This has been designed as a cost effective solution to the problem of obtaining a strong and reliable pulling attachment onto larger (400mm+) PE pipes of any wall thickness (SDR). It’s suitable for Directional Drilling and Slip Lining applications as well as a method of pulling PE pipes during direct burial installations. MCA-Fusion Hire and Repair also supply a full range of PE towing heads.
Towing Socks, also known as ‘Chinese Fingers’, can be used for any application that requires a pulling load to be applied to a cable, pipe, tube or similar object. These can be used above or below ground, their most common use being for the installation of cables.
Pipe Scrapers, also known as ‘Christmas Tree Scrapers’, are made up of a number of spring steel scrapers mounted on a central shaft. The central shaft is fitted with a towing eye at each end to allow the scraper to be pulled back if necessary.
These consist of two circular wire brushes mounted on a central shaft with a towing eye located at each end. They are designed to be pulled through a metal pipe to remove loose deposits and dust prior to the insertion of PE pipe. They can also be used after the Pipe Scraper to remove the deposits loosened by the scrapers.