Pile Buck Ads 3: Nilens Diesel Hammer Driving Sheet Piles — vulcanhammer.net

The third in our series of vulcanhammer.net ads for Pile Buck include this one, showing a Nilens diesel hammer driving sheet piling using a “spud” or “rail” type leader in the back. Nilens was one of Vulcan’s more interesting adventures in pile driving equipment. The method used is a typically European practice that has found […] … Continue reading Pile Buck Ads 3: Nilens Diesel Hammer Driving Sheet Piles — vulcanhammer.net

Vulcan Diesel Hammers

At one point or another in its history, Vulcan attempted to produce or market every type of pile driver made. Probably the persistently least successful type were the diesel hammers. Vulcan's failure to manufacture and/or market a widely accepted diesel hammer was a significant long-term problem for the company. Nevertheless diesel hammers are an important … Continue reading Vulcan Diesel Hammers

Russian Diesel Hammers at Vulcan: Series I and II

Vulcan's last foray into diesel hammers was, in many ways, one of the most interesting ventures in the company's history. It was certainly one of the most involved. In 1987 Vulcan first met with Russian (then Soviet) trade representatives in Washington concerning marketing Vulcan's offshore hammer line in the Soviet Union. It's interesting to note … Continue reading Russian Diesel Hammers at Vulcan: Series I and II

Vulcan IC-30/30D/33D Diesel Hammers

With Nilens gone and the LPG hammer unsuccessful, in 1978 Vulcan found itself without any kind of internal combustion hammer. It passed up the opportunity to purchase the Link-Belt diesel hammer line and attempted to develop its own. The effort that resulted was the IC-30/30D/33D hammer line. Vulcan's starting point was the Nilens N-33 hammer, … Continue reading Vulcan IC-30/30D/33D Diesel Hammers

Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) Hammer

As the Nilens concern inched (or more accurately millimetred) its way to receivership, Vulcan embarked upon a project using one of their hammers that, had it succeeded, would have made an interesting addition to Vulcan's lineup: the Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) hammer. As was the case with noise pollution, the 1970's were also the years … Continue reading Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) Hammer

Nilens

One of Vulcan's more interesting--if not necessarily most profitable--business partnerships was with the Nilens concern in Belgium. This page outlines the company and its product line. Note: We have extensive technical information available on the Nilens product line, especially the diesel hammers. Click here if you would like to contact us about this. The Company … Continue reading Nilens

Beginnings of Diesel Hammers, and the Vulcan IC-65

Until World War II driven piles in the U.S. were installed by one of two means: drop hammers or steam hammers. By that time some of Vulcan's competitors (Union, Industrial Brownhoist) were falling by the wayside, and the steam hammer market was becoming a two-sided match between Vulcan and MKT, with the Raymond hammers still … Continue reading Beginnings of Diesel Hammers, and the Vulcan IC-65

Russian Diesel Hammers

L.V. Erofeev, VNIIstroidormash V.A. Nifontov, VNIIstroidormash D.C. Warrington, Vulcan Iron Works Inc. Notes This article first appeared in the First May Issue 1993 of Pile Buck. It is reproduced here with a few changes. . Additional information (including some detailed theory on diesel hammer operation) can be found in the article Tubular Diesel Hammers, which … Continue reading Russian Diesel Hammers