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Piling Accessories Features

Fixed Leader

This type of leader has connections at both the top or mid-point and the bottom of the leads.
The connection at the top is normally a pivot or rotational type connection, at the bottom there is normally a brace which extends from the crane to the leads.
This connection normally has a method for adjusting the in or out from the crane and left or right.
This allows any type of batter to be used.
This system severely limits what the crane can do and in general requires the most set-up time.
No template is required for fixed leads


Cushions are used to protect both the hammer and the pile.
Cushions that protect the hammer are called hammer cushions or hammer cushions.
Cushions used to protect the pile are called pile cushions

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Swinging Leads

These leads are attached to the crane at the top by the main cable.
They have a gate at the bottom which holds the leads around the pile and will sometimes have spikes on the bottom which are stuck into the ground or template to assist in aligning the hammer.

Semi-fixed Leads

This type of lead has a pivot or sliding connection to the crane at either the top or bottom of the leads.
Normally the connection is at the top of the leads

Hammer Cushions

Hammer cushions are constructed of man-made materials that are heat resistant, durable and absorb a certain amount of shock.
Common types of materials are aluminum, micarta and polymer which are in the form of disks

Pile Cushions

Pile cushions are placed between the pile top and the pile cap on concrete piles.
Pile cushions are not used on steel piles or timber piles.

Pile Cap or Helmet

This is the section of the pile driving system which rests between the hammer and the pile.
For concrete piles, it contains the striker plate or drive cap, a hammer cushion, and the pile cushion


Bruce provides also Followers which is :
An extension, usually steel, used between the top of the pile and the hammer to extend the driving range of the pile (usually below water).