Pipe ramming assist methods are proven solutions for tough drilling problems and can provide as much as 1,010 tons of percussive force to the pipe string. This percussive power of a pipe rammer can help free stuck pipes and drill stems, overcome hydro-lock, and remove product pipes on failed bores.
Pipe ramming is often the method of choice in cobble or free flowing soil conditions. Compared to conventional methods, pipe ramming cuts down on set-up time and offers lower equipment costs and reduced maintenance costs.
In cobble, rammed pipe can swallow the material whole including large rocks and cobble, keeping the casing size to a minimum and saving cost on the job.
In free flowing soils, the material is not removed until after the casing is installed, reducing the risk of creating voids.