PIPE LIFT REVIEWS
TEICHERT CONSTRUCTION employs about 4000 employees, and is a leading general contractor in California. The Stockton District recently completed a piping project in the Chesapeake subdivision of Ripon, CA. “We replaced a canal with 78 inch RCP,” explained Steve Pester, underground superintendent. To replace the pipe, the crew used a Komatsu excavator with a Kenco Pipe Lift. “We started with the smaller Kenco Pipe Lifts and liked them,” said Pester, “so we ordered the larger one for this job. We also ordered another one to handle 96 inch pipe for an upcoming job.” Before investing in the Pipe Lifts, Teichert Construction used two 2-inch diameter chokers that were 35 feet long. The required labor was much more intense, and the process of laying the pipe took much longer. “With the Kenco Pipe Lift, you simply pick up the pipe and place it into position.” said Pester. “The equipment pushes the pipe together, and the O-ring at the joint compresses to seal the joint.”
We use the Pipe Lift on highway construction jobs. The Pipe Lift reduces the need for a ground man to hookup the pipe to the machine, thereby reducing labor costs. The Pipe Lift has increased production and reduced costs.