FCH purchased the 18ACS Grundodrill from Tracto for its work in the water and utility sectors, in particular for Scottish Water.
It is known as the King of Rocks due to its ability to drill in all ground conditions.
Fraser Hart established FCH Construction Services in 2009 to specialize in trenchless tunneling. It has previously hired machinery from Tracto’s Kirkcaldy depot, including the Grundopit PS60 fluid-assisted mini-drill which, with the support of Tracto’s specialist operator support team, was used to complete a pipeline of water that had to cross a stream between Perth and Dundee.
When Fraser Hart inquired about using the same unit for another potential project, Tracto Area Sales Manager Kevin Pate recommended the larger Grundodrill 18ACS due to size and nature of the project.
“The knowledge and support of the Tracto team over the past few years has been invaluable,” said Hart. “From advice, machinery, parts and technical support to site visits, they have really helped us to complete some of our ambitious projects. Access to other models in the Tracto range, including pipe bursting products, and proximity to the depot also supported our decision to purchase the 18ACS Grundodrill. It is a superior machine that can work in both soft and ultra-hard ground conditions and has already been successfully deployed on job sites following extensive on-site training from Tracto.