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.

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.

Terrain Master – TC600

TC600 - Terrain Master

Terrain Master TC600 Tracked Carrier Chassis Only
Terrain Master TC600 Tracked Carrier with Loader Crane
Terrain Master TC600 Tracked Carrier PEU. Loader Crane + 40,000PXV Powerhead
Terrain Master TC600 with Fence Post Driver

Introduction

Autoguide has launched a new track mounted carrier for loader cranes and work platforms, aimed at utility companies.

The 7.5 tonne tracked TC600 Terrain Master has rubber tracks and has been specifically designed to carry either a nine metre/tonne loader crane or a 15 metre aerial work platform.

It has a top speed of 11kph and is available with full radio remote control and side, front and rear stabilisers. The unit also features a 4,500kg capacity electric winch and a charging station for the remote control batteries.


 

Chassis

Features

Complete Radio Control Operation

High visibility ROPS and FOPS tested cab

Optional radial hydraulic legs provide complete working stability

Rubber tracks and a proven track suspension system

Compact Dimensions

Terrain Master TC600 Chassis Only

Specifications

Vehicle Type

Autoguide 7.5 tonne gross hydrostatic drive, rubber tracked carrier

Cab

Glazed and heated cab conforming to ROPS ISO 3471/ FOPS ISO3449

 

Engine

3.33 litre Kubota V3307-DI-E3B diesel engine. 55.4 kw

Drive

Hydrostatic

Brakes

Electro – Hydraulic negative type (automatically fail safe)

Exhaust

Mounted on cab

 

Electrics

24 volt - 140 ah with 45amp alternator, battery isolator switch

Track Width 500 mm
Track Gauge 1450 mm
Sprocket Centres 2440 mm
Ground Clearance 350 mm
Overall Length 3800 mm
Overall Width 2050 mm
Overall Height 250 mm (over exhaust)
GVW 7,500 kgs
Gradeability 30 degrees
Speed (low ratio) 0-6 km/hr
Speed (high ratio) 0-11 km/hr
Ground Pressure 0.15kg/cm2 (empty)
Security Engine immobiliser
Livery To customer standard

 

Loader Crane

Shown here with a Palfinger 9001-EH triple telescopic crane and Autoguide 40,000PXV auger unit, the compact dimensions are easy to see.

In conjunction with the fully powered crane stabilisers, the three radial legs interface with the crane stability system, allowing the full 9 tonne metres capacity to be utilised.

For crane operation a Parker load sensing 60 l/m 320 BAR pump is fitted which together with an auto throttle system, saves fuel whilst extending engine life.

Fitted with a Parker IQAN system the TC600 and crane are fully radio controlled.

Terrain Master TC600 with Palfinger Crane

Specifications

Crane 9001-EH triple telescopic
Capacity 9 tonne

 

Pole Erection Unit

The Terrain Master TC600 Pole Erection Unit consists of Palfinger Crane, Autoguide 40,000 PXV Powerhead on a Rope Wind-Up bracket with a choice of Augers. Also available is the crane mounted pole grab.

TC600 Erecting utility pole

Downloads

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Terrain Master TC600 Chassis 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 - 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

auger1

 

HEAVY DUTY

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

auger2

 

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

Terrain Master TC600 Video

This video shows the new Terrain Master TC600 equipped with a Palfinger PK 9001 EH crane and an Autoguide Equipment 40,000PXV Auger Unit. It is being operated completely via remote control, including tracks, crane, support legs and auger attachment.

The first machines have tracked their way out of our workshops and off to the customer. These have been configured as the Terrain Master TC600 Crane unit, for use with all aspects of utility pole and transformer work, and offering the following benefits:

  • A flexible highly manoeuvrable machine, able to carry off-road up to 22m poles and a transformer. The machine can auger the hole, install the pole and lift the transformer into position
  • Fully remote controlled to allow the driver to drive the machine from a safe distance in the field, with the additional advantage of safe, easy loading from the ground with lashing points in the track frame – so the operator never needs to get on the bed of the lorry
  • Incorporating a number of advanced features designed to appeal to overhead
    linesmen who have to repair utility poles in hostile environments
  • In addition, the base unit can be fitted with a variety of different attachments:
  • Access Platform
  • Detachable or Tipping Bed
  • Post Driver
  • All of these can be designed and built to suit your specific requirements.

Introducing the Terrain Master TC600

Autoguide has launched a new track mounted carrier for loader cranes and work platforms, aimed at utility companies.

The 7.5 tonne tracked TC600 Terrain Master has rubber tracks and has been specifically designed to carry either a nine metre/tonne loader crane or a 15 metre aerial work platform.

It has a top speed of 11kph and is available with full radio remote control and side, front and rear stabilisers. The unit also features a 4,500kg capacity electric winch and a charging station for the remote control batteries.

Autoguide has sold the first two units, mounted with a Palfinger PK9001 loader crane, to Newcastle-based VLS – a supplier of leased vehicle to the electric supply industry. The crane has a maximum reach of 8.7 metres and a maximum capacity of 5.7 tonnes.

Autoguide’s managing director Richard Robinson said: “The machine is built to the required specification entirely in-house. The TC600 can also be fitted with a 15 metre access platform instead of the loader crane.”

A video of the TC600 in action can be viewed here.

Contact us on 01380 850885 or via our Contact Form, for a brochure or further information.