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Pneumatic Pipe Bursting

Overview

HammerHead® pneumatic pipe-bursting systems are being used by underground contractors around the world as an effective method to replace failing, outdated or under sized sewer, water and gas lines. Pipe bursting follows the path of the existing utilities, reducing utility strike risks and eliminating up to 85 percent of excavation work compared to open-cut methods. HammerHead leads the industry with proven technology and features designed to increase productivity.

Whatever the requirements of your pipe replacement job, HammerHead can help you be successful. HammerHead pneumatic pipe-bursting systems are configured to suit the specific conditions of your jobsite.

Industries
Plumbing
Wastewater
Municipalities
DOT/Rail
Gas
Features

Extensive product line

HammerHead offers eight pneumatic bursting tool models ranging from 5″ to 24″ (130 to 600 mm), capable of installing pipe from 6″ to 30″ (150 to 762 mm). We also offer 12 and 20 ton winches (11 and 18 tonnes) with features not found on competitive models.

Pneumatic hammers

Our tools are designed to handle the toughest pipe-bursting jobs with exceptional performance, with features you won’t find on competitive models. Like our patented and reliable true air reverse that is controlled above ground. The patented rear anvil provides up to 200 percent more clamp load than competitive models and is the most secure rear end assembly on the market.

Winches

HammerHead HydroGuide® winches are designed to maximize efficiency by minimizing setup time. Our winches are proven to withstand the high stresses of a pneumatic pipe bursting job and generate constant tension over the entire pull length while the line speed adjusts to the bursting speed automatically.

Accessories

HammerHead offers an extensive line of tooling for various types of pipe replacement projects and our engineering team can custom-build tooling to meet your exact needs.

People, service, and support

For decades HammerHead has led the industry in bringing innovative trenchless solutions to. No two projects are the same, so our dedicated team of industry experts work with you to develop customized solutions to meet your needs. And with a global network of dealers, we are here to support you after the sale — whether it’s in the in the field, on the phone or in your office — you can count on Hammerhead to be your trusted partner.

Specifications
Model Diameter – in (cm) Length – in (cm) Weight – lb (kg) Air – cfm (L/min) Pressure – psi (bar) Recommended Product Size – in (cm) Recommended Winch Model(s)
5.125 SR 5.125 (130) 62 (158.1) 214 (97) 98 (2,800) 110 (7.6) 6 (15) HG1200, HG1200AT
5.75″ SR 5.75 (145) 71 (180.9) 305 (138) 132 (3,700) 110 (7.6) 6–8 (15–20) HG1200, HG1200AT
7″ AR 7.00 (180) 77 (195.6) 511 (232) 235 (6,700) 110 (7.6) 8–10 (20–25) HG1200, HG1200AT
8″ AR 8.00 (200) 101 (256.3) 900 (408) 308 (8,700) 110 (7.6) 8–14 (20–36) HG1200, HG1200AT, HG2200, HG2200AT
12″ AR 12.00 (300) 91 (231.4) 1,568 (711) 600 (17,000) 110 (7.6) 12–18 (30–46) HG1200, HG1200AT, HG2200, HG2200AT
16″ AR 16.00 (400) 97 (245.1) 2,701 (1225) 1,050 (29,733) 110 (7.6) 16–24 (41–61) HG2200, HG2200AT
20″ AR 20.00 (500) 108.4 (275.3) 5,750 (2,608) 1,290 (36.5) 110 (7.6) 18–28 (45–71) HG2200, HG2200AT
26XPR 25.6 (650) 138 (351) 12,500 (5,670) 3,000 (84,950) 110 (7.6) 15–36 (400–900) HG2200, HG2200AT