In the VDH workshop, the machine is fitted with a special leader that is mounted on the jib of the crawler crane. VDH has developed a leader mount that is suitable for both tubular and lattice leaders. A special sliding table is also built onto the crane with two guide bars on the side of the machine. Additional hydraulic functions, control options and, optionally, additional winches are also added. Of course, a capacity calculation is carried out and, if necessary, additional ballast is fitted. As a variation of the additional counterweight, part of the ballast can be replaced by a powerpack frame or a powerpack frame can be placed on top of the counterweight.
The PDX piling rig reaches greater inclinations than a PD piling rig, both forwards and backwards. In order to achieve these large inclinations, cylinders mounted on the boom are anchored to the back of the machine. By mounting outriggers at the rear, the boom can be moved backwards through the dead centre. This gives the sliding table enough travel and the desired inclinations can be achieved.
In addition to the enormous flexibility you gain when a crane can also be used as a foundation piling machine, a PDX piling rig offers even more advantages. It offers tremendous range: the PDX machine can operate forward- or backward-leaning, with a maximum inclination of 3:1. The fact that the leader can be lowered makes it ideal for work where scaffolding or a pontoon is used.