Since 1989, the trenchless contracting industry has known HammerHead Trenchless as a leading no-dig industry educator and provider of the market’s widest array of minimally invasive pipe solutions.

Over the past few years, challenges facing its water, wastewater and gas market customers have required an ever-increasing focus on improving pipe rehabilitation and replacement (R&R) techniques.

With that in mind, HammerHead Trenchless announced Sept. 28 that it now leads the newly formed R&R division within Toro, its parent company.

“Rehabilitation and replacement of underground utility infrastructure is one of the most important focuses in the life cycle of the pipe,” managing director of the new R&R division Jeff Gabrielse said.

Allowing HammerHead to operate within the R&R division, he explained, increases manufacturing efficiencies that enable HammerHead to continually improve design and manufacture of no-dig solutions for the ever-growing market, as well as to provide industry-leading education for the market’s contractors, project design teams and project owners.

In conjunction with the announcement, HammerHead conducted live demonstrations at the 2021 Utility Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. Expo attendees were among the first to see three newly launched machines:

  • HB100XTR for pipe bursting operations
  • HG550 for pipe slitting
  • SLX1300 for pipe extraction.

In addition, several sewer and water R&R solutions will also be showcased, such as the compact, manually portable PB30G2 lateral pipe bursting system and the Bluelight CIPP lining system.


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