Pipe Handling Equipment

Pipe Handling Equipment

Since the introduction of coiled PE pipe at the beginning of the 1980s, Steve Vick International has been at the forefront of developing equipment for its safe, easy handling. Our pipe coil trailers are available for purchase only, pipe pushing machines and Pipe Handlers are available for hire (UK only) and purchase.

Pipe Coil Trailers

180 Pipe Coil Trailer

180 Pipe Coil Trailer

Around 3,000 of our pipe coil trailers have now been sold throughout the world, evidence of their effectiveness and efficiency in assisting pipe laying activities.

Safety considerations are paramount in the design of our trailers. The coil is restrained within a steel cage whilst the two ends of PE are secured. The central drum design ensures smooth dispensing.

In 2008 we revised the design of the 180 trailer.  The new design avoids the need for the operator to climb on the trailer to access the rear loading gate. Instead the gate can be opened from the ground using a lever mechanism.

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Hexi Pipe Coil Trailer

Hexi Trailer

Hexi Trailer

The latest addition to our range of trailers is the Hexi trailer – the first purpose built pipe coil trailer capable of transporting and dispensing a 500 metre coil of up to 90mm PE.

The new trailer has a number of key advantages: By taking a 500 metre coil as opposed to a typical 100 metres, it allows operators to save money by reducing pipe wastage.

Due to an improved central drum configuration, pipe is dispensed quicker, faster and more smoothly compared with trailers with no central drum and the newly designed trailer has the ability to re-coil pipe easily.

From a safety perspective, the pipe can be loaded and dispensed without the necessity for operatives to reach inside or climb onto the frame.

Benefits:

  • Cost saving—by using 500m coils, savings on pipe wastage of up to 15-20% have been proven*
  • Environmentally friendly—significant reduction in carbon footprint as a result of using 500m coils.
  • Calculations have shown a reduction of 400 tonnes pa. which is equivalent to a financial carbon value of around £22,000 a year **
  • Effective dispensing—adjustable close fit drum bars for varying coil ID’s optimising smooth dispensing
  • Easy to use—raised central drum design ensures pipe is dispensed/recoiled smoothly and quickly—avoiding the need for operatives to manhandle the coil
  • Improved safety—Rear gate is hydraulically controlled, avoiding the need to work at height
  • Practical—Pipe may be easily re-wound to save unused PE (unreeled section between trench and trailer)

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Hexi Trailer - Coil restraining End Clamp

Pipe Handler – Large diameter PE

Large Pipe Handler

Large Pipe Handler

In 2009, Steve Vick International launched the Pipe Handler, a tool which attaches to the arm of an excavator to manoeuvre pipe on site and slipline PE into an old main.The current models available can handle diameters of 250mm up to 630mm PE pipe with smaller and larger sizes in progress.

The Pipe Handler attaches either to the quick hitch or bucket pins of an excavator. The operator is then able, from the safety of the cab, to grip the PE, position it in the excavation and insert the pipe in one straightforward, efficient operation.

Benefits

  • Safer alternative to using an excavator bucket and sling to insert PE pipe
  • Avoids the need for operators to work in the trench
  • Fast – typical insertion speeds of 5-10metres per minute – capable of inserting long lengths of pipe
  • One stage set up for entire insertion operation
  • Simple – no need for anchoring pins
  • Swivel head allows pipe to be positioned ready for insertion

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Large Diameter Pipe Handler - Demonstration

Pipe Handlers – Small diameter PE

Mini Pipe Handler Inserting PE Pipe

Mini Pipe Handler Inserting PE Pipe

Following the success of the Pipe Handler, Steve Vick International launched these two lightweight Pipe Handlers for inserting and manouvering PE pipe up to 180mm in diameter.

Mini Pipe Handler – 125 PE

The Mini Pipe Handler attaches to a typical 1.5 – 3 tonne class hydraulic excavator; single or dual fed, it accommodates pipe diameters up to 125mm, with a full range of shell inserts available to handle specific pipe sizes.

Midi Pipe Handler – 180 PE

Designed to handle 180mm PE, the Midi Pipe Handler attaches to a typical 3 tonne mini digger.

It comprises a double ram, designed to give extra grip and the power required when dealing with 180mm PE. A full set of shell inserts are available to handle specific sizes.

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