PIPE HOOK REVIEWS
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 rigging 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.”
We installed 84 inch – 25,000 pound elliptical pipe in record time… time improvements of 60% for a hook/set cycle.
We use the Pipe Hook every day to put in storm drainage systems. The Pipe Hook is much easier and less time-consuming than using slings and cables. The Pipe Hook has saved us time and money.