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BRUCE Fixed Leader

Mount on Pile Driving Rig

BRUCE Fixed Leader Type to mount on Pile Driving Rig

This type is one of the most frequently used Leader type for Piling Hammer mounting on it with a sliding connection to the Crane or piling rig to move Pile Hammer up and down in conjunction with the Guide Claw of a Pile Hammer.

The Guide Claw of Hammer shaped as rounded or squared will follow the Leader to move upward and downward direction.

The connection at the top of Piling Hammer is a Lifting Sheave to lift the Pile Hammer by Crane or Piling Rig and when if needed, there is normally a Pile Guide which has a method for adjusting the in or out from the Crane or Piling Rig and it allows any type of piles to be used.

BRUCE 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

Size and Dimension of Bruce Fixed Leader

TBruce Pile Hammer is providing most suitable size of Fixed Leader and Leader Guide and others can be provided on request.

Piling Accessories

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

FOLLOWERS

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).

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