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Berminghammer manufactures and sells custom hammers, leads, drills, load testing and other foundation equipment, including custom solutions for railroad, marine, and military applications.

DEAL / RIZZANI "Beam Launcher"

DEAL, a worldwide leader in beam launching girder systems, already partnered with Berminghammer to supply two similar systems for the construction of a bridge in Washington, North Carolina, USA in 2007. Berminghammer was to add all the necessary foundation abilities to these Launching Girders turning them into groundbreaking Top Down Construction Equipment. After the successful completion of the Washington Bypass project, DEAL proposed the use of the same technology for the Cartagena Bridge Project. The wetlands and shallow water in the area prevent conventional floating equipment and cranes. The top down methodology addresses the challenges of this unique environment.The launcher cantilevers forward to allow the installation of the piles and the subsequent formation of the next pier without ever having to touch down on the ground. Within the launcher there is a tilting lead that is loaded with a pile horizontally and then is rotated to a vertical position and driven into place at the bents. Berminghammer designed a custom 48 inch box lead for this project based on the selected pile design. Two launching systems were to be utilized starting from either end of the bridge. One launcher system would start first and the second would follow half a year later. Despite the staggered start of the launchers, Berminghammer was still required to deliver both systems at the same time. Berminghammer supplied two lead systems and refurbished the B-6505HD diesel impact hammers from the Washington project in order to meet the tight delivery time-frame. At the time of publication, the lead system has installed 12 bents and the second launcher was put into service in early 2017.

Custom Equipment

Berminghammer’s extensive construction and equipment manufacturing experience has provided Berminghammer with the unique ability to design and manufacture quality custom foundation equipment. Berminghammer’s use of custom foundation equipment in its own contracting operations has played an instrumental role in the success of many projects and is a hallmark of Berminghammer’s contracting operations.

Berminghammer manufactures and sells custom hammers, leads, drills, load testing and other foundation equipment, including custom solutions for railroad, marine, and military applications.

Manufacturing Capabilities Video

We not only make leads, hammers, and drills, Berminghammer also custom manufactures for the foundation industry. Tour our plant and its capabilities.