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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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

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

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.