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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Confor Woodland Show 2017

Autoguide Equipment and ABC Anchors would like to thank everyone that joined us at the Confor Woodland Show last week. We hope you all enjoyed the show as much as we did; we were definitely glad that there was slightly less rain and mud than the last trade show we attended!

If you saw us at the show, you probably noticed that we are celebrating our 40th anniversary this September! We have been celebrating in a number of ways, including building a special edition Midi Postmaster, as well as handing out some free gifts at the stand. We are happy to report that our gift bags, including a bottle of ‘Ruby’ port were very well received, although some of the staff here are a little disappointed about the lack of leftovers!

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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.

 

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

The Vibrating Post Driver Exhibiting in the USA

After several years of dealing with Seago International, our American Dealer, we have joined them to exhibit at the Fencetech Show Nashville (Stand Number 132)

The show has proven to be very busy with lots of interest surrounding the vibrating postmaster range. As seen on the stand we are exhibiting both the mini and midi postmaster on the BOB Cat. With an example of a 'swan neck bracket' for installing tall posts and a Rock Spike, used to penetrate hard ground, to save any damage to posts.

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

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 - Solutions & Accessories Brochure

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Utilities Technical Specifications

Augers

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ROCK RIPPER

Designed for drilling solid rock, Rock Ripper Augers come in 1.2m lengths, with an optional 1m extension

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HEAVY DUTY

Designed for drilling in dense gravel and soil, Heavy Duty Augers come in 1.2m lengths, with an optional 1m extension

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LIGHT DUTY

Designed for drilling in loose soil and sand, Light Duty Augers come in 1.2m lengths, with an optional 1m extension

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Soil Classification

Class
Common Soil Type
Geological Soil Classification
Probe Values
in/labs (Nm)
Typical Blow Count
in/labs (Nm)
a0
Sound, hard rock - Unweathered Granite, Basalt, Massive Limestone N/A N/A
a1
Very dense and/or cemented sands, Coarse gravel & Cobbles Caliche (Nitrate-bearing Gravel/Rock)

750-1600

(85-181)

60-100+
a2
Dense, Fine Sands, very hard silts & clays (may be pre-loaded) Basalt Till, Boulder Clay, Caliche, Weathered Laminated Rock 750-1600
(85-181)
45-60
a3
Dense sands & gravel, hard silts & clays Glacial Till, Weathered Shales, Schist, Gneiss & Sandstone 600-750
(68-85)
35-50
a4
Medium dense sand & gravel; very stiff to hard silts and clays Glacial Till, Hardpan, Marls

500-600

(58-68)

24-40
a5
Medium dense coarse sands & sandy gravels; stiff to very stiff clays

 

Saprolites, Residual Soils

 400-500

(45-56)

14-25
a6
Loose to medium dense fine to coarse sands to stiff clays and silt Dense Hydraulic Fill, Compacted Fill, Residual Soils

300-400

(34-45)

7-14
a7
Loose, fine sands; alluvum; loess

medium & varied clays, fill

Flood Plain Soils. Lake Clays, Abode, Fill

100-200

(11-25)

4-8
a8
Peat, organic silts, inundated silts, fly ash, very loose sands, very soft Miscellaneous Fill, Swamp Marsh
Less than 100
0-5

Auger Range

dia
 
ATTACHMENT SIZE
 
2inchhex
2inchhex
2inchhex
65hex
65hex
 
 
LIGHT DUTY
HEAVY DUTY
ROCK RIPPER
HEAVY DUTY
ROCK RIPPER
 
6inch
04337
 10788      10634  
9inch
05233
02643
04488
 10713    
12inch
05206
01508
27522
08083
01469
 
15inch
08473
02644
01562
01424
06409
 
18inch
06410
01122
 29267
03845
05168
 
24inch
08474
10930
 
02645
   
30inch
08475
03096
 
 
   
36inch
08476
 
   10693    
 
PART #

Other sizes are available, please contact our team for more details or to request further literature.

Auger Spares

30154bAUGER PIN
part # 30154

23368AUGER PIN
part # 23368

223476 BOLT to 2" HEX
part # 22347

309928 Bolt to 65mm HEX
part # 30992

311092m HOSE KIT
part # 31109

320142" HEX EXTENSION
part # 32014

2234565mm HEX EXTENSION
part # 22347

Rock Ripper

08037TOOTH HOLDER
part # 08037
05091SPARE TOOTH
part # 05091

Heavy Duty

22078SPARE TOOTH
part # 22078
22081TOOTH HOLDER
part # 22081
 PILOT BIT
part # 01369

Light Duty

05090PILOT BIT
part # 05090
05077SPARE TOOTH
part # 05077

Downloads

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Auger Powerheads Leaflet

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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Wind & Solar Installation Brochure

Fencing Equipment

Fencing Equipment

Autoguide's fencing solutions include the Post Master vibrating post installers, as well as a comprehensive range of augers and auger drives to fit any excavator.

Post Drivers

MPMRenderFeaturedAutoguide’s range of vibrating post drivers are available to fit small to medium excavators, skid-steer loaders and larger tracked vehicles, such as Autoguide’s own TC600. They can be used to install both wooden and metal fence and gate posts up to a diameter of 10″ (250mm).

Augers

Augers Featured Product

Our comprehensive selection of augers allow drilling of 6″ to 48″ diameter holes, and drilling in soil conditions ranging from loose soil or sand all the way to concrete and solid rock.

Excavator Auger Drives

Autoguide Powerhead Range of Auger Drives

Complete range of Auger drives compatible with excavators from 1.5 to 15 tonnes.