Help for large pipe in confined settings

The launch of McElroy’s In-Ditch 48 brings fusion capability to confined work settings using large diameter pipe.

The In-Ditch 48 features a top loading heater and facer providing greater flexibility in tight spaces with minimal site excavation required.

“With the popularity and success of our smaller In-Ditch fusion machines, we are excited to offer the In-Ditch 48 for large-diameter pipe,” said McElroy President Chip McElroy. “Our innovations are part of a continual effort to help build infrastructures more efficiently and productively so that they can be relied on for decades.”

The In-Ditch 48 packs more power into a smaller package with 3000 psi maximum pressure to serve various in-ditch applications for 16 – 48 in. OD (450 – 1200 mm) pipe.

Removable jaws and clamp cylinders make it easier to load, and the four-jaw carriage converts to a three-jaw configuration making it possible to fuse short pipe stubs, providing maximum versatility in close quarters.

The In-Ditch 48 provides ease of mobility with multiple lifting points, a carriage spreader bar and skidded carriage. The power pack and heater/facer caddy each have a single, central lifting point and forklift pockets. Roll bars protect the carriage and hydraulic components as the machine is eased into the ditch.

The In-Ditch 48 is compatible with the McElroy DataLogger® which provides joint recording ability and added jobsite accountability.

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

Published on 21/01/2015

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