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Digging Deeper – July 2024

Financing Equipment In today’s market, it’s important for a business owner to maximize their potential with wise financial choices to achieve growth. For many businesses, this growth may depend on equipment – upgrading outdated machines, replacing failing equipment, or acquiring cutting-edge equipment to propel operations forward.  Equipment financing can be the best solution to support […]

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Digging Deeper – June 2024

Used Equipment – Akkerman SLS-100 Package Akkerman currently has a complete Model SLS-100 sliplining system available for purchase or rent at our facility in Brownsdale, MN.  The unit was previously used on a rental project installing 48in and 66in FRP under live flow conditions.  The equipment has been inspected and is in excellent condition.  Project […]

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Digging Deeper – May 2024

Akkerman 4800 Series GBM: Versatile & Powerful Written by: Chris Sivesind The Akkerman 4800 Series GBM offers contractors incredible versatility from installing pilot tubes to pilot tube microtunneling operations, and as an auger bore machine to install steel casings from 12in-36in.  On a recent project in Sumner, WA contractor Northwest Boring Co, Inc. (NWB) chose […]

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Digging Deeper – April 2024

How Far Can I Go? Written by: Troy Stokes It is no secret that trenchless technology has its fair share of risk, and regardless of where you fit into this industry, chances are a big part of your job is spent trying to manage and mitigate that risk. One of the most frequent questions that […]

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Digging Deeper – March 2024

What about the IJS? Written by: Jon Valin Intermediate Jacking Stations Many are familiar with the Intermediate Jacking Station, also known as an IJS. As our industry grows and time passes many new to the trenchless industry may not be. With this said we often receive such questions asking what an IJS consists of, why […]

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Digging Deeper – February 2024

Navigating Off-Course Written by: Robin Lorenzen We’ve all been there—the laser moved, the laser wasn’t set to the correct grade or alignment to properly launch, or ground conditions changed while tunneling. There are numerous circumstances that can occur where you find the machine is heading off course as a TBM operator. What do we do […]

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Digging Deeper – January 2024

Inuvik Airport Civil Infrastructure & Runway Extension Design Engineer: The Tunneling Company – Kamloops, BCLocation: Inuvik, NWT – CanadaGround Conditions: Permafrost zone. Included frozen clays with fine to coarse sand and trace gravels that were well bonded with 5-10% visible ice by volume.Type of Installation: TBM PipejackingMaterial: 60-in. OD Steel CasingFootage Installation: 320-LF crossingEquipment: Akkerman […]

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Digging Deeper – December 2023

Mainline Segment & Railroad Crossing Design Engineer: J&J Boring, Inc.Location: Midland, TXGround Conditions: varying UCS caliche and limestone rockType of Installation: Tunnel Boring SystemMaterial: 48-in. OD Steel CasingFootage Installation: 550-lf. / 250-lf. (DCH used for 250)Equipment: Akkerman Tunnel Boring System with 5200 Pump Unit, 524 Haul Unit, TBM 48SCII, 50-in OD Disc Cutter Head, The […]

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Digging Deeper – November 2023

Highway SR-51 Trenchless Crossing Design Engineer: Horizontal Boring LLCLocation: Phoenix, AZGround Conditions: Breccia and phyllite/schist rock formations with UCS to 15,000-psiType of Installation: TBM Pipe JackingMaterial: 86-in OD x 1-in wall Steel CasingFootage Installation: 330-lfEquipment: Akkerman Pipe Jacking System, WM720-II TBM, 5200 Pump, 1548 Haul System, 2325BE Lube System, TBM Rock DCH Since no ground […]

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Digging Deeper – October 2023

Kaw Lake Water Supply Design Engineer: Super Excavators, Inc.Location: Enid, OKGround Conditions: Hard rock with high hydrostatic water headType of Installation: Slurry MicrotunnelingMaterial: 72-in Steel CasingFootage Installation: 510-lfEquipment: Akkerman SL74P MTBM System, AZ-100 Total Guidance System, Akkerman 800-ton MT jacking frame, Akkerman High-Pressure pit seal & pipe clamp The 100-ft deep water intake tunnel was […]

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Digging Deeper – September 2023

Akkerman Celebrates 50 Years We were overwhelmed with gratitude and joy as we looked back on half a century of accomplishments and growth. It was a truly extraordinary few days, marked by a profound sense of achievement, and we owe a significant portion of our success to our exceptional clients. The support, trust, and collaboration […]

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Digging Deeper – August 2023

Akkerman Guided Rock Boring Units RBU24 to RBU42 Accurately navigating solid rock conditions is possible with this multi-step approach. Staff Highlight Eric Kozak was named the August 2023 Employee of the Month. Eric came to Akkerman on February 6, 2006 as a welder. In 2008, after the facilities expansion, he transitioned to the GBM assembly […]

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