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Berminghammer’s EML30 awarded ORBA Innovation of the Year

Industry News
Written by Piling Canada
June 2019

A line of excavator-mounted piling leads has been in the development stage for several years and consists of three models: EML30, EML45 and EML60. In the spring of 2018, Berminghammer put its newest innovation to the test.

The EML30 – an excavator-mounted pile driving lead for 30-ton excavators – was to complete its first pile installation in Hearst, Ont. BOT Construction purchased the unit to complete some roadway protection shoring for several culvert replacements. They installed typical soldier pile and lagging retaining systems, as well as a more complicated combi wall system consisting of interlaced H-Piles and sheet piles.

BOT and Berminghammer’s work was recognized by the Ontario Road Builders’ Association and Berminghammer received the prestigious “Innovation Award” for 2019.

“Berminghammer has designed a magnificent excavator-mounted lead attachment that can be used on every job that requires steel piles. The EML30 excavator-mounted lead has proven to be an economical method to install sheet piles or H-piles on smaller or medium type projects with confined work areas. The ability to change the excavator from the lead attachment back to a conventional excavator allows full utilization of the excavator. The EML 30 attachment can be mobilized on a float while mounted on the excavator or separately. It has proven to be a useful tool that would be hard to go without. Sheet piling can now be scheduled within your own control and will make your project go a lot smoother. A great innovation, well done!” said Dan Campenelli, BOT Construction. 🍁

Category: Industry News

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