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Pipe Cracker for Cast Iron Gas Mains

PipeServ is supplying the “Pipe Cracker” for cast iron pipes to the Australian Gas Companies and Contractors. The traditional method of breaking out a cast iron main has been to use a variety of handheld tools, such as a chisel and sledge hammer or crowbar, which have long been associated with OH&S concerns. Ongoing injuries have led to the banning of the old methods in favour of newer and safer options.

PipeServ offers the solution with a range of ‘MACAW’ Pipe Crackers; suitable for cast iron pipe sizes 3” – 24” diameter. The Pipe Cracker is powered from the hydraulics of an excavator, a standard power pack or a specially designed hand pump. Using a hydraulic ram, the pipe cracking operation is much more controlled giving a safer working environment. Due to this control, it can also be used on inserted mains because once the main has been broken, the operation can be stopped immediately leaving the inserted PE undamaged. To view a short demonstration: MACAW Pipe Cracker breaking cast iron gas mains.

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PIPE SERV AUS, PNG & NZ

Geoff Gardiner: 0411 385 373
Director and Operations

Albion QLD 4011

Phone: (07) 3161 6600

PIPE SERV QLD ,VIC & NZ

Brent Brinton: 0411 385 515
National Sales Manager

PIPE SERV SA, NT & WA
Chris Lawrence:

0411 385 511
Business Manager

PIPE SERV NSW

Andrew Williams:

0411 385 374
Technical Specialist

PIPE SERV WA

Matt Nichols:

0411 385 005
Sales & Operations

PIPE SERV ACCOUNTS & LOGISTICS

Vanda Puccio: 0411 385 372
Accounts & Logistics

PipeServ is supplying the "Pipe Cracker" for cast iron pipes to the Australian Gas Companies and Contractors. The traditional method of breaking out a

Wheeler Rex Pipe Crackers

Hy-Ram are the sole official UK agent for the Wheeler-Rex range of pipe cutting equipment including the unique range of Hydraulic Pipe Crackers for cast iron and concrete pipes.

These cutters are not rotated around the pipe, the application is static, the chain is hydraulically tensioned around the pipe until the point of cracking. Minimal clearance is required to wrap the cutter chain around the pipe to engage it in the cutter jaws. A remotely operated hydraulic hand-pump provides the required power. Cutters are supplied complete with hand-pump, hose and storage / carrying box.

Wheeler Rex Pipe Crackers Hy-Ram are the sole official UK agent for the Wheeler-Rex range of pipe cutting equipment including the unique range of Hydraulic Pipe Crackers for cast iron and