CFA Cropper

About CFA Cropper

What is a CFA cropper?

A CFA Cropper is suitable for the reduction and cutting of concrete circular piles of multiple sizes.

What can a CFA be used for? 

The CFA Pile Cropper is suitable for cropping circular piles from 300mm to 1200mm in diameter.

Key Specifications CFA pile cropper

  • The reinforcement remains intact
  • No cracks below cut-off level
  • No noise, no vibration
  • The breaking process is many times faster than conventional breaking and is fully controlled throughout the operation
  • Engineer delivers and fits to the excavator
  • Power pack can be supplied if required
What are the benefits of a round concrete pile cropper?

CFA Pile Croppers are modular and easy to adjust to different pile sizes on site, with half links available for accurate adjustment. Once adjusted, up to 80 circular piles can be processed per day.

This ‘easy to use’ cropper is operated from within the excavator which eliminates the risk of hand/arm vibration and is powered from the excavator’s on-board hydraulics.


Pile Size (mm) 300 450 550 650 750 850 950 1050 1150
Machine Carrier Class (tonne) 6/20 10/20 13/20 13/20 13/20 13/20 13/20 13/20 13/20
Oil Flow L/Min 40/80 40/80 40/80 40/80 40/80 40/80 40/80 40/80 40/80
Operating Oil Pressure Max (bar) 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210 210
Height (mm) 400 400 600mm clearance required from edge of pile on all C.F.A Piles
Width (mm) 1300 1400
Length (mm) 1300 1400
Weight (kg) 680 882 992 1102 1257 1367 1635 1745 1870

How to hire a CFA pile cropper from Piletec?

For more information on the Piletec CFA Pile Croppers and how to hire pile cropping equipment, simply follow our Contact Us link or ‘Add to Enquiry Basket’ to find out what’s on offer, or send for a product brochure.

All of our Pile Croppers are fulfilled by our sister division Mr Cropper, the market leaders in Pile Cropping. 


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