The Masterhitch Pile Cropper is a must-have plant attachment, and it is perfect for any construction fleet.
WHAT IS A PILE CROPPER AND WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF IT?
Piles can be made of various materials including wood, concrete or steel, and are recognised as cylindrical poles. They are pushed into the ground, and a structure is built on top of them. They are designed to support buildings in areas that have weak soil. When piles are placed in the ground, they are often topped with a cap that is made of concrete. Therefore, keeping the group of piles together and sturdy.
As you can imagine lifting and cropping piles will be incredibly heavy due to the material they are made from. Additionally, placing them correctly will require precision. The Masterhitch Pile Cropper will complete these tasks with ease.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you work within the construction industry, you’ll likely have come across the pile cropper. However, the design of the attachment varies from company to company. For instance, our digger attachment is complete with four jaws, resulting in better grip for the operator.
The attachment will fit over concrete piles up to 600mm in diameter. It is designed to break the concrete on a pile to gain access to the reinforcement bars inside.
An alternative would be a breaker attachment. Although both accessories will produce the same outcome.
WHICH MACHINE SIZES WILL IT FIT?
Here at Masterhitch, we have made the pile cropper to fit 14 and 20 tonne excavators. It can fit larger excavators as it hangs from a shackle point rather than a hitch. If you have any requirements beyond our standard sizes, please contact us as we can bespoke manufacture the attachment to suit your needs.