Hydraulic Pile press-in and extraction Machinery “Silent Piler KGK-100A”

This machine is the first “silent piler” vibration- and noise-free press-in and pull-out machine. It was devised by Akio Kitamura, the founder of Giken Ltd., and jointly developed with Takaharu Kakiuchi of Kakiuchi Ltd. Unlike striking and vibratory pile drivers, it grasps already driven piles, and pushes the next pile under static load by utilizing the pulling resistance force. This machine was invented in 1975, and was the first in the world to eliminate vibration and noise in pile drivers, the alleged “causes of construction pollution.” Offshoots of this machine feature a reduction in temporary structures and space saving.

On exhibition (Reservation required)

RED HILL 1967 Sozokan (The Museum of Piling Machines)

Hours open:
09:00 - 16:00 (admission is until 15:00)
Admission fee:
Days closed:

Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and other company holidays

2246-3, Daito, Akaoka-cho, Konan City, Kochi Prefecture 781-5310

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RED HILL 1967 special site:
35 min. from Kochi IC/JCT by car
Approximately 30 minutes from Kochi Chuo IC by car
Approx. 15 min. by car from Kochi Ryoma Airport
Nearest Station: Approx. 5 min. by car from Akaoka Station on Tosa Kuroshio Railway's Sorry-Nahari Line

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