Kobus Pipe Puller….

Utility Strikes – A Thing of the Past

The Kobus Pipe Puller virtually eliminates the problem of utility strikes. It extracts the old pipe from the ground, and pulls the new pipe through the same bore hole. As a result, there is minimal risk of potential strikes or damage to other utilities in the vicinity”

Consumer Disruption Reduced

Traffic disruption, noise pollution, and damage to consumer’s property can all be minimised with the Kobus Pipe Puller. Only two relatively small excavations are required at each end of the pipe being extracted. Eliminates excavations across roads. Damage to the consumer’s property is limited to a single small excavation, generally close to the supply pipe entry to the property

 

Saves Time & Money

The speed of the Kobus Pipe Puller increases the number of service replacements possible in a single shift, thereby reducing time spent on site.  With labour being a significant proportion of the total cost of service replacement, the Kobus Pipe Puller can save significant overall cost per job.

 

WHAT IS THE KOBUS PIPE PULLER?

The Kobus Pipe Puller is a simple concept which removes old water or gas supply pipe from the ground by pulling it with hydraulic load, and in the same operation pull in a new PE pipe along the same bore path created by the extracted old pipe.   Only two small excavations are required at each end of the old supply pipe being removed, and lengths of up to 20-25m can be extracted in a single pull.  Lead, copper, galvanised steel, PE can all be replaced with this innovative technique, up to diameters of 1-1/4".

The whole process to replace a supply pipe can be completed in 1- 2 hours, depending on ground conditions and individual circumstances, and is ideal for long side supply pipes, replacements under expensive driveways/pathways, or where other utilities may prevent other techniques being used.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Watch this video for a short introduction to the operation of the Kobus Modular Pipe Puller used, in this case, to replace a lead water supply pipe.  In the video, you will see how to insert the steel cable, connect the new PE pipe, inject KOBITE bonding compound, and pull the lead pipe from the ground, replacing it with a new service.

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