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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Plantworx 2017

Autoguide Equipment and ABC Anchors would like to thank all of those who joined us at the Plantworx Construction Equipment Show last week! We had some mixed weather conditions, but were delighted to see a high level of interest over all three days despite the sea of mud!

Visitors were especially interested in our range of vibrating post installers. Throughout the show, we were demoing our Midi Postmaster installing and removing 6” posts, although the machine is capable of driving up to 8” posts on a 3-5 tonne excavator.

Also displayed at the show was a variety of utilities equipment including our Utility Pole Grab, Cable Drum Spreader Bar and 40,000 PX Powerhead, as well as ABC Anchor’s range of screwpiles.

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and we look forward to exhibiting at Plantworx again next time.

Midi-Postmaster Demonstration

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

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

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.

Hire

Equipment Hire


Postmaster Hire – Vibrating Post Installers

Our Postmaster range is available for hire on a weekly basis.

They fit to most excavators and a variety of other machines. All you need to do is provide your machine make, model, and hose fittings and we can adapt the unit to suit.

The Postmasters are:
Faster, quieter and safer than conventional machines
Simple to attach to your machine by replacing the bucket and connecting directly to the bucket pins or quick hitch

Additional items are available such as rock spikes and custom jaws

Mini Postmaster

Excavator size 1.5– 2.5t

Installs posts up to 6” diameter

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Midi Postmaster

Excavator size 2.5– 5t

Installs posts up to 8 diameter

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Maxi Postmaster

Excavator size 5– 8t

Installs posts up to 10 diameter

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Torque Head Hire

Our torque heads are designed mainly for installing screw piles and are hired through our sister company ABC Anchors

The range includes:
Hand held drive units from 4000Nm to 6500Nm
Excavator mounted drive units from 5000Nm to 250,000Nm
Specially designed units for low head room, also utilising small plant

The units are fully calibrated and supplied with a certificate to guarantee performance. We are the only company in the UK able to accurately calibrate the full torque head range.

Handheld

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ABC650H 76R Anchor Installer

Excavator Mounted

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500X installing 60R anchors for a Grand Design project by Facit Homes