A SpiderPlow trencher, a piece of construction equipment

The SpiderPlow™ method – a trenchless utility installation

As you probably know, we pride ourselves on offering services that provide quality work in a timely fashion. We also work hard to reduce the environmental impact of these jobs. Trenching is one of the many offerings we can provide. If you have not heard of the SpiderPlow™ Method, it’s a great alternative to traditional trenching methods. In fact, it’s considered a trenchless utility installation.

There are many reasons this method is a smart choice. It’s more environmentally friendly than the regular methods since it’s less impactful on the surroundings. There are also fewer fuel emissions.

A SpiderPlow™ is also effective on all terrains, the only ground condition it doesn’t work on is solid rock. But it can tackle undulating terrain and slopes with ease. It can even work on permafrost, dune sands, wetlands and swamps.

The SpiderPlow™ can also plow through river depths of up to 1.5m. It minimizes post-construction settlements, and you don’t have to worry about damage to road surfaces.

Beyond being an effective method, it is also fast and efficient. The SpiderPlow can perform ripping, installation and backfilling simultaneously. This method enables the contractor to hand over projects faster, resulting in milestone completion payments being unlocked sooner. It’s up to 20 times faster than traditional trenching.

Traffic disruptions are kept to a minimum. You don’t lose days because of wet weather. It substantially reduces route preparations. It can cut down on manhandling and damages of material. The method has an unmatched installation speed of up to 1500 m/hr. You can lay warning tapes or tracer wires at the same time with a SpiderPlow™. Simply put, projects can be completed faster which benefits your bottom line.

As you can see, with the SpiderPlow™, we can install utilities quickly and efficiently, compared to the time consuming and costly nature of traditional open trenching. Our SpiderPlow™ machines have been developed and refined over 50 years and have become a recognized and proven installation method in almost every part of the world. They’re so well known that you’ll find some utility owners will actually specify SpiderPlow™ in their tender documents.

We invite you to learn more about this method by reaching out to us. This is just one of the many great services we can offer you. We have several technology and utility services available to help you get jobs completed quickly, timely and within budget. Give us a call today at (801) 892-0500 or visit our website to learn more.

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