West Coast Order Fulfillment Center

May 8, 2023

A new HammerHead® Trenchless CIPP Order Fulfillment Center (OFC) in Fresno, California, is now fully operational. West Coast customers order the same as always but experience increased availability and shorter delivery times. Read More

Florida CIPP Order Fulfillment Center fully operational

March 7, 2023

A new HammerHead® Trenchless Order Fulfillment Center (OFC) located in West Melbourne, Florida, is now fully operational. Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) installers throughout the Southeast United States are receiving their orders for consumables faster. HammerHead customers served by the new West Melbourne OFC will not experience any change in how they order, said Martin Short, HammerHead East U.S. Sales Manager. “The only difference they might notice is in availability and shorter delivery times, knowing they’ll get items ordered much quicker.” Read More

WWETT 2023

February 21, 2023

Bluelight LED technology from HammerHead Trenchless featured in Live Demo area of WWETT Show 2023 Read More

HammerHead Launches Online Learning

December 6, 2022

The industry leading trenchless technique learning center is now available at your fingertips with the launch of our learning management system, HammerHead University Online. This free online learning platform offers courses covering a variety of HammerHead’s products, including Bluelight CIPP, PortaBurst PB30, static and pneumatic bursting, point repair, along with product documentation like user manuals. Read More

New Order Fulfillment Center in PA

October 3, 2022

HammerHead® Trenchless has announced the opening of its first U.S. Order Fulfillment Center (OFC) for cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) consumables. The Greencastle, Pennsylvania, location will help customers from Ohio to Massachusetts and south to North Carolina receive their CIPP consumable shipments in as little as one day. The OFC also offers same-day pickup to those who prefer to collect their orders at the facility. Read More

HammerHead’s Kozman Appointed ISO position

August 26, 2022

Lake Mills, WI – Dave Kozman, HammerHead Trenchless Sr. Applications Engineer, was appointed in June as a technical expert representing the United States in ISO Technical Committee 138 (TC138), Subcommittee 8: Rehabilitation of Pipeline Systems. Kozman joins Patrick Vibien, head of ANSI Technical Advisory Committee to ISO TC138 and Technical Director of the Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI), in representing the United States on ISO topics relating to water supply pipe and drainpipe rehabilitation. The appointment gives the United States a vote in ISO pipe rehabilitation standards again after more than a two-year absence. Read More

HammerHead HydraSlitter™ kits available now to address lead pipe water service crisis

June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022 - Lake Mills, WI – HammerHead™ Trenchless HydraSlitter™ kits are designed to help industry professionals meet the 10-year U.S. goal of replacing all lead pipe service laterals. The newest addition to the HammerHead Same Path™ technology line, the HydraSlitter™ system provides a minimally invasive, low-cost, effective alternative to opencut replacement of lead potable water pipe 0.5 to 1.0 inches in diameter. Select from two full-system HydraSlitter kits now available online. Kits once ordered arrive within a few days containing all tooling and accessories the contractor needs for that specific job. Contents include the appropriate slitter, blades, expanders, cable, duct-rodder, and cable grip for the excavator, as well as a tooling assembly selection chart and instructions. Read More

HydroBurst® 100XTR

October 20, 2021

HammerHead® Trenchless has announced the release of the new HydroBurst® 100XTR radio remote pipe bursting system. Read More

HydroGude® HG550 Winch

October 6, 2021

HammerHead® Trenchless has announced the release of the new HydroGuide HG550 cable winch. Read More

Next-Generation Bluelight LED System

July 7, 2021

HammerHead Trenchless has released its newly redesigned Bluelight LED cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining system. The next-generation Bluelight system features user-friendly enhancements and expanded capabilities making it an ideal solution for the rehabilitation of laterals and small sewer pipes 3 to 10 inches in diameter. Read More

HammerHead Trenchless Announces Leadership Transition

February 18, 2021

Jeff Gabrielse has been appointed Managing Director, assuming leadership of the HammerHead organization. Read More

SLX1300 Pipe Extraction System

March 10, 2020

HammerHead® Trenchless has announced a new addition to its award-winning line of Same Path™ technology: the NEW SLX1300 trenchless pipe extraction system for small diameter steel natural gas services. Pipe extraction using the patented SLX1300 is an innovative new method of replacing coated and bare steel gas service lines 0.5 to 1.25 inches in diameter, up to 100 feet in length. Read More

New Product - Wet Out Table

March 12, 2019

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works Company, unveiled unveiled a leap forward in wet-out accuracy at the 2019 WWETT Show in Indianapolis. The company’s new WT212-3D wet-out table features a unique 3-drive roller system and no-shim gap control that combine to deliver highly accurate and uniform resin saturation for quality CIPP installations. Read More

HeatWave Curing System

February 26, 2019

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works Company, introduced the HeatWave, an all-in-one, hot-water curing system, at the recent WWETT exposition in Indianapolis, February 21-23. The HeatWave is a field tested, user-friendly, fully integrated unit that provides for quick activation of the resin and shortened curing times. Read More

Bluelight LED System

February 19, 2019

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works Company, has announced its exclusive Bluelight™ LED system is now available in North America. Already proven in Europe and Russia, the Bluelight system is a Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) lining system that cures up to five times faster than conventional methods. Made for laterals and small sewer pipes 4 to 10" in diameter, this exclusive technology greatly reduces the time installers must wait for a liner to cure, allowing them to complete jobs more quickly. Read More

The Toro Company to Acquire The Charles Machine Works, Inc.

February 15, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (February 15, 2019) – The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held The Charles Machine Works, Inc., an Oklahoma corporation and the parent company of Ditch Witch and several other leading brands in the underground construction market, for $700 million in cash subject to certain adjustments set forth in the definitive agreement. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is currently anticipated to close before the end of Toro’s fiscal 2019 third quarter. More detailed information regarding the transaction is included in an investor presentation available at Read More

QuickLok Inversion Drums

February 5, 2019

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works Company, announced today that the new QuickLok inversion drums will be launched at the 2019 WWETT show in Indianapolis February 21-23 in their booth #5206. The QuickLok Drum’s design offers cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) installers the most user-friendly and best performing inversion drum in the industry. With two drum sizes capable of holding up to 125 feet & 225 feet of 4” liner respectively, the QuickLok features a patent-pending, single-lever lockdown that gives operators a positive seal and secure latch every time. Read More

New Leadership Announced For Subsite® Electronics And HammerHead® Trenchless

February 4, 2019

Charles Machine Works has named Kevin Smith president of Subsite® Electronics and HammerHead® Trenchless. The company also announced a joint leadership team headed by Smith. Read More

Bluelight LED Curing Technology

November 15, 2018

HammerHead® Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works Company, of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, USA, and Per Aarsleff Pipe Technology, of Aarhus, Denmark, have signed a long-term, strategic partnership agreement that includes plans for HammerHead to produce and distribute the Bluelight LED Curing System for Cured-In-Place pipe (CIPP) to markets outside of Europe and Russia. Read More

World Class Training Facility Unveiled

November 6, 2018

HammerHead Trenchless is proud to offer industry-leading training services for trenchless method practitioners at our world-class training facility in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and online (coming Fall of 2019). Read More

LT-20PRO Lining Trailer

July 9, 2018

HammerHead® Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works company, has introduced a new, purpose-built trailer for cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) applications that gives installers a uniquely versatile and efficient workstation suited to almost any job they encounter. Read More

New Website

May 7, 2018

The launch of the newly redesigned website now gives customers in a wide range of industries even faster, easier access to in-depth information and resources regarding trenchless methods, products and consumables. Read More

Promotion Announcements

April 9, 2018

HammerHead Trenchless of Lake Mills, Wisconsin, a Charles Machine Works company, has promoted three of its top personnel to newly created management positions. HammerHead President Kevin Smith said the new positions are part of an internal expansion initiative that strengthens the company’s existing focus on customers and users. Read More

New Product - 26XPR Hammer

January 22, 2018

HammerHead® Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works company, has introduced the first of the XPR series of high performance pneumatic pipe bursting and pipe ramming hammers. Read More

New Product - HG2200 Winch

October 3, 2017

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works company, introduced its new 22-ton, radio remote-controlled HydroGuide® HG2200 cable winch at the 2017 ICUEE trade show in Louisville, Kentucky. Read More

New Product - R200

April 4, 2017

HammerHead® Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works company, has introduced the new HammerHead Roughneck™ R200, the first two-inch rock hammer engineered specifically for horizontal directional drilling applications. The R200, the smallest pneumatic rock hammer of HammerHead’s Roughneck line, is designed to expand the capabilities of small utility drills allowing 7000- to 10,000-ton class directional drills to effectively drill through solid rock as well as other difficult soil conditions. Read More

New Product - HG1200 Winch

October 6, 2016

HammerHead® Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works company, has introduced the powerful, new HammerHead HydroGuide® HG1200 winch optimally designed to be more efficient and easy to use in pipe-bursting, slip-lining or slitting applications. Read More

Acquisition Announcement

September 20, 2016

HammerHead Trenchless, a Charles Machine Works company, has announced the acquisition of RS Lining Systems, LLC, the provider of RS Technik® pipe rehabilitation solutions in the Americas. Read More

New Product - Coating System

April 25, 2016

HammerHead® Trenchless Equipment, a Charles Machine Works company, now offers the Picote Pipe Coating System and the Picote Smart Spider pipe cleaning tool. These new additions to the Picote product line allow HammerHead Trenchless Equipment to offer solutions for a larger range of pipe rehabilitation projects and conditions. Read More

Innovation Award

April 20, 2016

The North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) has chosen HammerHead® Trenchless Equipment’s Same Path™ gas line slitting technology for recognition as an industry-leading innovation in 2016. Read More