The Pipe Puller concept is a simple, trenchless technique for pipe replacement. Firstly, a strong steel pulling cable is fed through the old pipe which is being removed. The pulling cable has a special pulling attachment on one end and this engages with the old pipe. The other end of the cable is fixed onto the Pipe Puller spool which is driven by two powerful hydraulic motors. The spool safely and continuously winds up the pipe as it is removed from the ground and a new copper or polyethylene pipe is towed into place following the same pathway as the old pipe.
The method minimizes the risk of damaging any nearby utilities, removes the environmental hazard from the decommissioned pipe, reduces size of excavations and cost of reinstatement, and, most importantly, it is SAFE for operators and members of the public.