Pipe bursting is the most cost-effective, non-destructive method of sewer pipe replacement on the market today. If you’d like to add this popular technology to your list of offerings, investing in the right tool is the key to great project results and customer satisfaction. Here are the top five bursting head brands that you should consider when choosing your new solution.
1. TRIC Tools
California-based TRIC Tools was the first to offer pipe bursting technology over twenty years ago, and they continue to expand and innovate their offerings. The company specializes in what they refer to as the TRIC formula: simple, modular, compact, and adaptable, and they bring this philosophy to their selection of bursting heads. With both the traditional pipe-fusion design and a unique Lock-Head design that eliminates the need to fuse the head to the pipe during the bursting process, there is a tool for any need or budget. The Lock-Head style is particularly valuable: Without the need for a PE cap or fusion, it offers a much faster, easier, and more efficient experience in every project. All of the TRIC Tools bursting heads are constructed to last and come in a variety of sizes for any application. The Standard heads come in 4-inch, 6-inch, and 8-inch sizes, and the Lock-Head line comes in 4-inch and 6-inch options. If you’re looking for the best option for your new pipe bursting head, TRIC tools should be your first stop.
2. Hammerhead Trenchless
Another good option for pipe bursting technology is Hammerhead Trenchless. With a large pneumatic bursting head product line ranging from 5-inch to 24-inch diameters, there is an option for a wide variety of applications, both in residential and commercial settings. A couple of notable feature include the air reverse which can be controlled from the surface, and the extra-strength rear clamping anvil for better grip. With a selection of models including the SR, AR, and XPR, Hammerhead Trenchless is worth consideration.
3. TT Technologies
TT Technologies’ Grundoburst system is another possible option when choosing a pipe bursting head. Unlike TRIC Tool and Hammerhead, Grundoburst is a static pipe bursting tool, which uses a bladed cutting wheel to split the pipe rather than a pneumatic bursting tool. This process requires less power than other options, so you may want to consider it as well.
4. Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions
If you’re especially space-constrained, Pow-R Mole Trenchless Solutions specializes in extra-small bursting footprint designs that fit in pipes and service lines as narrow as three-quarters of an inch and pits as small as 20 inches. The static bursting head is only 11 inches long and has removable blades to customize for various products and materials.
5. Roddie Inc.
Roddie Inc.’s R2 and S2 pipe bursting systems features articulated bursting heads that can navigate up to 45-degree bends without the need to detach and reposition the tool. The heads are made from high grade steel and heat treated for extra durability. Sizes include 2-inch to 8-inch pipe and S2 heads feature replaceable blades to work in a variety of pipe materials.