Directional horizontal boring and pipe bursting machines for trenchless pipe replacement by Power Mole from RJM.
Directional Pipe Boring
Directional bore and pipe burst with same equipment.
Avoid the time and cost of restoration by boring or bursting a new pipe.
Advantages of Power Mole pipe bursting and boring machines:
Bellies can remain a problem if pipe bursting, bore in a new pipe in at any grade needed.
If the existing pipe is collapsed or obstructions block feeding a cable through to burst the pipe, then push the rods through or bore in a new pipe.
Pipe burst cast iron, concrete, HDPE, Asbestos cement, PVC, ductile iron, Orangeburg and clay pipes and others.
No extra space needed before the connection to steer the bore
Powered by standard excavator hydraulic systems or use our portable hydraulic power pack units.
Easily dis-assembles into smaller and lighter pieces for easy transportation and storage.
50 years experience building trenchless equipment
Tough design and construction
No restoration in between pits
Safer than horizontal boring since the new pipe goes into the same location as the old pipe.
Increase pipe size
Steel rods are more durable than cable strands
Doesn't reduce pipe diameter like pipe lining.
Low operating and maintenance costs
Much lower price than directional drilling machines complete
systems begin at $12,500
The Power Mole underground directional boring and pipe bursting
machines replace existing pipes or install new pipes without damaging
roadways, driveways, landscaping, buildings, sidewalks and other
structures reducing the project time and cost. The Power Mole
directional horizontal boring machines cost much less than directional
Steering Directional Horizontal Boring
First aim the direction of boring rods by aligning with the rear
adjustments. The rod aiming tool and target make accurate
alignment easy. During the rod pushing phase the direction of the
rods can be adjusted if needed by rotating the rods. By rotating
the asymmetrical boring head the direction of the boring rods steers.
The iTrack directional tracking DataSonde provides precise depth,
location and direction information to accurately guide the boring rods
to the target location.
Multiple duct installers: Pull back the new pipe or conduit
with rods spaced at 6.5 or 8" spacing, then move the Power Mole pipe
boring machine sideways and connect to the installed rods and pull the
next pipe in. (2" to 5" available)
Rod storage boxes: Place all of rods within reach of the pipe
boring machine in a single step and stay efficient and organized.