Towable hydraulic earth drill
By Little Beaver
December 13, 2017 - Little Beaver’s Towable hydraulic earth drill combines safe and powerful drilling with hassle-free operation and transportation.
By Little Beaver
The drill’s balanced frame makes it ideal for today’s aging workforce. The design reduces operating weight by roughly 50 percent compared to traditional hydraulic drills, and it requires less than 20 pounds of force to pivot into digging position. The frame also eliminates torque for safe one-person drilling. The rig can be conveniently transported using a removable no-tool towing hitch, saving valuable truck or trailer space and making it an economical tool for fence and deck building, sign installation, rental, and park and recreation departments.
“The Towable is perfect for individuals who need the power of a hydraulic earth drill without the operating weight and transportation challenges that are sometimes associated with traditional units,” says Mike Hale, Little Beaver sales manager. “The frame balances the weight of the drill over the wheels, making it easy to move, pivot into place and manage when drilling.”
The Towable drill’s 11-horsepower Honda engine delivers 22 percent more power than competitive models, sources report. To further boost performance, the unit’s 2,700 psi hydraulic system provides up to 300 foot-pounds of torque with an auger speed of 150 rpm.
The Towable’s 34-inch width allows it to easily fit through gates and other tight spaces for drilling in locations inaccessible to skid steers and tractors. Its 16-inch semi-pneumatic tires and auger lock make it easy for one person to maneuver the drill around a jobsite and pivot into position without damaging delicate turf or landscapes. For added convenience, the Towable features a two-position handle that rotates 180 degrees to drill near buildings, walls and other structures. Additionally, the drill’s infinitely variable 20-degree auger tilt makes it possible to drill vertically in uneven terrain.
Little Beaver placed the forward and reverse auger rotation control on the handle for safety and convenience should the auger become stuck under a rock or tree root. For added safety, a built-in pressure relief valve releases if the drill reaches a certain hydraulic pressure, stopping the auger and protecting the operator from potential injury.
The Towable is compatible with all Little Beaver 36- and 42-inch standard, carbide and rock snap-on augers. The standard auger is ideal for most soil, including soft clay and sandy conditions. For tougher jobs, the carbide tip maneuvers through solid materials such as hard clay or asphalt. Both augers come in 1.5- to 18-inch diameters. A third, heavier-duty auger works best in challenging soils with gravel or small rocks. It’s available in 6- to 16-inch diameters. All three augers feature convenient, spring-loaded snap buttons to secure the auger to the drill head, eliminating the need for tools. Little Beaver also sells adapters to make the drill compatible with augers from other manufacturers.
Little Beaver backs the Towable Hydraulic Earth Drill with a two-year warranty, while the engine is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.