Pipe Hook Testimonials and Job Stories
This is in response to a survey sent to us by Kenco with regards to the Pipe Hook currently in use on Bowen Engineerings’ Seymour project. It is our first experience with your products. I am including some photos of the hook in action laying C-76 60 inch RCP. We are pleased with the hook and have seen greatly reduced hook/set cycle times during the laying operation. Safety with the hook compared to traditional methods of C-76 pressure class RCP i.e.: chains or steel cables is much better. This is our first experience using the hook. All that is required to place the pipe in the ditch is to connect a 15 foot shackle to the excavator. Our placement method up to this time has been to use a rigging chain 3/4 inches in diameter and weighing in at about 300 pounds, a difficult method to say the least. Steel chokers are another often-used method. Balancing and removing with these methods are much more time-consuming. Time is money on the site and we have seen time improvements of 60% for a hook/set cycle. I would rate the Kenco Pipe Hook a 10 for setting pressure class RCP. I would not recommend the hook to other contractors because I believe it provides us with a competitive edge.
Pat Johnston, Bowen Engineering Corporation, Seymour, IN
Michael Long, Michael A. Long Construction, Inc., Antelope, CA
Matt Marshall, Phoenix Construction, Panama City, FL
Herman Price, Trader Construction, Pope Air Force Base, NC
Jim Bougalis, Hibbing Excavating, Inc., Hibbing, MN
R. Carpenter Construction Inc. of Joppa, MD used Kenco’s self-leveling Pipe Hook for a project consisting of providing all outside utility work and paving for a new Commerce Bank through Custom Commercial. The Pipe Hook proved to be a big time saver for the work required.