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Groundforce Shorco's equipment portfolio includes a full range of Trenching Equipment and Shoring Equipment including: Trench Boxes, Trench Sheets and Piles, light and heavy duty hydraulic bracing, hydraulic struts and other related products.
Piletec is the UK's specialist supplier of piling equipment to the construction industry. We are able to offer a fully comprehensive range of equipment for your driving, extraction and foundation preparation projects.
Stopper Specialists is the UK's leading supplier of pipe stoppers and pressure testing equipment to the construction, civil engineering and utility industries; offering an unrivalled portfolio of products for a variety of tasks from blanking off vessels to pressure testing pipelines.
U Mole offer high quality equipment and technical support to the Utility and Civils sectors, with innovative and tailored products to serve the Power, Water and Gas industries.
U Mole also have a proud history of bringing innovation to the market so please keep an eye out for our 'NEW' icons to show the products that have recently been added to the range.
Groundforce Bridge is the temporary bridge hire division of Groundforce. Our temporary bridge structures cater for the construction, transmission, rail and events sectors. Groundforce Bridge provides an easily installed modular flat pack bridge solution to suit your requirements. A range of vehicle bridges and pedestrian bridges are available for hire from 4m - 12m.
Groundforce Training Services offer a wide range of courses primarily for those working in utilities, construction and civil engineering. From short duration health and safety awareness to more complex or specialist safety consultancy solutions, we can help.
The principle of driving with a vibrator is the reduction of friction between the pile and the ground. The vibrator causes the pile to vibrate which reduces the friction between the pile and the ground and between the individual soil particles adjacent to the pile. This reduces resistance and the pile penetrates under its own weight and the weight of the vibrator. Vibrators are ideal for extracting plies using a suitable crane pull due to the considerable reduction in surface friction.
Our FSV and EMV Selection Guides will help you understand the range of hammers in our fleet, their pile driving capacity and soil types you need to consider before hiring a hammer.
Excavator Mounted Vibrators (EMVs) are specifically designed as a sheet piling attachment for excavators. They have a high power to weight ratio due to the high operating frequency and can apply an additional vertical force from the excavator to assist driving if required.
These robust machines are particularly effective when driving long, heavy section piles or large diameter tubes. The Standard Frequency Vibrators are especially effective in cohesive soil conditions.
A High frequency Vibrator allows efficient and quick pile driving and operates between 2000 and 3500 rpm; a resonance which is higher than the naturally occurring frequencies of major soil types and so reduces the risk of harmful vibrations.
Resonance Free vibrators are the most advanced form of vibrator due to a mechanism which enables complete control over the output vibration.
Piletec Double-Acting Hydraulic Impact Hammers are a range of piling hammers designed to drive a variety of pile types and sizes.