Pipe Ramming

Pipe Ramming can be used for horizontal, vertical and angled installation of steel pipes and casings, and can also be used to assist or salvage directional drilling operations.

In order to install the steel pipes or casings, the Grundoram pneumatic pipe rammer attaches to the back of steel pipes or casings and imparts a percussive force that drives the open ended tube through the group. Additional lengths of steel tube are then welded to the previous tube abd the process continues. As the pipe rammer pushes the pipe or casing through the soil, rocks and other obstacles are “swallowed up.” Spoil is removed by using compressed air and/or water jetting, augers, or skid steers on very large diameter casings.   

See the image and table below for details of the different models in the Grundoram range.

The Benefits of Pipe Ramming:

  • Grundoram is completely self-contained for fast, efficient, and safer installations of steel casings.
  • Faster installation of large pipe without ground slumping
  • Works equally well in confined & ample work areas
  • Swallows rock up to the diameter of the new casement
  • Minimal disruption to traffic, buildings, and other utilities
  • Avoids sizable surface damage and costly restoration required for old trenching methods
  • Accelerated project completion timeline
  • Easy to set up and operate

Features of the Grundoram Pipe Rammer range:

  • Grundoram models are available for a variety of applications and are proven effective in the toughest conditions.
  • Each pipe ramming tool is adaptable to several casing diameters
  • Unlike other pipe ramming tools, each Grundoram tool head and casing is made from a solid block of alloy steel for optimum strength and durability
  • Anti-corrosive construction
  • Minimal maintenance
  • Long service life

You can find out about our applications of Pipe Ramming in our Pipe Ramming case studies:

Guided Auger Boring
Grundoram Pipe Rammer setup
Guided Auger Boring
Grundoram Pipe Rammer setup
The pipe ramming method
The pipe ramming method
The Grundoram range - see table below for specifications
The Grundoram range – see table below for specifications

MODEL

Tool Diameter (in.)

Length (in.)

Weight (lbs.)

Strokes /Minute

Air Cons. (cfm)

Mini-Atlas       

             5

      36

      132

         580

          60

Titan 

             5.7

      61

      302

         285

          141

Mini-Olympus

             7

      43

      385

         500

          124

Olympus

             7

      66

      496

         305

          177

Hercules

             8.5

      75

      811

         340

          282

Mini-Gigant

            10

      48

      1,014

         430

          353

Gigant

            10

      79

      1,356

         310

          424

Koloss

            14

      92

      2,601

         220

          706

Goliath

            18

     112

      5,434

         180

          1,236

Taurus

            24

     144

      10,580

         180

          1,766

Apollo

            32

     174

      25,000

         180

          3,500

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