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Designed for Large-Diameter Pipe

In-Ditch 48

16" OD - 48" OD (450mm - 1200mm)

Bring fusion capability to confined work settings using large-diameter pipe. Featuring a top-loading heater and facer which provides greater flexibility in tight spaces with minimal site excavation required.

The In-Ditch 48 has a 3,000 psi maximum pressure range to serve various in-ditch applications. The four-jaw carriage converts to a threejaw configuration making it possible to fuse short pipe stubs, providing maximum versatility in close quarters.

 

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  • In-Ditch 48

    In-Ditch 48

    Includes fusion carriage, power pack assembly, heater, facer, heater/facer stand,
    spreader bar.

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Specifications

  In-Ditch 48
4-Jaw Carriage 5,500 lbs (2,495 Kg)
3-Jaw Carriage 3,680 lbs (1,669 Kg)
Power Pack 2,780 lbs (1,261 Kg)
Facer 825 lbs (374 Kg)
Heater 695 lbs (315 Kg)
Spreader Bar 380 lbs (172 Kg)
Heater/Facer Stand 2,805 lbs (1,272 Kg) (with heater and facer)
 

Print Specifications

  In-Ditch 48
System Pressure 3,000 PSI (206 BAR) Max.
Hydraulic Reservoir Capacity 35 Gallons (132.5 liters)
 

Print Specifications

  In-Ditch 48
Heater Power 36,800 Watt (230V Models) / 30,980 Watt (380V Models)
Facer Power Hydraulic
Minimum Power Requirements 65 kVA / 61 kW
 

Print Specifications

  In-Ditch 48
  Carriage HPU Heater / Facer Stand
Length 114" (2,895 mm) 81.5" (2,070 mm) 49.5" (1,257 mm)
Width 85.25" (2,166 mm) 49.5" (1,257 mm) 83" (2,108 mm)
Height 72" (1,829 mm) 65.5" (1,664 mm) 78" (1,981 mm)
 

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Parts & Accessories

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Spare Facer Blade Kit

Includes 8 blades, screws and wrench.

3615708 - Standard blades
3615708C - Extended-life blades
3615708T - 5" Carbide blades

Butt Fusion & Mitered Insert Sets

Surface hardened for longer life and are serrated for maximum grip.

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Spare Heater Plate Kit

Set of two plates with anti-stick coating required for butt fusion. Kit includes attaching screws and wrench.

A6311805

Pipe Support Stand

Adjustable pipe stand to support, position and align pipe.

4823901 - Heavy-Duty Pipe Stand

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MegaMc® Pipe Stand

Powered pipe stand with lateral and vertical movement

6513501 - Gas-powered
6513502 - Diesel-powered

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MegaMc® PolyHorse®

Pipe handling system for 20" to 48" OD (500mm to 1,200mm) pipe

4834001

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MegaMc® Rollers

Reduce the drag on 12" IPS to 54" IPS pipe and protect the pipe from damage.

4842401

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DataLogger® 5

Record and document fusion process parameters.

DL16001 - English*

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Stub End Holder

Holds stub end for butt fusion

4812601

In-Ditch Extension Kit

Extension kit for Series 2 models.

T4829501

Top-loading Accessory Kit

Accessory kit for Series 2 models.

T4829801

Spreader Bar

Ideal for handling 40' bundles or a single joint of pipe.

8261000-0101 - 3,000 lbs. maximum
8261000-0201 - 6,000 lbs. maximum

External Bead Remover

Trim the bead created during the fusion process.

1221101 - For 1 ¼" to 6" IPS pipe
1810102 - For 4" IPS to 18" OD pipe
1221601 - Extra blades for 1221101
1221603 - Extra blades for 1810102

Pyrometer Kit

Accurately check surface temperatures of heater.

A218804