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“The Pipe-Pusher® is a pipe pressure device that reduces the pushing and pulling forces on a pipeline when transporting above or below ground. The Pipe-Pusher®, patent number is P29271, is a line pressure device with endless conveyors for use during a pull-in process of horizontal directional drilling. Our 130t Pipe-Pusher® has a range of Ø 219 mm – Ø 1420 mm / 8”- 56” and uses four profile rubber covered tracks to transfer its forces to the pipeline. The 50t Pipe-Pusher® with a range of Ø 280 mm – Ø 1220 mm / 11”- 48”, uses solid rubber tires."


When to choose the Pipe-Pusher®?

The Pipe-Pusher® innovation was developed by VLTT to be used in controlled drilling technologies (HDD) to reduce the required pulling force on the drilling rig, to centre the pipeline in the borehole and to remove the weight of the pipe on the conveyor track. Take in addition, our pipe pushers are used to install pipes at offshore sea landings. The pipe pushers are also used to install pipes and reline transport pipes.

What are the advantages?

  • Reduces required pulling force on the drilling rig
  • Centres pipeline exactly into the borehole
  • Takes weight of the pipeline on the conveyor track
  • Endless conveyor possibilities

How does it work?

The borehole is made with an HDD rig that performs a pilot drill and so called push reaming from the side, after which the Pipe-Pusher® pushes the pipe into the borehole.

Pipe pusher