INSTALLATION/OPERATION OF PILE DRIVER (LINK BELT)
Running Hammer Engine
While Hammer Is Running
Installation or Pile Driver
Stopping The Pile Driver
Relocating The Pile Driver
Starting Hammer Engine
Disassemble Pile Driver
Refer to TM 5-3895-265-14 "Hammer, Pile Driver Self Powered; Diesel Driven, w/fuel oil,
Tank and Lubricating Oil Tank (Link Belt Speeder, Model 180-M)"
This appendix covers procedures for the
installation, operation, and disassembling of a Pile
Driver and Catwalk used with the ATEC Crane.
Only general guidance is provided. Refer to Tech-
nical Manual of Pile Driver Hammer and Catwalk
used for complete instructions.
A Pile Driver is a sectional tower framework
that contains a diesel engine driven battering ram
device that pounds Piling (Poles, I-Beams, Sheets,
etc.). into the soil to create foundations for build-
ings, bridges, docks, seawalls, and other structures
required to maintain or support heavy loads.
Pile Driver components include Lead Sections
(tower) a Hammer (a two cycle diesel engine with a
reciprocating cylinder, and a fuel tank), an Adapter (to
absorb the ram impact forces to minimize
mushrooming/splitting of the piling and to protect the
hammer) and a Driving Head (battering ram in contact
The crane operator lifts and repositions the Pile
with the pole or pile being driven into the soil).
Driver for each new pole to be driven into the
ground. The operator moves the Crane and/or
The Top Lead Section is connected to the crane
changes Boom lengths for each desired pole loca-
boom by two parallel Adapter Plates. The Lower
tion. Poles may be up to 25 ft long.
Lead Section(s) bolt to the Top Lead Section. The
combined (bolted together) sections form a metal
The crane is also used to pull each pole upright
frame up to an allowable 45 ft. height.
into the lead section tower so that it is in a position
to be driven into the ground by the ramming action
A crane is used to lift, position, and stabilize the
of the Hammer.
pile driver lead sections over each desired pole
General weights for the Hammer Engine,
Driving Head, Adapter, and Guide Angles are about
The pole or pile may be driven partially or all the
way into the ground. If bedrock is encountered the
pole will not be able to be driven further into the
Other Pile Driver components are cables, tie
soil. It may be cut off to suit the "above ground
speed control) device and a cable.