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Why You Should Invest in Auger Drivers/Auger Powerheads for Your Next Telecommunications Project

Updated: Nov 14, 2023

Are you looking for a reliable and cost-effective way to complete your next telecommunications project? If so, an auger drive could be the perfect solution. Auger drivers and auger powerheads are machines that are designed to be mounted onto an excavator or crane to drill earth for telecommunications purposes. They are powerful and highly efficient, making them a great choice for any project that requires earth drilling. Investing in an auger drive for your next telecommunications project can save you time and money, while providing you with the results you need.

Crane Mounted Auger Drive
Crane Mounted Auger Drive

What are Auger Drivers and Auger Powerheads?

Auger Drivers and Auger Powerheads are powerful machines used for drilling post holes and other earth drilling tasks in a variety of industries, they can be called a variety of names, but mostly an 'Auger Drive' or 'Auger Powerhead' - same machine, different names. These machines are typically excavator or crane mounted and can be used to drill holes quickly and efficiently. The Auger Powerhead is a self-contained drilling unit that consists of an auger bit, gearbox, and hydraulic motor. The excavator mounted Auger Driver is connected to the excavator's hydraulic system, allowing for precise control and power during drilling operations. The crane mounted Auger Driver is a self-powered unit that can be attached to a crane boom and is perfect for drilling holes in areas with limited access.

How do Auger Drivers work?

Auger Drivers are powerful machines. The machine is equipped with an earth auger or a drill bit, which is rotated by a hydraulic motor to cut through the soil.

To start, the operator positions the auger above the drilling location, and then lowers it into the soil. As the auger rotates, it cuts through the earth and collects the soil inside the spiral blades. The spiral blades act like a conveyor belt, carrying the soil upwards and out of the hole.

Depending on the size of the Auger Driver and the type of project, the hole can range from a few inches to several feet in diameter and can be drilled to various depths.

One of the most significant benefits of using an Auger Driver is its efficiency. Auger Drivers are incredibly powerful and can complete drilling tasks quickly and accurately. The machines are also highly adaptable and can be used for a wide range of earth drilling applications.

Another advantage is the level of precision they provide. Auger Drivers can drill holes with incredible accuracy, ensuring that they are drilled exactly where they need to be.

Overall, Auger Drivers are an excellent investment for any telecommunications project that requires precise and efficient earth drilling.

Types of Auger Drivers and which one is best for your project

Auger Drivers come in a range of options, including fixed and variable speed options and auger sizes from 6" up to 36" in diameter. When it comes to selecting the best Auger Driver for your telecommunications project, there are a few factors to consider, such as the size of the holes needed and the type of soil you'll be working with.

One popular option is the 15H Powerhead. This model is compatible with micro diggers up to 1.5T and has the ability to drill 15" diameter holes. It is suitable for soil types and can work with Aggressor and Heavy Duty auger types as well as select Rock Rippers. The 15H Powerhead has a maximum output power of 1500 Nm, making it a powerful choice for your utilities project. More information on the range can be found here:

Ultimately, the type of Auger Driver that will be best for your project will depend on your specific needs. Be sure to consider factors like soil type, hole size, and compatibility with your machinery before making a decision. With the right Auger Driver, you can complete your project efficiently and effectively.

Autoguide's Auger Powerhead Range
Autoguide's Auger Powerhead Range

Features to consider when choosing an Auger Driver

When it comes to choosing the right Auger Driver for your project, there are several features to consider. These machines come in a variety of types and sizes, so it's important to know what you need before making a purchase. Here are some of the key features to consider:

1. Size: The size of your Auger Driver will depend on the size of your project. Smaller projects may only require a handheld earth auger, while larger projects may require a crane or excavator mounted unit.

2. Power: The power of your Auger Driver is another important factor to consider. Larger projects may require more powerful units to drill deeper holes.

3. Durability: When choosing an Auger Driver, it's important to consider its durability. Look for units that are made with high-quality materials and are built to last.

4. Speed: The speed at which your Auger Driver can drill holes is also an important factor to consider. Look for units that can quickly and efficiently drill holes to keep your project on schedule.

5. Versatility: Some Auger Drivers are designed to be used with a variety of attachments, making them more versatile and cost-effective.

6. Price: Of course, price is always a consideration when choosing any piece of equipment. Be sure to consider the cost of the Auger Driver, as well as any necessary attachments and maintenance costs.

By taking these factors into consideration, you can choose the right Auger Driver for your next project. Whether you need a handheld earth auger or a crane or excavator mounted unit, we will have an Auger Driver to meet your needs.

How to maintain and troubleshoot your Auger Driver

Once you've invested in an Auger Driver, it's essential to take proper care of it to ensure that it performs at its best. Here are some tips for maintaining and troubleshooting your Auger Driver:

1. Ensure your Auger Powerhead works properly by inspecting it regularly.

2. Lubricate your Auger Driver's moving parts to prevent rust and corrosion. Use a high-quality lubricant to keep the machine running smoothly.

3. Check the hydraulic lines for leaks and repair them immediately if necessary. A leaky hydraulic line can cause significant damage to your Auger Driver.

4. Regularly clean your machine to prevent dirt and debris from building up in the engine or other critical components. A clean machine will also be easier to troubleshoot if something goes wrong.

If you encounter any problems with your Auger Driver, contact us for assistance. Our team of experts can help troubleshoot any issues and provide recommendations for repairs or replacements. With proper maintenance and care, your Auger Driver will last for years and help you complete your projects with ease.

Manuals and Spare parts list can be found here.

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