LIVINGSTON, Texas – The unit is able to drill efficiently and effectively, even in the toughest soil conditions. The Hydraulic drill can be used for a variety of applications, including fence and sign installation, landscaping and soil sampling. It has also been designed for easy transport and maneuverability, making it an ideal addition to any rental center’s fleet.
Little Beaver’s Hydraulic drill features an 11-horsepower Honda overhead valve gas engine. The HYD-PS11H has a 5-gallon reservoir capacity and is mounted on an easily maneuverable three-wheel chassis. The compact design allows access to areas unreachable by skid steer-mounted augers, and the front rear handles are designed to make loading and unloading fast and easy.
At 150 RPM, the Hydraulic drill offers controlled and precise speed, resulting in higher torque and wider drilling diameter. When using a 12-inch or smaller diameter auger, the drill can achieve depths of up to 12 feet, depending on soil conditions. The units can also handle larger augers and drill holes up to 16 inches in diameter.
Little Beaver Hydraulic Unit
An integrated forward/reverse lever provides both safety and convenience. The lever lets the operator remove the auger if it gets caught under an obstruction, such as a rock or tree root, making the Hydraulic drill ideal for heavily wooded areas. For further enhanced user safety, a steel torque tube is incorporated to allow the operator to use a large diameter auger without fear of dangerous kickback. The torque tube transfers digging torque from the drill head to the engine carriage, making one-man drilling both safe and simple. In addition to protecting the operator from harm, the torque tube provides easier drilling and reduces operator effort and fatigue. The higher level of torque also results in less vibration and a longer service life.
Three different handle options are available, allowing the unit the ability to complete virtually any drilling project. The one-man handle is primarily used for standard drilling tasks and projects requiring augers 10 inches in diameter or smaller. It is built with a 150-RPM motor, and a 220-RPM motor is also available when higher speeds are desired. When using larger augers 12 to 16 inches in diameter, the two-man handle is recommended. The standard 150-RPM motor allows easy drilling for extra deep holes. A 220-RPM motor is available and provides greater drilling speed, while the 125-RPM is an option for added torque. Finally, the high-torque anchor handle, primarily used for mobile home, tent and utility anchors, features a 60-RPM motor, with optional 125- and 150-RPM motors available. All three styles feature a self-centering control valve for return to neutral when released.
Little Beaver Hydraulic Unit
Two different types of kits are offered to increase the versatility of the Hydraulic unit. Drilling along roadways and other difficult-to-access areas is possible with the Telescoping Torque Tube Kit. The kit allows the power source to remain on the rear of a vehicle, while the included two-man handle is used to drill holes up to 11 feet away. The bumper-mounted swivel bracket and telescoping torque tube provide 180-degree mobility, and attach to any equipment with auxiliary hydraulic connections. When drilling deeper than 10 feet, or when lifting the auger out of the ground becomes too heavy, the Tripod Kit is a suitable option. Designed for soil sampling and geophysical work, the tripod accessory provides controlled drilling and easy 4-inch auger removal up to 35 feet deep. The kit includes a hand winch for fast set-up, and for added versatility, the kit is compatible with both one- and two-man handles.
The Hydraulic Earth Drill is backed by Little Beaver’s two-year warranty, with the engine also covered by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.