The Earth Eater

Cobalt has recognized a growing demand for equipment and methods to efficiently and effectively improve earth materials, which can be applied to a number of industries. In response, Cobalt introduces the Soil Cutting, Conditioning, and Mixing Machine (SC²M²) & Vertical Soil Face Trimmer (VSFT): a versatile and modular soil excavation and improvement tool engineered from the ground up to perform soil and rock excavation and high quality ground improvement at low cost. The innovative use of foam soil conditioners in the SC²M²   to lubricate, homogenize, and lower soil density results in significant soil demolding and mix-system advantages. The SC²M², engineered soil mixing process, and accompanying service package continues Cobalt’s rich history of innovation applied to the construction services industry.

Specialty Geotechnical Applications

Earth Support-Retention

  • Anchors
  • Anchor Block Slope Stabilization
  • Gabion Systems
  • Micropile Slide Stabilization (MS3)
  • Sheet Piles
  • Soil Nailing
  • Soldier Piles and Lagging
  • Diaphragm (Slurry) Walls
  • Vertical Earth Retention-VERT Walls
  • Secant Walls


  • Cement Grouting (High Mobility Grouting)
  • Chemical Grouting
  • Compaction Grouting (Low Mobility Grouting)
  • Fracture Grouting
  • Jet Grouting
  • Polyurethane Grouting

Ground Improvement

  • Dry Soil Mixing
  • Dynamic Compaction
  • Injection Systems for Expansive Soils
  • Rapid Impact Compaction
  • Rigid Inclusions
  • Vibro Compaction
  • Vibro Concrete Columns
  • Vibro Pierstm (Aggregate Piers)
  • Vibro Replacement (Stone Columns)
  • Wet Soil Mixing
  • Jet Grouting

Structural Support

  • Augercast Piles
  • Drilled Shafts
  • Driven Piles
  • Franki Piles (PIFs)
  • Helical Piles
  • Jacked Piers
  • MacropilesTM
  • Micropiles
  • Pit Underpinning

Additional Techniques

  • Earthquake Drains
  • Slab Jacking
  • Slurry Walls
  • Wick Drains

Rock / Cemented Soil Excavation Applications

Site Preparation

  • Slope Trimming
  • Tunnel Trimming
  • Asphalt grinding
  • Vegetation clearing
  • Recycling / Shredding
  • Excavating trenches and ditches
  • Unreinforced demolition of concrete structures
  • Lava field reclamation