Topdrill show at RailLIVE 2016

In Recent News by Candice Webb

Topdrill have taken a stand at RailLIVE 2016 this year to showcase our unique, CE accredited, UK manufactured rigs, namely LLAMR® (Lightweight Limited Access Modular Rig) and B.A.T.S® (Ballast And Trackbed Sampling)

Who needs possessions!  

Who needs possessions - drill holes anywhere

Who needs possessions – drill holes anywhere

Come and chat to us to find out how we can assist on delivering your site investigation on time and in budget with the minimal amount of possession work and associated risks.  Our proven system coupled with highly trained railway specific drillers have worked all over the UK often at short notice and to date our deepest hole is 15m with a full inclinometer installed!

Traditional solutions involve OTP (On Track Plant)with possessions but we can often access the sites AND complete the work during normal working hours

So, if you have tight deadlines and can’t wait for possessions, have difficult access or simply need the best information, including calibrated SPTs – WE HAVE THE SOLUTION.

100% HAVS free Ballast Sampling!  

100% HAVS free ballast sampling!

100% HAVS free ballast sampling!

It is a little known secret that Automatic Ballast Sampling (ABS) is not actually automatic, it involves operatives swinging off a jackhammer pushing a sampling tube into the ground.  This presents many risks including Hand Arm Vibration and Manual Handling injuries.  The holes are not cased and samples retrieved are insufficient to confidently undertake in-situ testing such as Hand Shear Vane or Pocket Penetrometer.
Our B.A.T.S® system can drill cased holes to 2.2m in the 4/6/10ft or CESS with no HAVS risks to the operators.
This enables for rapid assessment of the trackbed to an effective depth of 2m below sleeper base with recovery of high quality samples suitable for HSV & PP testing.
We produce logs to the latest Network Rail standard (NR/L2/TRK/4239) and NTR158 codes. AGS4 data also available.

For more information come and see us. We are located on stand J21 and are showcasing the rigs

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