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MGI Tonker 830 - Solar Piling Rig

High quality Italian engineered pile driver.  The MGI Tonker 830 is certified as UKCA compliant and

built to EU, USA and International safety and quality standards. 

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Piling | Drilling | Screwing | Cleaning 

CE & UKCA Registered and Compliant  

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MGI Tonker 830 can also be used for drilling and screw piling


Drilling: By replacing the hammer with the 2500Nm rotary drill system it can be used for sustained drilling.  For occasional drilling the 1500Nm drill can be attached simultaneously to the hammer frame.


 Screw piling: There are various size rotary heads which can replace the hydraulic hammer.  With the benefits of a state of the art torque reader they are excellent for all screw piling.


MGI Tonker 830 1500nm rotary drill head with attachment

1,500NM Rotary Drill Simultaneously Attached to Hammer Frame

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Mast To Handle Up-To 6.1M Piles 

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Hydraulic Oil Tank Capacity: 180L

Fuel Tank Capacity: 55L

Some Features 

MGI Tonker 830 Engine - Kubota Turbo Stage V Tier 4

Powered by a silent, eco-friendly Kubota Turbo Stage V Tier 4 engine.


Thanks to MGI's expertise, the cooling system has a specially enlarged radiator plus auxiliary radiator dissipating heat faster which has made it possible to work at higher temperatures of +50°C

MGI Tonker 830 Piling Rig Indeco Spa Hammer

Indeco SPA 950 Joules (620-1500 BPM / 185 KG with a working weight of 350 Kg)

Indeco SPA 1200 Joules (580-1180 BPM / 285 KG with a working weight of 550 Kg)

MGI Tonker 830 Piling Rig Mast / Column


Choice of three column/mast lengths for max    4.5m, 5.1m and 6.1m piles. For added strength both sections are made from a single piece of steel.

MGI Tonker 830 Piling Rig Controls

Highly responsive hydraulic lever controls that ensure accurate and precise movement of column, hammer and rig. Positioned so operator has full view of work area. 

Horizontal controls available.

MGI Tonker 830 Piling Rig Rubber Caterpillar Tracking

Each track is 300mm width, 2000mm length, and 480mm high. These precise measurements enables it to comfortably tackle the most difficult terrain.

MGI Tonker 830 Piling Rig Operator Step & Diagnostics

Operator Step and Controls

The robust and foldable operator transport step makes for easy “jump on, jump off’’ increasing speed of installation. The controls include an emergency engine safety “stop” and computer diagnostics

MGI Tonker 830 Piling Rig Digital Brochure

MGI Tonker 830 Digital Brochure

To see more features of the MGI Tonker 830 contact us and we'll send you a copy of our digital brochure. 


MGI Tonker 830 piling rigs at the factory in Italy waiting to be sent to the customers.

Technical Specifications


  • Weight: 4200Kg

  • Main Body Dimensions: 2190mm x 2150mm

  • Transport Dimensions: 2200mm x 2200mm x 1800mm (with folded mast)

  • Longitudinal Slope MAX: 23% (13º)

  • Transverse Slope MAX: 17% (10º)

  • Work Pressure: 180 Bar

  • Hydraulic Oil Tank Capacity: 180 Litres

  • Speed of Machine: 4.5 KM/H

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 Litres

  • Maximum Pile Height: 6.1 Metres (20.013 ft)

Indeco Spa - Hammer 

  • Impact Power: 950/1200/1500 Joules

  • Weight: 185 KG (working weight 350 Kg) / 285 Kg (working weight 550 Kg)

  • Beats Per Minute: 620 - 1500 / 580 - 1180

  • Work Pressure: 180 Bar

  • Oil Flow (Litres Per Minute): 60 / 90

Engine - Kubota Turbo Stage V 4Tier ​

  • Model: Kubota V1505-CR-TE5 (EPA/CARB Tier4+ EU Stage V)

  • Rated Output KW (HP) & Speed (RPM): 33 (44.3) / 3000

  • Type: Vertical, Water Cooled 4-Cycle Diesel

  • Cylinders: 4

  • Fuel System: Common Rail System (CRS)

Technical Specs


Tonker 830 Videos

MGI Tonker 830 Piling Rig | Features  

Marco, Partner, Pile Driver UK describes some of the great features of MGI's Tonker 830.  Rather than Yanmar, the piling rig now comes with a Kubota Turbo Stave V 4 Tier engine.  

PDUK Visit MGI Factory | Tonker 830 Features


Mike, Partner, Pile Driver UK visits the MGI factory in Italy.  In this video he briefly explains a few great features of the Tonker 830 inc. How it can work in temperatures of 50°C+. 

Interview | Operations Manager | Tonker 830


View and listen to why the MGI Tonker is ideal for speedy solar farm construction. 

Mike Nigro Interview | No Long Lead Times


As the race to produce more renewable energy goes on, many are having to wait long periods of time for piling rigs.  This causes huge issues and long delays.  Pile Driver UK has the solution to help you grow your business by reducing that time considerably therefore ensuring your projects finish on time and on budget.

Mike Nigro Mentions Three Popular Extras


With MGI able to customise their rigs in-house many options are available for our customers.  Mike Nigro mentions three popular extras but if you require unique customisations for a tricky project contact us for a chat. 

Interview | Martin Nokov | GNBL Group Ltd


Co-owners Marco and Mike visit a recent project on their first day of installation in Chemsford, UK and find out why The MGI Tonker is their machine of choice. 

After Sales Support - Marco Nigro 

What kind of after sales support can you expect from Pile Driver UK.

The Tonker 830 in action | Hard soil


Watch The Tonker 830 being used in hard stony soil on a site in Chelmsford, UK.  

Graham Clucas - 5 years on

Interview | Graham Clucas | Wykes Engineering


Co-Founder, Mike visits a customer who's been using the MGI Tonker 830 for 5 years.  Find out why it's their machine of choice. 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What extras can be purchased?


Horizontal controls.

Extractor (6000KG extraction force)

Rotary Drills (small 1,500NM & large 2,500Nm) 

DHT and a large selection of bits/complete sets.

GPS System (Fully,Semi-Autonomous & Basic options).

Radio Control Systems

Hammer Impact Plate Masks (customisable for a variety of pile profiles).

Rock Spike (for holes up to ∅100mm).

Auto Levelling System.

Rotary Head For Screw Piling (3,500 Nm, 5,000Nm, 8,000Nm).

Fork Stabiliser.

Augers for use with 2500 Nm rotary head (∅200mm & 200mm with tip, ∅250mm & ∅250mm with tip ).

2. What can the Tonker 830 be used for?

Solar ground mounting using straight and screw piling.

Foundations screw piling.

Drilling, sustained or occasional (more information on FAQ 6)


Road safety barriers & highway fencing.

Agricultural Fencing.

Equestrian & Wildlife Projects.

Solar panel dry cleaning.

And much more. 

3. What does the warranty cover and for how long?

One-year manufacturers warranty from time of purchase. 


It covers:




Drill and rotary heads

Hydraulic pump 

Caterpillar tracks etc. 


It does not cover:

Serviceable wear and tear items.

The body and structural parts, and hoses. 

Damage caused by not following manufacturers instructions on use, maintenance and servicing.

4. What pile dimensions can the Tonker 830 handle?

Lengths 4.5 , 5.1  & 6.1 metres

Maximum ∅300mm.


Some examples of square/rectangular post dimensions: 


230mm x 170mm, 

202mm x 202mm,  

250mm x 110mm. 

5. Where is the Tonker 830 being used?

It has been and is being used all over the world by serious large scale solar farm developers and contractors. 


Some examples of locations and PV site sizes are:


GRAFHAM - UK - 11.6 MW, 

DUBAI - UAE - 195 MW, 


BEN BAM - EGYPT - 126 MW, 


OWL'S HATCH - UK - 30 MW, 



AL MAKTOUM - UAE - 500+ MW, 




plus many other countries.

6. Can the Tonker 830 be used for drilling or screw piling?

Drilling: Yes

By replacing the hammer with the 2500Nm rotary drill system it can be used for sustained drilling. 


For occasional drilling the 1500Nm drill can be attached simultaneously to the hammer frame.


Screw piling: Yes

There are various size rotary heads which can replace the hydraulic hammer. 

With the benefits of a state of the art torque reader they are excellent for all screw piling.


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