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BSP hammers added to Watson & Hillhouse fleet

Watson & Hillhouse has recently invested £1M in expanding and upgrading its piling equipment hire fleet with the purchase of new equipment from BSP
International Foundations.

The investment will see BSP CG180 and CG240 heavy duty hammers and CX110 piling hammer added to the Watson & Hillhouse fleet to meet growing
market demand.

According to BSP, two of the hammers have already been delivered and are now deployed on site, while the third hammer will be delivered soon and is
expected to go straight into use.

“We have owned and operated BSP piling equipment since we started 42 years ago,” says Watson & Hillhouse managing director Phil Bell. “BSP has
a proven product line-up which is reliable and stands the test of time.”

The CG180 and a CG240 hammers have been designed and developed to meet the needs of civil engineering contractors with a requirement for hammers in specific weight ranges. Watson & Hillhouse specified that the hammers were made available with different drop weights, which means the CG180, normally
fitted with a 12t dropweight, now has the option of fitting either 14t or 16t dropweights, enabling it to operate in CG210 and CG240 modes.

Similarly, the CG240 is supplied with a 16t dropweight, but a 20t dropweight is included in the specification, enabling the hammer to be operated as a G300 hammer capable of driving 2.4m diameter piles.

The CX110 hammer ordered by Watson & Hillhouse is the largest of the CX range offered by BSP and is fitted with a 9t dropweight to give a maximum impact energy of 106kNm.

The hammer can be used for a wide range of bearing and sheet piles and can be used with legs and inserts or pile sleeves for use freely suspended, or
with back guides for operating from a piling rig.

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