September 2015 Vol. 70 No. 9

Equipment Spotlight

Equipment Spotlight: Piercing Tools

McLaughlin/Vermeer Hole Hammer piercing tool lineMcLaughlin / Vermeer
McLaughlin offers two options in its Vermeer Hole Hammer piercing tool line – a positive-turn reverse design and air-on quarter-turn reverse. Both lines of piercing tools offer contractors a durable, flexible design to handle a variety of utility projects. The popular positive-turn reverse design has minimal moving parts and is available in 2-, 2.5-, 3- and 4-inch sizes. A replaceable head is constructed of heat-treated steel alloy. The tailbolt system allows for 35 foot-pounds of torque. The new air-on quarter-turn reverse design is available in 2-, 2.5- and 3-inch tools. A moving-head design provides full striking force of the piston to the head of the tool, pulverizing stones into the surrounding soil. 864.277.5870,

TT TechnologiesThe Grundomat piercing tool from TT Technologies
The Grundomat piercing tool from TT Technologies bores consistently on target time after time.  It is constructed from durable hardened alloy steel and reliable machined components for maximum power and precision. Especially suitable for economical last mile installation, the Grundomat’s reciprocating stepped-cone chisel-head ensures high impact accuracy. The Grundomat is ideal for water, sewer, landscape and irrigation, gas, electrical and plumbing contractors. 800.533.2078,

HammerHead pneumatic piercing lineHammerHead Trenchless Equipment
HammerHead has four new tools in its pneumatic piercing line. They come in two sizes, 4-inch and 5.125-inch. Both sizes are available in a Catamount reciprocating head model or a fixed head model, and are ideal for installing utilities or any underground installation that requires minimal disruption to landscapes or buildings. Each comes with Power Port Reverse. This patented quarter-turn reverse design pneumatically locks into forward or reverse preventing accidental direction change during the bore. 800.331.6653,

Hudco Mfg.Hudco piercing tool
Hudco Piercing Tools travel under streets and roads while traffic flows uninterrupted. They have exceptional power to penetrate tough soils and move quickly. Contractors who install cable, pipe and wire underground, use Hudco tools because of their performance, reliability and low cost. With over 30 years of experience, Hudco technology is responsible for producing the highest quality tools, parts and accessories. Hudco also has the capability to provide parts and repair service for many of the leading brands of piercing tools. Hudco has a large inventory of replacement parts and accessories, with their most common sizes being 2-, 3- and 4-inch tools. 888.815.6559,

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