“No Comparison When It Comes to Quality and Reliability” These were the words of CPL Australia Trenchless Technology owner, Eddie Lia. Having owned a Tracto-Technik GRUNDODRILL 12G since 1999 Eddie recently took delivery of the new generation GRUNDODRILL 15N The 15N incorporates the powerful combination of the TT Groups latest technology and world wide user experience.
Eddie commented that he had “Inspected a number of other manufactures machines before deciding to buy the GRUNDODRILL 15N, but when I looked at the quality of the machines, the GRUNDODRILL was the standout. Couple that with the on-going service that I have always received from the excellent team at TT-Asia Pacific and there was no other choice”. Having been in the Trenchless industry for many years, CPL’s reputation as a contractor has grown and an integral part of this is the quality and reliability of their equipment.
TT-Asia Pacific would like to congratulate Eddie Lia on his choice of Drill and thank him for his loyalty to the “Grundo” brand. As part of the world wide and highly respected TT Group of Companies, TT-Asia Pacific is proud of the reputation it has built up as the Australian Asia/Pacific distributor of the complete range high quality Trenchless Equipment from Tracto-Technik in Germany. The “Grundo” range of products are an essential requirement to enable HD Drillers to deliver the professionalism and quality of work that is required in today’s workplace.
First job for CPL’s GRUNDODRILL 15N
The first job CPL Australia Trenchless Technology undertook with their new drill was for Railcorp in Sydney. The project was to relocate 130KVA overhead power to underground which involved installing 550 PE over a distance of 40 metres under a railway and main thoroughfare in Eveleigh near the University of Sydney.
Ground conditions of hard shale rock made this a potentially difficult bore, however, the powerful 15N handled the conditions effortlessly. A pilot bore was installed first and then pre-reaming took place with a 400mm reamer, the final ream and pull back with a 660mm compaction reamer was completed
successfully and effortlessly. Eddie is more than happy with the performance and power of his new GRUNDODRILL 15N.
Drill Operator, Charles Attard, as well as Eddie, is more than impressed with the ease of operation of the 15N. Charles said “The use of the auto bore for pilot bore and back reaming coupled with the power of 37,000lb of thrust and pullback makes life extremely easy. The extra 28,000 lb of impact thrust that is available during the Pilot Bore is also a fantastic bonus for grounds that other drills struggle to steer in.” In addition the 15N is fully equipped and “Rock Ready”. Charles was astounded that the engine and hydraulics were so quiet that you could sit in the completely enclosed, air conditioned cab and take advantage of the fitted audio system
The on board “Grundolog” also gives CPL the ability to log, print out and demonstrate all aspects of the completed bore, including the forces exerted on the installed pipe throughout the installation process.
Throughout most of Europe a downloaded report of a bore is a standard requirement of clients and utility owners.
For further info on the GRUNDODRILL 15N please contact the team at TT Asia Pacific on 07 3420 5455