Piling hammer and ground improvement equipment specialist BSP has said that it is to launch new impact compaction equipment at this year’s Bauma construction equipment exhibition, which is due to take place in Munich, Germany from 8 to 13 April.
The latest model of the Rapid Impact Compactor range will be displayed on a Hyundai HX 520 excavator and alongside an example from its DX range of compact hydraulic piling hammers.
The new MK3 Rapid Impact Compactor has a 9t drop weight and is fitted with a new sound attenuation pack which has been designed by BSP to significantly reduce the noise level produced by the compactor when in operation. The new model fills the gap between the 7t and 12t drop weight models and the range is topped by a 16t model.
The DX hammer that will also be on display has been specifically developed to drive steel sheet piles. It has been designed as an attachment for mounting on tracked or road/rail excavators with an operating weight of around 36t.
Three models are available, the DX20, DX25 and the larger DX30, which offer drop weights of 1.5t to 2.5t. Maximum impact energy is 20kNm through to 30kNm respectively while blow rate at rated energy for both models is approximately 60 blows per minute. All DX hammers can be used to drive sheet piles, small bearing piles, tubular steel or concrete piles with ultimate load bearing up to 1800kN. They can be mounted as an excavator attachment or to a leader/dedicated rig.