New Product – Hinowa Tracked Winch

This Hinowa Track Base is fitted with an Autoguide Winch System and has been designed for a wide variety of uses within the forestry and leisure industries. It has a compact design for easy transportation and accessibility.

It is ideal for moving fallen trees and transporting large lengths of timber to areas more suitable for logging. For the leisure industry, it can be used for moving trailers/caravans etc. and for the launch and retrieval of pleasure boats.

For general use, practical design elements provide a safe and easy way to transport equipment and materials.

Cable Drum Spreader Bar
Cable Drum Spreader Bar

Please visit our product page for full features and specifications!

Terrain Master – TC800

Autoguide have added to our fleet of bespoke machinery with the new Terrain Master TC800, created to be a scaled up version of the successful Terrain Master TC600. We first designed the smaller machines in 2011 and have developed them over time along with our extensive portfolio of other bespoke solutions, such as tracked fencing machines and drilling rigs.

Our team put together the design to offer a more stable base unit with a much uprated lorry loader. The Palfinger PK14502 SH (supplied by TH White Devizes) boasts a capacity of 1200kg with a 12m outreach – a specification requested by our customer.

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3ft Auto-Roller Competition

As a huge thank you for all of the support from you over the years, our sister company Auto-Roller, together with the ECB would like to offer your club the chance to win a brand new 3ft Auto-Roller. All you need to do is register with NatWest CricketForce before 5pm on the 30th March and you will be automatically entered.

If you would like to find out more about the competition and the specifications of the 3ft Auto-Roller, please click on the below link. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Excavator Mounted Powerheads – KJN Services

Autoguide first worked with KJN Services in 2015, when they bought from our range of Augers. We were pleased to hear from them again when Alastair got in contact requesting a new Powerhead and several augers.

After KJN received advice from our sales and technical team, we put together a quote for a Powerhead, augers and four specially manufactured swivels. To finalise his order, Alistair requested a visit to our premises. He was given a tour of the workshop by Rob and Megg, who worked closely with him throughout the order process. They showed him where and how his equipment would be made.

Autoguide supplied KJN with a 25H powerhead to suit a 3t excavator, complete with three new augers to enable the customer to auger different sized holes where required. Their excavator was fitted with a Quick Hitch, so in addition to the main order we needed to manufacture QH swivels with a two pin design to suit based on the specifications received from Alastair. We also converted the auger they originally bought from us in 2015 from a 65mm hex to 2" so that it was compatible with the new equipment.

We have dealt with Autoguide equipment for a number of years and had need for a smaller auger and drive head together with the ability to fit this and other drive units to different sizes of mini excavator.

Prices and details were requested and received however I was still unsure so arranged to visit your premises.

This proved to be a good move as I was able to speak to members of staff who understood what was required, showed me drawings of parts to be manufactured and also arranged to adapt an existing 9” auger to fit the new drive unit which also had the added benefit of reducing the overall cost of my order.

The items have now been with us for a few weeks and we are very pleased with the outcome, we now have the ability to supply a wider range than before to our customers.

Alastair, KJN Services

We hope to work with Alastair and KJN again in the future. They quickly sent through all the information we required were always keen to check in on progress.

Autoguide Equipment offer the complete solution for all earth drilling applications, from our comprehensive selection of augers, to our range of Excavator and Crane Mounted Powerheads.

If you need any more information after looking through our website or would like to place an order, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

Postmaster Custom Jaws – Country Works

Country Works first hired from our Postmaster range a year ago and since then, we have been able to assist them on a number of occasions.

Whether you want to try out the machine and see how it can work for you, or if your contracted fencing work is not yet regular enough to justify a purchase - hiring is an excellent option. The Postmaster range offers a safe, efficient and fast way to both install and remove fence posts.

In this instance, we recommended to Country Works a custom set of jaws to suit their specific requirements. The fencing they were installing was a rustic style post and rail, with the rails located before install of the posts. These can therefore be difficult to install, so the team here were set the challenge of finding a simple and cost effective solution.

Our design engineers created a set of jaws that clamped onto the post a maximum of 4" down, as this ensured the machine wouldn't interfere with the pre-located rails. Matt - our customer - was very happy with the result.

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50,000 PXV Powerhead Refurbishment

We not only manufacture and supply powerheads and utility packages, but also offer servicing and repair of any of our units. Previously, we have serviced units that have been going since we started making them in the early 90s!

One of our customers got in contact with us, wanting to upgrade a 50,000 PXV crane mounted powerhead with a manual quick hitch used in the utility industry.

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Doosan Drilling Rig

Autoguide Equipment’s key products are known for making round holes in the ground and this special project was no exception!

After a meeting on site we were asked to commission a pre-boring drilling rig with specific design criteria to give the customer better productivity rates and be more efficient in their processes. The donor machine; a Doosan 140LC, was delivered to site. The bucket, dipper and boom were removed to allow us to design and build a bespoke 10m drilling mast.

The design brief was to manufacture an auger drive unit and mast capable of 20kNm in conjunction with a fast spin off speed to aid spoil removal and 8.5m of mast stroke. The required RPM speed for drilling also needed to be set along with upper and lower limits on the carriage depth and pull back. 

Legislation set the specification for the guarding and interlocks and the finished machine is now working hard on large commercial sites preparing the ground for building works. From housing estates to distribution centres, the pre-boring rig is one of the first processes on site, alongside ground stabilisation works.

We very much look forward to working with Mat and Tim in the future and continuing to build on our wide variety of specialist bespoke products.

"After being introduced to Autoguide for this first time by a mutual client, they took on our project to create a new drilling rig built to our specification. From inception we felt comfortable with Autoguide and their many years of expertise was clear to see.
We felt included and valued in the design and build and we are very happy with what they managed to achieve with our machine.
We are planning for Autoguide to build us another machine soon and I look forward to building a long working relationship with them."

If you are inspired by our special machines and have a bespoke project in mind that we could take a look at, please contact the office to discuss your requirements.

Custom Tracked Fencing Machine

Designer Metal were investigating different methods for putting their estate fencing posts in the ground when they discovered the vibrating Post Master online. Intrigued by what he saw, Xavier Cooper contacted Autoguide to ask whether the postmaster would be capable of inserting flat steel posts into the ground. With a few trial posts, the team at Autoguide performed some testing and then demoed the successful results to the company.

With the positive testing, discussions advanced and after noticing the TC600 and a separate Maxi Postmaster mounted on a telescopic mast being developed for another customer, the idea of a dedicated tracked vehicle was proposed. With Autoguide’s knowledge and history of building custom track based machines, the customer decided this would be the best option and commissioned a special custom build.

Autoguide designed and built a Midi Postmaster mounted on a custom mast with 5 axis of movement to enable maximum adjustment to vibrate posts into a range of positions and angles. This was then mounted on a specially designed chassis and connected to a Hinowa expanding track base for additional stability. When connected to a 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel Engine, the whole system was powered using hydraulics off of a simple user console.

After testing, the machine was painted to the customers company colours, delivered and is now installing over 400 posts a day in a field in Chelmsford!

The machine features:

  • Midi Postmaster – our standard post vibrator.
  • 5 Axis Mast – enabling extensive movement.
  • Custom Chassis – designed to withstand the high offset loadings.
  • Hydraulic Control – ease of use across the industry.
  • 4 Cylinder Kubota Engine – Increased Power and reliability.
  • Expanding Hinowa Track Base – extra stability but compact for transport.
  • Pilot Operated Tracks – reactive 2 speed control for simple driveability

Autoguide gets more children driving JCBs

Following the success of the 10 JCB excavators at the Digger Experience at LEGOLAND, Greenshield JCB commissioned a single unit for a hotel complex in Hong Kong’s prestigious Aberdeen Marina

The electrically powered digger works exactly like the real machine, digging plastic balls from a holding pit and loading them into a hopper.

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