News

New Product - Wet Out Table

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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.

December 31, 1969

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 www.thetorocompany.com. Read More

QuickLok Inversion Drums

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

The launch of the newly redesigned HammerHeadTrenchless.com 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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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

December 31, 1969

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