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.

Autoguide Rock Spike (used on the postmaster range)

As shown in the images, the Rock Spike is being used on the Postmaster to pilot holes in harder ground conditions.

The Rock Spike fits into the postmasters jaws alike a standard post, making the occasional situations when you hit hard ground quick and easier to resolve. When contractors would usually have to use an auger driver to pre auger holes, this 4” round, 1m spike can be used.

 

Maxi Postmaster at the Confor Woodland Show

Autoguide are delighted to announce the release of our New MAXI Post driver to complement the already successful range including the Mini and Midi Post Masters.

Confor Woodland Show

Longleat Estate, Warminster, Wiltshire

10th & 11th of September 2015

Torque Heads

Screw Pile Torque Heads

Autoguide's range of Torque Heads for Screw Pile installation include both hand-held and excavator versions. Autoguide also design and manufacture custom and large Torque Heads such as the 210XV, the largest in Europe.

These market leading torque heads are ideal for installing ABC Anchor's Screw Piles.

If you are unsure which product is most suitable, or simply want to discuss your requirements – Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Hand-held Portable Screw Pile Installers

400H Portable Anchor Driver

Hydraulic Hand-held through head 4kNm pile installer.

Quiet, vibration free operation. Forward and reverse control on the unit itself.

Telescopic torque reaction arm.

400H portable Anchor Installer

Specifications

Model 400H
Max working pile load 60kN

 

650H Portable Anchor Driver

Hydraulic Hand-held through head 6.5kNm pile installer.

Uses industry standard powerpack. High strength steel construction.

 

 

 

ABC650H 76R Anchor Installer

Specifications

Model 650H
Max working pile load 97kN
ABC650H 76R Anchor Installer


 

Excavator Mounted Screw Pile Installers

Features

Fixed speed units tailored for excavators

Widely used throughout the industry

Choice of boom or Gimbal mounting

Approved by all leading manufacturers

Installation torques from 5,000Nm to 25,000Nm

Gimbal mounts improves operator safety also allowing horizontal loading of piles

The following torque heads are used to install ABC Anchors screw piles, there are 3 sizes or torque heads depending on the size of the piles you are installing.

60R and 60RL

76R and 76RL

 

500X / XG Torque Head

Choice of mounting brackets allows the 500X to be fitted to excavators from 1.5 to 6 tonnes, and allows anchor installation at a wide range of angles.

Specifications

Model 500X
Screw Pile Type 60R
Maximum Torque 5,000Nm
Oil Flow 150 litres/min
Working Pressure 200 BAR
500X installing 60R anchors for a Grand Design project by Facit Homes


 

1600 X Torque Head

Choice of mounting brackets allows the 1600X to be fitted to excavators from 4 to 7 tonnes, and allows anchor installation at a wide range of angles.

1600X Torque Head for 76R Screw Piles

Specifications

Model 1600X
Screw Pile Type 76R
Maximum Torque 16,000/25,000 Nm
Oil Flow 100 litres/min (max)
Working Pressure 200 BAR
76R Conical Anchor installation for wind turbines. 1800X Torque Head


 

2500 X / XG Torque Head

Choice of mounting brackets allows the 2500X to be fitted to excavators from 4 to 10 tonnes, and allows anchor installation at a wide range of angles.

2500X with Gimbal bracket ideal for 89R Screw Piles

Specifications

Model 2500XG
Screw Pile Type 89R
Maximum Torque 25,000 Nm
Oil Flow 150 litres/min
Working Pressure 200 BAR
2500X Torque Head installing 89R Screw Piles for Underpinning

Downloads

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Torque Head Range Brochure

Crane Mounted Auger Drivers

Crane Mounted Auger Drives

50,000 PXV Variable Speed Crane Mounted Powerhead

The Autoguide 50,000 PXV is used throughout the utility industry for installing large LV and HV poles. As standard, the unit is supplied with an 18” Rock Ripper auger offering great performance in all conditions. With the addition of an anchor driver the auger can be easily changed to install screwed stays or PISA anchors

The hydraulic fold up bracket offers a fast and safe system for storing the auger unit along the crane boom or in the bed of the lorry.

The addition of the Quick Hitch allows full utilisation of the crane capacity, if required, by simply removing the whole auger drive and powerhead from the boom in seconds. Attaching the unit is also very quick allowing the whole vehicle to be utilised as a multi tool.

 

HYDRAULIC FOLD UP

The Hydraulic Fold-Up Brackets have been designed to allow the Powerhead to be stowed for transport and to allow the crane to be used for pole work without removing attachments.

The Hydraulic Fold-Up bracket uses the Quick Hitch system for ease of attachment / detachment from the crane. This will allow the crane to be used to its full capacity.

Autoguide can custom design the interface plates between the fold-up brackets and the crane boom to suit a large variety of lorry loaders

 

ROPE WIND UP

The rope wind up system is offered with the 50PXV when the vehicle is used for poling only. The permanently mounted frame holds the latch, rope and safety stop. The auger shaft or extension is used to wind the auger into its stowed position.

 

50,000PXV with Heavy Duty Auger

Specifications

Total Weight 450kg
Torque 12,500 Nm
Speed 60 RPM
Flow 30-50 l/min
Pressure 275 BAR
Maximum Auger 18"
Excavator Size 11 t/m - 27 t/m cranes
50,000PXV with Hydraulic Folding Bracket and Quick Hitch

40,000 PXV Variable Speed Crane Mounted Powerhead

 

 

The Autoguide 40,000 PXV is widely used throughout the telecom and utility industry for installing telecom and LV poles. As standard, the unit is supplied with a 12” Rock Ripper auger offering great performance in all conditions.

This unit has been proven over many years of hard use within the telecom industry. It offers both high torque for tough conditions as well as a fast free spin quickly removing the spoil or sticky clay without the user ‘scraping ‘ the auger clean. This light weight unit can be fitted to lorry loaders from 7T/M and the auger flight can be removed should more lifting capacity be required. The system is normally permanently mounted to ensure the variable speed motor is free from the opportunity of contamination. There is also a relief valve to protect the motor. With the addition of a stay drive tube the unit can also install PISA anchors or screwed stays.

 

ROPE WIND UP

The rope wind up system is offered as standard with the 40PXV.This simple system allows the Powerhead and Auger to be stowed along the crane boom keeping the lifting hook free for use. The permanently mounted frame holds the latch, rope and safety stop. The auger shaft or extension is used to wind the auger into its stowed position.

For Pole Erection Units (PEU) the crane and Powerhead are usually stowed along the body and often on the head board. The body of the powerhead and a specially designed bracket can be used to lock the crane in the position to comply with current regulations for crane stowage.

 

40,000PXV Rope Windup Auger Drive on Autoguide TC600 and Palfinger Crane

Specifications

Total Weight 300kg
Torque 10,000 Nm
Speed 60 RPM
Flow 25-50 l/min
Pressure 275 BAR
Maximum Auger 15"
Excavator Size 7 t/m - 12 t/m cranes

Rock Master

Autoguide can also offer a more specialist machine. The Rock Master combines the best of both variable speed powerhead plus the addition of a vibrating gearbox.

The Rock Master is a fast, efficient auger with the ability to drill through fractured rock in some of the most demanding situations. With the vibrator activated, the whole auger string is active allowing the hardened rock picks to break our rock leaving a clear hole for Utility poles. Typically the Rock Master can drill 1m deep 12” diameter in granite in one hour.

The unique feature of this machine is with vibration off, the same unit can be used for standard soil hols without adaption. This gives the users a versatile all round powerhead that can be used every day. With a small adaption the unit can also install PISA anchors.

Specifications

Total Weight 525kg
Torque 1,150 Nm
Speed 50 RPM
Flow 50 l/min
Pressure 275 BAR
Maximum Auger 18"
Crane Size 10-15 t/m
Rock Master Vibrating Auger Drive on BT truck

Downloads

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Utilities - Solutions & Accessories Brochure

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Utilities Technical Specifications

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Rock Master Leaflet

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Auger Powerheads Leaflet

Excavator Mounted Auger Drivers

Excavator Mounted Auger Drives

Utility Plant Powerhead 40PX

The Autoguide Utility spec excavator powerhead package 40PX has been widely recognised in the telecom and Electricity industry for many years. The unit allows the plant operator to utilise both the speed of augering for pole planting along with the ability to also install the screwed stays
This robust fixed speed unit fits all makes and models of excavator and backhoe from 5– 8T and increase pole planning efficiency over the standard buckets


 

Fold up stowage Bracket

This bespoke bracket allows the powerhead assembly to fold away for safe secure transport while also carrying the auger bit and stay tube driver. The unit can be easily detached by use of the quick hitch or removal of pins and changed for a bucket for other tasks

With the unit stowed it allows for easy loading of the PISA anchor system and maintenance checks

 

 

40PX Anchor Driving

Specifications

Total Weight 345kg
Torque 8,500 Nm
Speed 22 RPM
Flow 60 l/min
Pressure 275 BAR
Maximum Auger 20"
Excavator Size 6-8t Slew machine or Backhoe loader
90F Auger Drive on JCB 4CX

Rock Master

Autoguide can also offer a more specialist machine. The Rock Master combines the best of both variable speed powerhead plus the addition of a vibrating gearbox.

The Rock Master is a fast, efficient auger with the ability to drill through fractured rock in some of the most demanding situations. With the vibrator activated, the whole auger string is active allowing the hardened rock picks to break our rock leaving a clear hole for Utility poles. Typically the Rock Master can drill 1m deep 12” diameter in granite in one hour.

The unique feature of this machine is with vibration off, the same unit can be used for standard soil hols without adaption. This gives the users a versatile all round powerhead that can be used every day. With a small adaption the unit can also install PISA anchors.

Rockmaster on JCB Excavator

Specifications

Total Weight 525kg
Torque 1,150 Nm
Speed 50 RPM
Flow 50 l/min
Pressure 275 BAR
Maximum Auger 18"
Excavator Size 10-15 t/m crane 8T slew or Backhow
Rockmaster on JCB Excavator

15H to 60H Auger Powerhead Range

How to find your product


What machine do you have? – Check COMPATIBILITY
Hydraulic Flow? Hydraulic Pressure? Does it have an Auxiliary Hydraulic Circuit?


What size hole do you need to drill? – Check HOLE SIZE


What ground conditions will you be drilling? – Check GROUND CONDITIONS

Auger Powerhead Range

If you are unsure which product is most suitable, or simply want to discuss your requirements – Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Downloads

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Auger Powerheads Leaflet

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Rock Master Leaflet

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Utilities Technical Specifications

Utility Pole Grab

Front Loader and Excavator Utility Pole Grab

The Autoguide front loader grab has been designed with the utility contractor in mind, incorporating a large diameter pivot bearing, dual rams and an electric control for the changeover of functions.

A simple mounting system offers the same unit can fit to front loaders, tele-handlers and slew machines from 8 tonne to 16 tonne. The grab has been developed to offer the user flexibility for 10 degs below horizontal rotation up to 10 degrees past vertical. This ensures the pole can be positioned accurately on uneven ground. The unique twin rotate rams and large pivot reduces play when delicate positioning is required for example live line.

We offer two sizes of grab, SWL of 600kg and 1300kg for both telecoms, LV and HV fully dressed poles.

The grab has been designed for pole removal as well as installation The high strength jaws ensure a positive grip on the pole for safe removal without compromise .

 

Autoguide Utility Pole Grab on JCB 4CX Excavator

Specifications

Total Weight 650kg and 1000kg
SWL 600kg and 1300kg
Pressure 215 BAR
Pole Size 6-24"
Autoguide Utility Pole Grab on JCB 4CX Excavator

Crane Mounted Utility Pole Grab

The crane mounted pole grab has been specially designed to allow the operator to utilise a hands free system for loading and unloading poles from the pole dump on to a carrier vehicle
Our two models offer a safe working system for pole loading and pole stack work along with a manipulation on the more complex unit. Along with the Autoguide quick hitch the grab can be changed over from pole handling to pole augering safely and quickly.

 

2 Function Pole grab

The Autoguide 2 function pole grab offers a safe hands free operation for loading and unloading timber and composite poles. The grab system uses an accumulated circuit to ensure a constant pressure is applied to the poles, this can be set for more delicate poles to prevent damage.

The second function is rotation, this allows the user to rotate the pole for alignment along side the job or in line with the pole rack on the carrying vehicle.

These functions can be controlled either by 2 double acting circuits or if the autoguide quick hitch and auger unit is fitted by use of one double acting circuit and an electrical change over between rotate and grab.

Palfinger Crane Mounted Pole Grab
Palfinger Crane Mounted Pole Grab

Specifications

  2 Function
Weight 150kg
SWL 1,000kg
Working Pressure 215 BAR
Hydraulic functions

2 x double acting services

or 1x double acting services with changeover valve

Crane Mounted Utility Pole Grab

Downloads

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Utilities Technical Specifications

Post Drivers

Vibrating Post Installers

Introduction

The Autoguide Postmaster range allows the 2 man team to install posts faster, quieter and safer than conventional machines. The unique clamp holds the post securely with minimal damage to the tops, it also allows post extraction for old posts or repositioning.

The simple connection to all makes and model of excavator* gives the user a versatile machine ideal for fencing contractors, using the machine full time, to the occasional fencer. The robust design welcomes hire fleet users and is a great addition to the attachment fleet.

Advantages


Quick
Also removes posts
Safer
Minimal Damage to Posts
Quieter
Minimal ground disruption

"As a repeat customer, Country Works highly recommends the Postmaster. It consistently performs above expectations. We were able to install 60 chestnut post and rail bays, plus gate posts and a stile in 1.5 days. This is 3 days quicker than if we'd used an auger, and 6 days if installed by hand."
Matt Harriyott, Country Works

Choose

Excavator size 5-8t
Typical posts up to 10"

Excavator size 2.5-5t Typical posts up to 8”

Excavator size 1.5– 2.5t Typical posts up to 6”



Maxi Postmaster

Fits diggers from 5– 8 tonne. Fits directly to the bucket pins and can drive posts up to 10”. The unit require 2 hoses for operation.

The Maxi has been designed with full time contractors in mind, with double the live energy of the Midi driver it boasts hard hitting performance with refined accuracy and speed

The Clamp is easily changed to suit the type of post and material offering a strong connection for Grabbing, Positioning, Driving and Extracting.

Specifications

Force 110kN
Hydraulic Equipment

1 double acting service

45-60 l/min @200BAR

Max Post Up to 10" (250mm)
Suitable machine 5-8 tonne

Midi Postmaster

Fits diggers from 2.5-5 tonne. Fits directly to the bucket pins and can drive posts up to 8”. The unit require 2 hoses for operation.

The Midi is the bigger brother of the Mini, with more power available from larger machines it is able to install a large variety of posts from 3” timber to straining posts and solar farm steel sections.

The post clamp system offers 3 positions to allow a strong secure grip to the posts

 

Specifications

Force 60kN
Hydraulic Equipment 1 double acting service

35-45 l/min @200BAR

Max Post Up to 8" (200mm)
Suitable machine 2.5-5 tonne

Mini Postmaster

Fits diggers from 1.5-3 tonne. Fits directly to the bucket pins and can drive posts up to 6”. The unit require 2 hoses for operation.

The Mini is the smallest unit in the range, weighing only 180kgs its compact design allows and light weight allows safe use on smaller excavators without compromising stability. This unit is an ideal companion for installing short runs, restricted access and quick repairs

 

Specifications

Force 50kN
Hydraulic Equipment 1 double acting service
Max Post Up to 6" (200mm)
Suitable machine 1.5-3 tonne
Mini Postmaster on Wacker Neuson Mini Digger

Optional Extras

ROCK SPIKE A rock spike can be supplied to act as a pilot for the post. This can be gripped by the standard jaws. Standard size 60mm diameter 1m long
POST TWIST Specially designed to be used in conjunction with position critical posts the twister allows the operator to rotate the posts through 15 deg in each direction while driving in. This is used extensively on solar farm work to keep the tops in the correct orientation
GROUND DIBBER To create a concrete back fill hole and leave the central bar in place. A 250 x 150mm compacted void is left in the ground and either a length of re-bar or angle is let in the ground. The advantages are no soil away and a compacted hole prepped for cement
CUSTOMISED POST CLAMPS A wide range of clamps are available to suit posts of all shapes, sizes and material. With a drawing of the top of the post the jaws will be manufactured to suit
FLOW CONTROL OPTIONAL For hard to reach jobs a larger machine is sometimes necessary. To protect the motor and seals it can be necessary to add a flow control option to prevent internal damage.

Downloads

Mini/Midi/Maxi PostMaster Leaflet

 

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Mini-Postmaster Dibber Attachment

The Autoguide specially designed attachment is used to clamp 3 or 5mm angle at any length, driving it effortlessly into the ground.

In addition this attachment forms a compacted hole to allow the installer to cast concrete around the angle, setting a level and reinforcing the angle for use with a plastic fencing system.

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