Martello grows piling fleet

Martello Piling, a UK-based piling contractor, has launched the latest addition to its fleet – the MP 6000 rotary-bored piling rig – designed and built by the Martello Group.

Martello grows piling fleet

The MP 6000 is fitted with a Stage 4 engine, which delivers 160kW and enables the machine to construct piles of up to 1,200mm diameter, to a depth of up to 36m. The company said the rig's design follows its philosophy of producing machines with a small footprint and low tail swing radius.

The new addition to the fleet is part of Martello's on-going investment strategy and adds greater capacity and resources to its growing rotary-bored piling business. The MP 6000 joins other purpose-built plant, allowing Martello to respond rapidly to its growing order book for both restricted-headroom and large open-site bored piling projects throughout the UK, particularly city centre locations, the contractor explained.

Speaking about the launch of the new rig, James Blackwell, technical director at Martello Piling, said: "Martello has the in-house capacity to design and manufacture its own piling rigs and has developed a range of machines that allow the construction of rotary-bored piles in conditions ranging from headroom as low as 3.5m up to fully open sites. Having our own in-house design and build resource allows us to be radical in our approach to meeting our clients' needs, as we are able to alter rig configurations to suit their specific project requirements."