We are very excited to have achieved the first Watson & Hillhouse hire of a PVE 200M. This heavyweight hammer is the biggest vibratory hammer we have ever hired in the UK, weighing in at 38,000 kgs with a static line pull of 1800 kN.

We worked with our supplier, Dieseko in the Netherlands, to assist our customer who had been supplied with a competitor’s vibratory hammer to extract 1420 ᴓ tube piles but which proved too small.

When the customer called us asking for our help they originally ordered a PVE 150M.  The lorry was at PVE’s Sliedrecht yard ready to load on the Friday when the customer called again to ask for a bigger vibratory hammer.  Luckily, a 200M was available and this was loaded instead.  It was on site in the UK on the Monday morning successfully extracting the piles.