MegaMc® is mega player in fusible pipeline construction

Versatility and power are the key components of McElroy’s new fusion machine, the MegaMc® 1648 Series 2. The fusion carriage is mounted on a rugged wheeled chassis and is removable for in-ditch or close quarters work. The carriage can convert from 4 to 3 jaws as needed and interchanges easily with its tracked counterpart to create a self-propelled, all-terrain, track-mounted fusion machine. “The MegaMc 1648 Series 2 is designed to function in the ditch, on …

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Contractor Crosses Washita River with a New “Horse”

In mid-2011, McElroy equipment helped the City of Ardmore, Oklahoma install a 36-inch DIPS SDR 11 pipeline under the Washita River. Using directional drilling, the new water main was installed to replace a concrete main that had been washed away by the constant erosion forces of the river passing over the exposed pipe. Ardmore lies equidistant between Dallas, Texas and Oklahoma City. Home to approximately 24,000, the city relies on several reservoirs, a series of …

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Polyethylene Pipe Breathes New Life into English Water Mains

In the Victorian era, England underwent an amazing population boom. With more people, came more needs for services. During this time, large-scale water and sewer infrastructure were created throughout the country. It was a time of doing things bigger and better than before. One of the larger projects of the time created two pipelines from Lake Vyrnwy to Liverpool, both lines being made of cast iron of anywhere between 39 to 42 inches in diameter. …

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140-Year-Old Manhattan Water Main Rehabilitated Through Trenchless Methods

In “the city that never sleeps,” it seems only right that any construction job match the moniker of Manhattan. For the past two years, workers from contractor Halycon Construction and subcontractor Insituform Technologies Inc. have convened on different blocks of iconic Madison Avenue, to rehabilitate a 140-year-old 48-inch water main running under the street. To alleviate the headaches that could happen by snarling New York City’s rush-hour traffic, workers quickly moved onto sections of the …

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