Trenchless Technology Company Receives Innovative Product Award

Trenchless Technology Company Receives Innovative Product Award
HammerHead Trenchless Equipment’s new 34-inch pipe-ramming hammer is the largest hammer of its kind in the world.

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HammerHead Trenchless Equipment and its new 34-inch ramming hammer received the Joseph L. Abbott Jr. Innovative Product Award at the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) Annual No-Dig Show. 

The pneumatic pipe ramming hammer was chosen because of its contribution to the advancement of the trenchless industry. The show was held in Sacramento from March 3 to 7 and hosted over 140 exhibitors and 1,600 attendees. 

Once a year NASTT recognizes companies with state-of-the-art products in either the new installation or rehabilitation categories. The award was renamed in 2010 to honor the late Joseph L. Abbott Jr. who was an active member in the society since its start in 1990. 

HammerHead first launched the new hammer in January at the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition in Houston. The 34-inch hammer can install casing 48 to 180 inches in diameter in drainage culvert and washover applications and can be used for pipe assist or pipe extraction, guided pilot bore ramming, and horizontal directional drilling assist. 

“It is an honor to accept the NASTT’s Innovative Product Award,” said HammerHead CEO and President Brian Metcalf. “This award confirms our continued commitment to providing innovative equipment, best in class product and advanced trenchless solutions. We are pleased that the release of the 34-inch hammer cements HammerHead’s position as industry leaders.” 

The 34-inch rammer has already been released for production, and 48-inch collets are available. Ram adapter cones are currently in development for other sizes ranging from 48 to 180 inches. 

Although the hammer is designed specifically for pipe ramming projects, with custom-built tooling the hammer can also be used for pipe bursting to replace 36-inch pipe and larger. HammerHead will provide custom-built accessories upon request. 

HammerHead 34-inch pipe-ramming hammers are available from HammerHead Trenchless Equipment or from authorized dealers worldwide. 

HammerHead, an Earth Tool Company of Oconomowoc, Wis., manufactures a full line of pipe bursting, pipe ramming/HDD Assist, pneumatic boring equipment and HDD tooling and accessories. All of these products are recognized around the world for their advanced design, rugged construction, long-term durability, ease of use and reliability. HammerHead offers worldwide sales, support, service and parts through a network of authorized dealers. For more information, visit 


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