MASSIVE FAILURES OF OUR COMPETITION’S MACHINES PROMPTS APE BUILD UP IN UAE
APE Austria has begun a massive shipment of new APE Model 200 vibratory pile driver/extractors to the UAE. This is in response to recent electronic and overheating of our competition’s so-called new units in hot weather conditions. APE machines are will known for their simplicity and ability to handle both the hot Saudi Arabian sun and the cold of Alaska. The secret is our unique kidney loop cooling circuit which can be reversed in cold weather.
APE units come with massive heat exchangers and a special kidney loop oil cooling system that keeps the machine running even in 125 degree temperatures. APE developed a simple electrical system to mate with the advanced Tier III CAT engines. We avoided adding fancy touch screen panels that are subject to code failures that shut the unit down and require re-programming to get started again. APE machines are simple yet advanced. Our hydraulic gauges are old school simple yet our CAT Electronics are fuel efficient.
Our power units feature a built-in spare hydraulic tank, CAT Tier III engine, Super Heavy Duty radiator and oil cooler, kidney loop oil system, all stainless steel control panels, tachometer in the remote pendant (found only on APE machines) tool box with spare jaws and hoses and tools to do all the maintenance work and a 5 year warranty.
The APE 200 has the world’s greatest lifting capacity, heavy metal eccentrics, helical gears, one piece gear/eccentric, giant spherical double roller bearings, patented two stage suppressor, 0-ring seals on all parts for ready operation under water, clamps with nylotron lined slides and one piece cylinders and larger jaws for excellent gripping ability.
The APE 200 is the world’s most demanded vibratory pile driver due to its many patented features.
IMECO recently opened a new rental facility in the Middle East to represent APE. Here is a photo taken from the recent show.
An APE Model D36 drives pipe piles for a new oil platform in the Caspian Sea. The jobsite is in Turkmenistan. APE diesels are ISO 9002 and incorporate new technology not available anywhere else. For more details call APE at 253-872-0141 USA
Karl Pacik, shown here enjoying his summer holiday is doing what typical Europeans do in the summertime…go on holiday and tell we Americans to “get along without me for a month”. Well APE managed without Karl for a full month. Karl, get back to work! (you look fantastic on that bike)
John L. White
Note: Photo was used without permission
Attached the first photo of our vibro in Turkmenistan:
An APE200 with single clamps as well as with casing beam and two casing clamps is driving steel pipe piles, box piles and sheet piles of 23 m length at a new gas loading jetty project in Kianli, Turkmenistan
APE’s Middle East distributor is featured in this month’s Construction World Magazine. IMECO is headed by Karl Pacik. Karl buys used ICE and J&M vibratory pile/drivers from APE and sells them in the Middle East. He also sells new APE and J&M equipment. He has helped APE expand and is a key factor in APE’s worldwide expansion.
For everyone who could not attend America’s largest construction equipment exhibition “Conexpo” in
Las Vegas last month we herewith summarise new developments of our main partners for piling and
APE of Kent (American Piledriving Equipment) showed the brand new RoboVib, a vibro for mounting to the excavator boom which grabs beams and sheet piles from the side so that no additional servicemen are required. Another invention is the new diesel hammer type D180 with a ram weight of 18000 kg. It was a pleasure to meet many piling contractors who gave a lot of credit to the quality and performance of the APE machines as well as to APE’s continuous effort to develop new and better piling equipment.
You can read the complete story here. (PDF – 1.5MB)
Attached some photos I took today here in Abu Dhabi. The contractor APCC is using our brand new J+M416 to drive temporary steel casings of 750 mm diameter and 18 m length in pre-bored soil at the prestegious Marina Mall Extension project. About 300 piles have to be made and I am glad to report that APCC is very happy with our vibro.
IMECO Austria, (APE Middle East Distributor) sent in these photos of our Model 150 at work. Karl Pacik is visiting the site this week. The customer is driving 5000 linear meters of sheet piles, length 6-10 m and he is very happy with our machine.
Good Work Karl!