With funding from the Network Innovation Allowance and proactive support from National Grid, tRIIO and Balfour Beatty, the Integrated 400 Series Pipe Puller was developed. This adaptation of the original concept uses the auxiliary hydraulics from a mini excavator (1.5/2tonne), and together with the engineered design of the puller itself, provide more than double the pulling power of the Modular 300 Series Puller. The concept remains the same with a steel cable and integrated pulling ferrule being used to extract the old service pipe and pulling in a new service behind it. Successful trials have been conducted across various regions in the UK, and the final release of the product to market is expected in the first half of 2017. Watch this space...!