Taets Pile Cropping Attachments

Astra Site Services have developed an excellent relationship with Dutch Pile Cropping manufacturers Taets. Since taking on sole distribution rights for the UK and Ireland for the brand, Astra has seen demand for its Pile Cropping equipment rise steadily.

Taets produce croppers for all types of Piling. The company has croppers for square piles from 150mm up to 600mm and hexagonal piles up to 400mm. These hydraulic attachments operate with little need for excavation round the pile and it’s ease of operation and speed means that up to 200 piles per 8 hour shift can be cropped in close proximity.
This extremely well proven concept has been the mainstay of the companies business for over 30 years and the simple maintenance and ease of connection makes it a favourite on site too. The square cropper is a lightweight attachment and is therefore ideal for use on smaller excavators.

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Astra Site Services offer the full range of Taets equipment

Taets type 340 and 380 linked croppers are highly modular systems that can be simply adjusted to each pile diameter on site up to a giant 1800mm. The breaking will leave reinforcement bars intact and guarantees no cracks below the cut off level.

The breaking process is many times faster then the conventional breaking and is fully controlled throughout it’s operation.
Handling and maintenance of the pile cropper is very simple and there is no requirement special skills. To adjust the pile cropper accurately to the pile features, “half-links” are available for both types. Because the “half-links” are without hydraulic cylinders, they can easily be added to or removed from the pile cropper.

Astra Site Services also provides a range of 2 Jaw and 4 Jaw power cropping attachments for hire, ensuring that whatever the confines of the site you are operating on we have the solution you require to complete your piling project with ease and efficiency.

Taets Linked Cropper

Astra Site Services were recently called upon to provide a solution to cropping the largest piles currently installed on any site in the UK, at the prestigious Battersea Power Station redevelopment project in central London.
One of our Taets 380 linked croppers was employed to crop the enormous 1800mm steel reinforced piles and made the job look easy, cutting the concrete cleanly and leaving the reinforcement completely in tact. This saves considerable man hours over cutting these piles manually or through hydro-cutting and because of the linked cropper design, different sized piles can be handled on site without significant delays to change over attachments.

Find Out More About Astra SIte Services range of Pile Croppers and Pile Hammers

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Astra Sales Team Visit Trevi Benne

This week team from Astra Site Services visited attachment supplier Trevi Benne, based in Noventa Vicentina, Italy. The team from Astra’s central hire desk based in Selkirk in the Scottish Borders were there to develop their product knowledge and gain a better understanding of the many different markets that Trevi Benne’s attachments can be utilised in.

Specialised Attachments

Widely known for their specialist decommissioning, demolition and mining attachments, Trevi Benne have expanded their offer in recent times to provide a wide range of attachments to suit a diverse range of applications from recycling to forestry management. They have also gained critical industry acclaim for their range of ‘impact booster’ attachments, a specialist range with an ability to mulitply the force of the hydraulic pressure from the excavator by several times its normal levels, thus increasing the power and speed of operation.

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Final production of 2 Jaw Power Cropper

On a tour of the factory, the Astra team got to see several of our own orders on the production line, with Export Manager Paolo Cappelletti on hand to explain the materials and processes used to manufacture the Trevi Benne attachments.
The Astra team then got to see a small demonstration of some of the attachments in action as well as some case studies of some prestigious and challenging projects that Trevi Benne equipment has been employed on across the Globe.

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A Trevi Benne Multikit Processor heads to its new Astra Site Services customer

All of the staff fortunate enough to make the trip to Italy found the visit to Trevi Benne to be extremely informative and enjoyable. Trevi Benne attachments have formed an important part of the Astra fleet since the company took over as sole UK dealers for the Italian brand in 2015.

These visits allow our staff to develop knowledge gained whilst at the factory and will enable the team to assist our customers in making the correct choices when it comes to selecting attachments from the Trevi Benne range and to be better placed to answer enquiries regarding the hire and sales of this equipment in the UK.

Trevi Benne Product Catalogue 2016

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If you would like to know more about hiring or buying Trevi Benne attachments through Astra Site Services please fill in the callback form below or call 01750 700322

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Hydraulic Attachment Servicing at Astra

Hydraulic Attachment Servicing saves your business money. In company yards all over Britain, valuable attachments lie dormant and rusting in the rain, suffering from a leak here, or a bent chisel there.
Just because these tools no longer perform the way they did when new, doesn’t mean they aren’t still viable, and fixing these problems might cost a lot less than you think.

Treat it Like a Car

In the same way a car needs it’s oil and water topped up, tyres checked, and belts need changed, hydraulic attachment servicing is essential too. Attachments with Moving parts need to be checked, seals can leak, chisels break or bend and wear to pistons and tie rods can cause seizures that can destroy a unit beyond economical repair.
This means you could be writing off thousands of pounds of plant equipment that when properly serviced, would have had many useful years of life left making money.

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Tie Rod replacement

The good news is that most problems can be easily fixed and in many cases avoided with a little TLC.

Whilst operating hydraulic attachments there are a few ‘golden rules’ to live by:-

• Before operating attachement perform a visual inspection and test pressures
• On colder days a slow warm up to full operating can help warm parts and prevent problems
• If your attachment requires greasing (breakers particularly) then this should be done every two hours
• Perform a visual inspection after each job to spot anything bent or cracked
• Heavily used attachments should have a full service annually

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Inspecting the Piston from an SB121 Breaker

Hydraulic Attachment Servicing saves time and money

Having Astra Site Services perform your hydraulic attachment servicing will ensure that your equipment is running at its best. This means better performance and more efficient operation with fewer interruptions caused by failures or breakdowns, allowing you to spend more of your time on the job at hand.

Damaged Beyond Repair

Occasionally the attachments we see in our service centres have had a harder than usual life, the damage to the attachment puts it beyond economic repair. If you have a Breaker or other attachment that falls into this category, we can work with you to supply a replacement from our vast stock of fully refurbished ex-fleet attachments. These attachments all come with the peace of mind that they have been refurbished to factory standard with OEM parts.They have also had a full hydraulic test before being placed on sale, at a price that is guaranteed not to break the bank!

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Factory OEM parts are held to service most makes

Call Our Experts NOW

If you have attachments in your yard that need a service, or just have a technical query, our product specialists would be happy to hear from you.
We can collect and deliver nationwide and can have your attachment back before you need it. Alternately we can also supply a wide range of hydraulic attachment servicing parts if you wish to attempt reapairs yourself.

Contact our Major repairs centre on 01506 650000 or fill out the contact form below:-

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