New tapered pile is taking the industry
Tapertube being positioned into
Tapertube being driven
to splicing level.
TAPERTUBE is a most versatile pile. Top and bottom dimensions, as well
as length of taper and metal thickness (up to .500 wall) can be produced
to suit soil and load requirements. Diameters over 24” are possible.
» TAPERTUBE is designed for
load capacities up to 200 tons and even more.
» TAPERTUBE is manufactured
using 50-ksi yield steel. We do not depend on the cold working of the steel
to produce the necessary strength required.
» TAPERTUBE can support greater
loads in weaker soils because of our greater variations in size and tapers.
» TAPERTUBE is especially
convenient when long piles are required. A 25’ bottom section can easily
be matched, on the job, with a 50’ top section to produce a 75’ pile and
no over length trucks or permits are required.
TAPERTUBE extensions of steel pipe make field splicing fast and dependable
using drive fit splices, weld fit splices or butt-welding. There is never
a need for special tools, slitting and bending of the pile, and you never
have to rely on a fillet weld working in shear as you do with other systems.
Pipe being spliced to driven section
Pipe is welded to
driven section of Tapertube to extend length.
TAPERTUBE may also be extended using light gauge material by using a mandrel
to drive the tapered section and carrying the upper material down at the
» TAPERTUBE can be matched
to smaller diameter extensions to suit load conditions or to reduce the
effects of downdrag. A large diameter tip can be used to take advantage
of weaker soils while retaining a smaller diameter upper portion of the
pile. For instance, a pile using an 8” tip 25’ long and tapering
up to 18” could be extended with a 14” top.
» TAPERTUBE factory installed
drive points are made with tough low alloy steel.
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