Roberts was named director of Pile Master Products in
early 2019. His duties include overseeing manufacturing;
setting up a national dealer network for distribution, sales
and rental; and developing training programs for sales, service
and repair. Roberts is a pile driving equipment veteran who
started his career in 1999, as parts manager for Florida-based
Pile Master hammers can be guided with 21- or 26-inch
(53- or 66-centimetre) leads, or freely suspended with an
extended base to drive timber piles, H-piles, steel pipe and
pre-stressed concrete piles. An optional sheet pile adapter
makes the hammers ideal for driving sheet piles in soil
conditions where a vibratory hammer cannot achieve the
required depth. Pile Master hammers are also environmentally
friendly, using a biodegradable anti-freeze as the
There are currently four Pile Master models available.
The 24-900 offers an adjustable stroke from six to 24 inches
and 450 to 1,800 foot-pounds of energy; the 24-2500 offers
1,250 to 5,000 foot-pounds of energy; the 36-3000 offers six
to 36 inches and 1,500 to 9,000 foot-pounds of energy; and
the 36-5000 offers 2,500 to 15,000 foot-pounds of energy. The
24-900 and 24-2500 models require a 185-CFM air compressor,
while the 36-3000 and 36-5000 models require only
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Revolutionary new side gripper offers higher reliability
Dieseko Group B.V. has recently launched a revolutionary
new side gripper: the 2308SG.
“Dieseko is using over 45 years of experience in vibratory
hammers to be applied in their new side gripper, making it
a unique and reliable machine. Unique in the side clampprinciple
and in elastomer geometry and reliably applied by
proven vibratory technology,” said Dirk Smulders, CEO of
“During the development phase of our Side Gripper,
Dieseko’s R&D engineers focused on providing a concept
which improves the challenges experienced with side grippers
currently available, without neglecting Dieseko’s design
philosophy (limited number of moving parts, protected
hoses; both resulting in a high reliability, only three hoses
Four major differences compared to existing systems are:
1. Unique linear side-clamping system results in a more efficient
clamping load transfer.
2. Modular side-grip clamping system results in less
downtime during exchange of the side-grip inserts for
3. Clamp opens up to 330 millimetres for sheet piles and
H-beams, and 550 millimetres for casings.
4. Unique multi-directional elastomers create a more stable
and predictable movement of the dynamic part of the
The exchangeable excavator connection adapter allows
the side gripper to fit onto any excavator adapter type, and
the unlimited 360-degree rotary head with +/- 35-degree tilting
adapter makes it possible to operate the side gripper in any
position while handling a profile. Its distinct design is easily
accessible for maintenance.
After extensive testing, partly by experienced side gripper
operators, the results and experiences are promising. The
2308SG uses an oilflow of 214 litres per minute at 350
bar. A 35 tonne excavator is required for best performance.
Operating the side gripper can be done by a remote control
joystick or excavator controls.
More information at www.diesekogroup.com.
Foundation Hammers, LLC has expanded the Pile Master line of
air hammers to bring value to the entire pile driving industry
DIESEKO GROUP B.V.
FOUNDATION HAMMERS, LLC
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