Line maintenance: HammerHead Trenchless Equipment’s new HG375 is the latest addition to its HydroGuide® winch line. The HG375 winch has the highest speed pullback and payout in its class. With a maximum pressure of 3,450 psi, the HG375 delivers a pull of up to 3.75 tons, making it ideal for slitting plastic gas pipes from 1/2 inch to 2 inches in diameter. It is also designed for the pull back of duct, conduit or slip-lining product.
Infinitely proportional control can adjust payout and pullback from as little as 3 inches per minute to 195 feet per minute. This speed and control make the HG375 ideally suited for sewer pipe cleaning work. Manual controls have been integrated for backup capability.
The HydroGuide HG375 winch has a solid dual-capstan design driven by a dual-speed radial piston motor, powered by a 21.5 HP liquid-cooled Kubota diesel engine. The system is able to withstand high load ratings and improves torque transmission, providing a constant pulling force over the entire pull length, thereby reducing cable wear.
Available options include a Precision Digital Job Data Recorder to track each pull, an all-terrain (AT) track-mounted unit for access to difficult areas, and an Electrical Strike Identification (ESID) system for worker safety. Winch cable is offered in a variety of lengths and diameters, and downriggers are offered in 5-foot and 10-foot versions.
“Using the available 3/8-inch cable, the new HG375 equips our customers to tackle the smaller diameter plastic pipes, from 2-inch down to about half-inch,” said Alan Goodman, national sales manager for HammerHead. “It opens up a whole new market for a lot of contractors, and with all the gas line slitting going on nation-wide, the timing couldn’t be better. This winch was specifically designed to split plastic service lines for gas and water, and the speed and control it delivers give our customers a real advantage.”
The HammerHead HydroGuide HG375 winch is available from HammerHead Trenchless Equipment or from authorized dealers, worldwide.