DRIVING CAPS

Choose the correct driving cap for your driver

The prestressed concrete fence post is designed for tough conditions and are driveable with a standard post driver. Percussion drivers, pneumatic drivers and standard thumper are all able to be used to drive the concrete fence post.

DRIVING CAPS FOR DROP HAMMER DRIVER

Is your post driver a drop hammer, thumper style? Then choose the ACP Driving caps. DC01 and DC02

DRIVING CAPS FOR PERCUSSION DRIVER

Is your post driver a percussion style, pneumatic, vibrating style driver? Then you’ll need a manufactured driving head for your specific machine. Click this link to learn more about driving concrete posts with a percussion driver.

Driving Concrete Posts with Drop Hammer Post Driver

ACP Driving Caps for Drop Hammer Drivers

Australian Concrete Posts recommend that a thick rubber material be used to cushion the direct impact on top of the post when driving them in. Australian Concrete Posts have developed a driving cap for a drop hammer style driver that can be placed on top of the post. The ACP Driving Cap holds a layer of 20mm rubber in place. The layer of rubber padding inside minimises impact on post. 

NOTE: For all drivers – Before ramming in hard ground we recommend a pilot hole.*Refer to our Resources page on “How to Drive Posts in the Ground” and ACP Product Handling Guides for recommended methods for driving Australian Concrete Fence Posts.

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ACP Driving Caps for a drop hammer post drivers.

DC01 & DC02
Driving Caps to be used on drop hammer driver only for Concrete Fence Posts.

CODE DRIVING CAPS FOR CONCRETE POSTS
DC01 Driving Cap – SMALL – for 110 & 130mm Fence Posts – 3.5kg
DC02 Driving Cap – LARGE – for 170 mm Strainer Posts – 5.3kg
  DRIVING CAP REPLACEMENT RUBBERS
DC03 Driving Cap Replacement Rubber – SMALL
DC04

Driving Cap Replacement Rubber – LARGE

Driving Concrete Posts with Pneumatic & Percussion Drivers

Driving Caps for Pneumatic Drivers

Pneumatic and percussion drivers need a manufactured driving head. The ACP Driving cap is not suitable for a percussion driver.

Every percussion driver is a different type of post guide, essentially will need to customise your post guide to hold a thick piece of rubber or polyurethane between the head of the post and your driver to minimise the direct impact on top of the post. Below are some options Elgra or Munro Driver that some customers have customised for their drivers.

MUNRO & El-GRA DRIVERS

Visit your local Munro dealer or website to find information about using a Munro or El-Gra Driver on your prestressed concrete posts.

Here are some helpful tips on how to use your Elgra and Munro Driver with concrete posts.

  • You will need to adjust, (usually turn down) the Rebound pressure on your percussion drivers to suit driving concrete fence posts.
  • Essentially your MUST ensure there is a heavy duty belt rubber or polyurethane layer between the post driver head and the top of the post to minimise the violent impact on the posts.
  • Below are some examples using an El-Gra Driver that some of our customers have adapted for their drivers.

 

COMMERCIAL DRIVING CAP

Paul Nielsen Hydraulics in Ballina NSW can manufacture a driving cap to suit your post driver. Contact Paul Nielsen Fabrications & Hydraulics Telephone: 02 6681 1155. Their website: http://fabricationballina.com.au/ . An example of driving cap manufactured by Paul Nielsen is pictured below.

Watch how posts are driven using a pneumatic driver with custom built driving cap.

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