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BRUCE Vibro Hammer SGV-400 working at foundation construction


Because of several advantages over other piling materials, the steel sheet piles is one of the most commonly used in driving piles into the ground. The steel sheet piles have a lot advantages in retaining system like foundation construction for deep excavations.


The steel sheet piles are light weight, high resistance to driving stresses and even more it can ne reused on several next coming projects. On the while, similar to steel sheet piles, H-Beam piles are generally related to structural foundation and specifically it comprehends a connection or splice for its H-Beams as bearing piles
and thus many types piles are employed in construction work depending on the material which is met while driving the section of piles.

BRUCE vibro hammers SGV-400 with 130 tons of Centrifugal force and 18mm of maximum Amplitude delivers vibration to the 20 meters of sheet pile that liquefies the soil particles to lose hard frictional grip on the pile to ease driving and extracting. Also the hydraulic Power Pack PQ-500V is environmentally friendly through its low emissions delivering 540 liters per minute through the double pumps and hydraulic oil has its own separated cooling system.   

Installation of SGV-400 Vibro hammer

Installation of BRUCE SGV-400 Vibro hammer was first proceeded from attaching a 160U Clamp to the Vibro body in opposition direction of hydraulic Hose bundles where connected.

The standard length of 45m hydraulic Hoses were connected between Vibro and Power Pack making sure of obtaining enough length for Vibro against piles for driving and extraction. 

BRUCEs long years of experience to handle with equipment settling down them in a short time, promptly and rapidly, including at the same time the Vibro  SGV-400 and power pack PQ-500V had checked its right pressure and oil flow for the operation

Optimum match to the soil conditions

The requirements for the BRUCE Vibro SGV-400 was to drive 10~20m of steel sheet piles and same length of H-Beam piles which utilized a Universal Clamp with single jaws 160U Clamp (Clamping force 160 tons / 1,569 Kn). BRUCE also provides the customer with 2×80D Caisson  Clamp with split Beams in preparation of casing pile driving for next step planned work

The BRUCE Vibro Hammer is well known its elaborated and fine machined components consisting of core parts inside the Gear Box and related hydraulic connection system.

The SGV-400 matched the Centrifugal force and maximum required Amplitude optimally to the soil condition with a Volume Dial Button on Remote Control Pendant to adjust Engine rpm. 

To find out more about BRUCs proven technology, or to discuss how we can assist you with your Vibro driving work

BRUCE Vibro SGV-400 with PQ-500V Power Pack

Brief specification of SGV-400 Vibro hammer and power pack PQ-500V are as follows. 

SGV-400 Vibro Hammer

Centrifugal Force

130 tons ( 1,295 kN)

Max. Frequency

1,600 vpm

Amplitude (free hanging)

18 mm (0.71 inch)

Max. Line Pull for Extraction

48 tons (480 kN)

Max. Hydraulic Power

377 HP (281 kW)

Max. Operating Pressure

320 bar (4,641 psi)

Max. Oil Flow

530 lpm (117 gpm)

Total weight with 100U Clamp

7,300 kg (16,094 lbs)

PQ-500V  Power Pack

Engine Type

Doosan Engine

Engine Power

623 PS /458 kW

Engine Speed

1800 rpm

Max. Pressure

300 bar (4,351 psi)

Max. Flow

540 lpm (119 gpm)

Hydraulic Tank Capacity

800 liter (211 gal)

Fuel Tank Capacity

500 liter (132 gal)

Weight with operating

5,800 kg (12,787 lbs)

Recommendable Pile weight and Driving depth

The Centrifugal force in tons should be 15 times higher than Pile weights in tons and 6~10mm of minimum required Amplitude is typically necessary for a Pile weight less than 10 tons

Accordingly, Pile weight to 4.5 tons and a 25m of Driving depth is recommended

and it can be covered by BRUCE SGV-400 Vibro Hammer for the job.

A Handhold Remote Control Pendant

A portable and a handhold BRUCE Remote Control Pendant will help you get the Vibro

working job done in a set of operating to be more comfortable and accurate ways.

The vibrating speed can be adjusted depends on driving condition by the Volume switch on it. 

Functions of BRUCE Remote Control Pendant  

Small and light weighing nearly 1 kg

Its getting more comfortable and accurate driving can be done.

A hand grabbing size with easy to handle

Emergency stop button that shut the Engine off.

Dial Speed Volume to increase or lower the vibrating speed.

Clamp Lamp can be lit to make sure pressure for vibrating ready.

Clamp Lamp always remain in holding position to pile until it retract.

Selector Switch can be turned into forward, backward and stop vibrating.

No failure of electrical downtime during operating the Vibro Hammer

BRUCE Vibro Hammer SGV-400 on the Job Briefing

Job Briefing

Job Title

River Bank Rehabilitation

Materials of Piles

Steel Sheet Piles

Pile Length

10 ~20 meters

Pile Size

400L150H13t Sheet Pile
155Wx 86Hx50hx20t H-beam