic power of the excavator. Typical insertion speeds of up to 10 metres per minute can be achieved.
For use with a typical 3 tonne class hydraulic excavator, the Midi Pipe Handler accommodates pipe diameters up to 180mm, with a full range of shell inserts available to handle specific pipe sizes.