2020 Innovation Name: The Drainage Beak
Awards: 3rd Most Innovative Property, Construction & Transport Company
The Drainage Beak is an attachment for an excavator which completly eliminates the requirement for workers to manually handle pipes. The device is paired with a quick-coupling hitch that allows the operator to use a bucket to dig the trench and lay a base course of gravel, then detach the bucket, attach the Drainage Beak, and automatically connect hydraulic lines in under 30 seconds.
The device has reduced the time taken to pick up a pipe, move it into the trench and position it to the specified line and grade by around 30%.