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Connections made in Glastonbury

TRACTOConnections made in Glastonbury

Difficult ground conditions called for a specialist solution when new PE pipes for potable water services had to be installed underneath two, 10-metre road crossings in the grounds of the UK’s ultimate music festival at Worthy Farm

The geology of the bore was a mixture of rocks and boulders, with only a small layer of clay and the added issue of very wet ground conditions. TTRACTOhe project screamed out for a mole and the TRACTO GRUNDOMAT 145 was identified to supply sufficient power and thrust to bore under an inner road on the farm. After the initial bore, the GRUNDOMAT was reversed back to the start pit towing a 32mm and 90mm PE pipe and a 63mm and 32mm on the 2nd to install new water pipes for the extended camp site.

The bores were undertaken by experienced GRUNDOMAT and HDD operator, Arnie Bailey, and were very successful – coming out at the correct depth and right in the center of the pits. Both Arnie, who runs Arnie Bailey Enterprises Ltd offering drilling consultancy and NO-dig operations, and the client were delighted at the accuracy achieved and the ease with which the GRUNDOMAT towed the pipes through the bore;

“We managed a very precise and accurate bore even though we couldn’t see the reception pit from the start pit due to the overgrowth of hedges on either side of the road. The GRUNDOMAT tackled the whole job with ease, as usual and the customer was over the moon with completion of the project; which has ensured services can be connected to the existing mains over a mile away and in good time for the festival.”


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