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by Bill Bonekemper
May 14, 2012
Introducing “HAL” – Heritage Anchor Lift
A New and Revolutionary Helical Tieback Anchor
and Helical Pile Installation System for Foundation Repair Contractors
Heritage Anchor Lift or “HAL” is a patent pending system invented and manufactured by Mr. Tom Stewart and his company, HEAT Manufacturing, located in Charleston, WV (www.heatmfg.com). Tom has worked in and around the foundation repair business for more than 30 years, and his ongoing frustrations with helical tieback installations for basement wall repair provided him with the motivation to come up with a better, more productive, cost effective and safer solution. “HAL” has been in development for three years and has two years of testing and field use.
“HAL” offers foundation repair contractors the following significant benefits:
- Significantly reduced crew size – a single operator and one assistant
- No ceiling mounted cabling supports required
- Fingertip operating controls including both angle and crowd
- An impressive 6500 ft. lbs. of torque capacity
- Fully integrated torque measuring system
- A very easy to operate, water-
fed core drilling attachment option for dust- free drilling
- Modular design makes it easy to transport into basements and other limited access sites
- Much, much safer work site
- And, “HAL” also makes it just as easy to install vertical helical piles
“One hell of a piece of equipment. We’ve used it on 6 projects all of which went great. One man operates the machine with fingertip controls including angle and crowd – an awesome labor saving feature. No other crew members are needed to hold the helical and no cabling is needed either. All you need is one other crew member to assist with handling the helicals. We have installed both square bar and round shaft helicals with it. “HAL” works as advertised, and if you put helicals in walls, you must have this system”.
President, Marco Concrete Lifting
“I was skeptical at first and was actually considering making a similar system myself.
But, once my crew started using “HAL”, I quickly realized there is a lot more to
this system than I first realized. Tom, the inventor, has used some pretty sophisticated
concepts that make this system operate so effortlessly and efficiently. We’ve done
6 or 7 projects with “HAL” so far, and we are seeing a decrease of 1-
President, United Structural Systems
How the Heritage Anchor Lift System Works
This light weight system is designed to be broken down into a few component parts. The base assembly legs fold up for easy maneuvering through tight doorways and stairs. The lift boom can be lowered to a more compact position by removing a quick release pin, and the carriage frame that houses the drive motor can also be removed with a quick release pin and carried to the work areas or moved with a hand truck or dolly.
Setup is Easy
Reconnect the components of the Heritage Anchor Lift and attach the hoses from the
hydraulic power source to the supply and return line connections to the onboard hydraulic
twin spool valve that controls the torque motor and the lift boom cylinder. For horizontal
The onboard 3,000 lb. electric winch is battery operated and connected to a deep
cycle marine battery. The winch provides the initial feed pressure or crowd to the
helical making it a breeze to advance into the soil. The handy remote switches the
spool in and spool out functions of the cable. Activate the drive head using the
hydraulic controls to turn the helical into the ground and torque to needed torque
capacity up to 6,500 ft. lbs. -
Integrated Torque Motor
The hydraulic, PRO-
Carriage Frame Assembly
This separate component of the lift is suspended from the boom with a hitch pin connection
and can be quickly detached and carried or maneuvered with a dolly to the work site.
The lift boom suspends the carriage frame, which cradles the support yoke containing
the drive head, allowing the entire torque drive to rotate and pivot in all three
axes. This allows the helical to be set at any angle between the vertical and horizontal
positions for installation. It also provides the means for a vertical “pedestal
mount” position with the drive head located above the boom and locked in with an
additional hitch pin. This is useful for installing the helicals at 15 to 20 degrees
down angle customarily required for tie-
Hydraulic Spool Valve
The onboard valve assembly controls the torque motor forward and backward operation
and the hydraulic lift cylinder for precise raising and lowering of the boom. Differential
pressure is monitored by the analog gauges and is used for determining the installed
torque. The optional machine mounted, custom Digital Torque Monitor, PT-
3,000 Pound Pull DC Electric Winch
This feature, powered by the onboard deep cycle 12 volt battery, is for providing crowd or the forward pressure on the helical. The cable hook is attached to a D ring mounted with a masonry anchor on the wall or footer and the cable is tightened by the winch to start the anchor into the ground. The winch is controlled by the convenient cable in/out switch mounted below the hydraulic controls.
Telescopic Torque Bar
The custom high strength torque bar is attached to the drive coupler by a quick release hitch pin and telescopes from 5 feet to 10 feet. This is used to counter the rotational torque of the drive head during anchor installation.
HEAT Manufacturing assumes that its customers are knowledgeable and experienced helical tieback and helical pile installation contractors, and HEAT Manufacturing offers service and support for our customers. Wear part replacements are available directly from HEAT Manufacturing.
Heritage Equipment And Tool, LLC
dba Heat Manufacturing
265 Slack Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Toll Free: 855-