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For the first three decades of the twentieth century, Vulcan issued a "general" product bulletin which featured all of its products in product. (Some material from those bulletins is here.)  In a pre-internet age, printed bulletins were about the only way a company could advertise its products and provide its customers (current and prospective) information they needed about the product. That information also included service information as well.

Starting in the late 1920's, Vulcan began to produce brochures for specific products in the line.  By the mid-1930's these had displaced the general bulletins and the system that pretty much lasted until the end of Vulcan Iron Works was in place.

Each product line had a basic bulletin number and a letter code for the version of the bulletin.  The original bulletin in the series had no letter code; subsequent bulletins had a letter at the end in ascending alphabetical order.  Some letters were skipped regularly ("C" was skipped for the Super-Vulcan hammers, "I" was skipped because it looked like "1".)  The last known letter is shown with each bulletin number.

Occasionally a letter was skipped and sometimes you would have two bulletins with the same number, but generally Vulcan applied the system consistently.  The known list of these is below.  If you have additional information, you can contact us.  We also have links to information on many of the product lines, and in some cases copies available of the bulletins or manuals.

Bulletin Number
Product Highest Letter Code Remarks
10
Portable Hydraulic Press
20
Marker Counter
20
Curbs and Covers Includes the "manhole covers."
30
DGH-100 Portable Pile Hammer H
33
Vulcan-Nilens Diesel Pile Hammer E Bulletin number also used for the Vulcan "Series I" diesel hammers, which were adapted from the Russian diesel hammers.  Vulcan's numbering of its own diesel hammer literature was inconsistent.
35
DGH-900 Sheeting Hammer B
40
Pile Hammer Leaders D
45
Pilemaster Steam and Air Hose
46
Sight-Feed Line Oilers A Information on Vulcan Sight Feed Line Oilers can be found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol. 2
50
Special Products Division
55
Hairpin Hammers
60
Internal Combustion Hammer
61
Offshore Hammer Specifications B
64
Super-Vulcan Closed Differential-Acting Steam Pile Hammers B Bulletin number switched from 63 to 64 after first edition.  Possibly the first numbered bulletin; dated 1928.
65
Offshore Single-Acting Cable-Type Pile Hammer K
66
Drop Hammers G
67
Pile Driving Accessories B
68
Onshore Single-Acting Air/Steam Pile Hammers V Bulletin 68V reprinted by IHC/VFE
69
Bell-Type Offshore Leaders A
70
Super-Vulcan Open Differential-Acting Air/Steam Pile Hammer J
71
Vulcan Pile Extractors  J Bulletin number switched from 69 to 71 after first edition.
72
Offshore Super-Vulcan Cable Type Pile Hammer A
73
Decelflo Pile Hammer Muffler
75
Dixie Devil Pump A
84
General Product Line F
85
Wood Pile Puller A
90
Expanding Mandrel
95
Onshore Pile Hammer Specifications A
106
106 "Switch-Hitter Hammer" Manual found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol. 1
130
DGH Pile Hammer Field Service Manual Manual found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol. 1
133
Vulcan-Nilens Diesel Pile Hammer Field Service Manual Number also used for the "Series I" Russian diesel hammers
165
Offshore Pile Hammers Field Service Manual "Old" version of this is found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol 1; "New" version is found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol. 2
168
Onshore Single-Acting Pile Hammers Field Service Manual G Manual for keyed type hammers (168E) is found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol 1; manual for cable type hammers (168G) is found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol. 2
170
Onshore Super-Vulcan Differential Acting Pile Hammers Field Service Manual C Manual 170C found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol 1
171
Pile Extractors Field Service Manual A Manual 171A found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol 1
175
Dixie Devil Pump Field Service Manual
177
Vibratory Hammer Field Service Manual G Manual 177G is found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol 1
178
Vulcan 488 Vibratory Hammer Field Service Manual Hammer designed but never produced.
190
Expanding Mandrel Field Service Manual
200
Vulcan Diesel Hammer C
265
Offshore Key-Ball Cushion Rings
300
Vibratory Hammers C Bulletin number switched from HV-101 to 300 after first edition.  Number also applied to the Vulcor (Uraga) Vibratory Hammer Field Service Manual
365
Hydra-Nut Cable Tensioner A
400
Nilens Pile Extractors
600
Vulcanaire Supertherm B
800
Data Manual Original Data Manual is here; expanded version can be found in vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol 1
1200
Vulcan Diesel Hammer Field Service Manual A Manual 1200A is found in the vulcanhammer.info Guide Vol 1
1400
Nilens Pile Extractors Field Service Manual
1600
Vulcanaire Supertherm Field Service Manual
HZ-101
Vibratory Hammers, Sizes 400 and 1400
I-80
Cushion Material B "Informational Bulletin"; in most cases Vulcan customers furnished their own cushion material; Vulcan disclaimed any warranty over its performance
P-548
Pettibone Speed Swing/DGH-100 Hammer
S-310
Stonedril Water Well Drill A
TH-1
Trac-Hammer (DGH-100/Gardner-Denver Air-Trac)
VC-1
Vari-Cycle D Vari-Cycle I

Additional product information is also found in the Vulcan Tips, which Vulcan issued during the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's.

Driven Pile Manual Volume 1a
Driven Pile Manual 1b
Driven Pile Manual 2