The Tescar CF series, well known world-wide for its versatility and compactness, have several features which virtually revolutionise the pile foundation segment.Revathi Equipment (REL), a part of the Renaissance Group and a leading manufacturer of concreting equipment, in association with Tescar Srl, Italy, has recently launched the first of its kind mini piling rigs in India. "We are delighted at the prospects and the response received as the initial results are very much encouraging and also points to a huge saving in the operational costs as well," says M Sunil, AVP, REL-Construction Equipment Division. "The first two machines in India were offered to a leading construction company for its project near Delhi, and the results indicated a 50 per cent saving on fuel and transportation costs, while achieving more or less equal productivity as that of other bigger machines. Another great advantage of the Tescar machine is that the base machine is a Hitachi, for which the parts and service availability is not a problem in India." The Tescar machines can also be offered on many bases such as CAT, Bobcat, Komatsu or Tescar's own base machine.REL forged the association with Tescar, earlier this year, and the models introduced in India, currently bring enormous advantage to the piling contractors and rental agencies handling hydraulic piling rigs. "Presently, no available rotary rig in India can do bored piles of diameter less than 550 to 600 mm, whereas the quantity of piles of sizes 400 to 500 mm are increasing at a very high pace in the country, thanks to the various power plants, SEZs and other urban development and industrial projects. Contractors are therefore forced to resort to conventional methods with very low productivity in executing these jobs. The REL-Tescar CF Series comes into play in this segment. The two models CF 3 and CF 6 can start from a pile diameter of 400 mm onwards and on soft strata achieve depths up to 28 m," Sunil further explains. "This performance capability is a first of its kind in India and we are sure that the concept will catch on as the Indian construction industry has always been receptive to cost-effective, at the same time, highly productive solutions. Apart from its ability to do small diameter piles, the Tescar machines bring huge savings in fuel costs, transportation costs and also maintenance costs."The Tescar CF series is a versatile machine with many advanced features such as a flanged mast which allows operation under very low head room and its close-to-the-wall rotary design. The machine also can be configured, by adding/attaching kits for CFA, hydraulic wall grab or drop hammer, without modification on the machine. Tescar also has the patented telescopic mast which allows certain models to operate under very low headroom as low as 2,500 mm and even inside buildings.Tescar Srl, established in 1976, apart from being recognised world-wide as the pioneer in the field of mini piling rigs, is also a leading manufacturer of Kelly bars and other tools for rotary rigs and can offer very high quality Kelly bars of any dimensions and suitable for any models by any manufacturer. Another one of their latest offering is a 20T hydraulic crane which will soon be available in the Indian market.