The large VDH hammers from 3 to 9 tonnes can be used free hanging and leader mounted – both options are possible. The 3-9 tonnes hammers always make use of an accelerated cylinder, which push the drop weight down, rather than just letting it fall. This acceleration imparts more energy from the hammer to the pile (for concrete) and pipe (for steel), which improves the quality of the work


Thanks to the flexible modular construction, a 5 tonne hammer, for example, can be converted to a 9 tonne hammer. Another big advantage of the big hammers from VDH is that they have a long tool life and require few repairs. And if repair should ever be needed, it does not have to be done in the workshop – it can be done out in the field. Based on practical experience, the frame has been developed in such a way that the change of hammer cylinders, hoses and accumulators can be done in the field. This makes it quick and easy to carry out a repair, which is also more cost-effective.


• Efficient, robust hammer
• High reliability
• Accelerated cylinder
• Flexible, modular construction
• Long tool life
• Field repairable
• Adjustable drop height


Service & overhaul

Our service department repairs, maintains and overhauls piling rigs. All our employees are experienced, highly trained and possess a great deal of knowledge. Regardless of which type of rig or make, we make sure that you have full confidence in your equipment.

Van den Heuvel support

Van den Heuvel has a team of mechanics with fully equipped service vans waiting for you. Our service department is experienced, well-trained, and operational throughout Europe to quickly resolve the failure of your foundation machine.

In our warehouse we have a large stock of parts. If a part is not in stock, we can order it for you and deliver it quickly.

Bespoke service

We carry out complete overhauls, giving your piling rig a whole new lease of life in an as-new condition. But you might also opt for partial modifications. This might include cabins and undercarriages. Our service engineers will serve you either at our workshop in Werkendam or on-site.

Repairs and malfunctions

You must be able to rely on your piling rig at all times. If the technology lets you down, you can depend on our engineers to help, either in our workshops or on-site. If you’ve suffered a malfunction, then call us on +31 (0)183 502 655 (also available outside office hours).

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