A two-piece machine, the Obermann VS 63-20 D has a combined mixing and storage tank, making it easy to manoeuvre around difficult sites and quick to mix grouting materials. Skelair opted for the diesel-powered option as it believes it is more flexible and easier to manage from a rental perspective.
Michael Szymassek, vice president for international sales at Obermann, said: “The VS 63-20 D is extremely popular due to its flexibility and robust performance – Skelair has definitely made a wise investment.”
The Obermann has been brought on board in response to the requirement for simultaneous drilling and grouting. Ground stabilisation projects that were previously halted because of the economy have restarted, leading many companies to turn to machine hire because of the availability and quick turnaround.
Whilst the machine will be available to hire as a stand alone unit, in Skelair’s experience companies prefer to hire a complete ‘drill and grout’ package; the company often rents its existing fleet of Obermann pumps in conjunction with TEI drill masts.