The VDH-PV15 is a multifunctional piling machine that is optimally suited for carrying out various types of foundation work in railway projects. The integrated pile driver enables the machine to do piling work, a drill motor can be mounted for drilling work, and a vibratory hammer can be attached for driving various types of sheet piling.


The PV15 is self-propelled, both on the rails and on crawler tracks. In the VDH workshop, the machine is equipped with a self-propelled wheelset so it does not need to be pushed or pulled by a train. In addition, a leader, hammer, sliding table and extra ballast are added.


Despite its compact size, the PV15 can drive piles of various lengths up to a maximum of 7.5 metres long. This is possible due to the height-adjustable 3-section leader, specially developed by VDH. Different drive caps can also be fitted on the machine. This allows both square piles and piles with screw ends to be driven into the ground. The hydraulically rotatable adapter turns the piles exactly in the right place, making the work more efficient.


• Suitable for work on and around the rails
• Compact, in operation and during transport
• Adjacent rails can remain operational
• Self-propelled, railway wheelsets or crawler tracks
• Can be erected under high voltage cables
• Multifunctional: piling, vibrating, drilling
• Can be fitted with various drive caps
• EN 16228 certified


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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