This state-of-the-art, silent pile press enables piles to be installed and extracted in highly sensitive locations; they are compact in size so are also ideally suited to height restricted sites i.e. in buildings or under bridges and can press piles into most soil types although, depending on stiffness/density, pre-augering or water jetting is sometimes required.
After installing the first 4 piles, it travels along the installed piles using the reactionary force to press the next pile in (instead of using a hammering or vibratory action) thus creating very little noise or vibration. It’s called self-travelling as unlike other pile drivers it doesn’t need any other piece of machinery to assist it – apart from a crane that lifts the pile into the chuck of the pile press.
The mast/chuck can incline forwards and backwards by 5 degrees ensuring a more accurate and efficient pile installation and makes working on gradients much easier.
The development of hydraulically powered, static-load sheet pile pressing equipment, was a direct response to severe constructional and environmental problems in high-density inner city areas of Japan. The Kowan range of Still Worker virtually noise and vibration free pile pressing machines are the ultimate in environmentally friendly piling.
Since we introduced the Kowan Still Worker into Europe in 1990, we have successfully completed over 750 contracts all over the world and throughout the UK.
Exclusive Mast Tilting Device is standard with each machine.
Virtually noise and vibration free means installation of steel piles as close as 500mm to existing structures or services
The Still Worker operates at ground level with no piling gates making it a very safe method of operation
Uses a wireless radio control providing a broad range of vision for the operator and a safe working environment
Still Worker is light and compact requiring only a small crane for pile pitching
Ideal for height restricted sites
Every Still Worker hired from Watson & Hillhouse is supplied with a fully trained operator
Our UK and Ireland fleet contains the following models available for hire. Scroll the table below to view all models. We are also an exclusive distributor for this manufacturer and can offer an extended fleet which is available upon request.
All dimensions are approximate and are subject to change. Please contact us if you need exact dimensions for a specific piece of equipment.
The pile press allows various sheet pile profiles and tubular piles to be installed into most soil types with very little, if no, vibration or noise that is normally associated with pile driving. Ideal for built up areas and pressing close to buildings.
Models can: install and extract
Z Single Piles
U Single Piles
Models can be fitted with:
Walk Back Device
Still Worker Jet Reel
Still Worker Power Pack Crawler
If you need advice on what is the best configuration for your project then please contact us.