Plantworx 2019

Autoguide Equipment and ABC Anchors are delighted to be exhibiting again at Plantworx this year from 11-13th June.

When we last exhibited in 2017, visitors were especially interested in our range of vibrating post installers. We previously demoed our Midi Postmaster, but this year we will also be demoing our Maxi Postmaster, which can install posts up to 10" diameter.

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Confor 2017 – Register your interest

This September, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary, since being established in 1977! This anniversary is important to us as testament to our many years of success and experience in the landscape, construction and agricultural industries. Since the Confor Woodland Show corresponds perfectly, we are celebrating at our stand, W47, on the 7th and 8th of September.

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Autoguide Sponsor University of Bath Project

Autoguide Equipment recently sponsored a project at the University of Bath within the Mechanical Engineering Department. As part of the third year of study, students undertake a group design and business project to develop an idea, design a product and produce a business plan. Autoguide have had an idea for a small self-propelled machine that is capable of installing screw piles so proposed the idea and two teams of 6 students worked against each other to develop the best design.

The students recently presented their work at the Design Exhibition where we were very impressed with their work. The detailed design showed how much effort and work they had put into the project, with some very promising results. The design team now await the detailed reports to decide whether either design is feasible for production!

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Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Bath

Torque Heads

Screw Pile Torque Heads

Autoguide's range of Torque Heads for Screw Pile installation include both hand-held and excavator versions. We also design and manufacture custom and large Torque Heads such as the 210XV, the largest in Europe.

These market leading torque heads are ideal for installing screw piles from our sister company ABC Anchors.

If you are unsure which product is most suitable, or simply want to discuss your requirements – Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Hand-held Portable Screw Pile Installers

400H Portable Anchor Driver

Hydraulic Hand-held through head 4kNm pile installer.

Quiet, vibration free operation. Forward and reverse control on the unit itself.

Telescopic torque reaction arm.

400H portable Anchor Installer


Model 400H
Max working pile load 60kN


Excavator Mounted Screw Pile Installers


Fixed speed units tailored for excavators

Widely used throughout the industry

Choice of boom or Gimbal mounting

Approved by all leading manufacturers

Installation torques from 5,000Nm to 25,000Nm

Gimbal mounts improves operator safety also allowing horizontal loading of piles

The following torque heads are used to install ABC Anchors screw piles, there are 3 sizes or torque heads depending on the size of the piles you are installing.

60R and 60RL

76R and 76RL


500X / XG Torque Head

Choice of mounting brackets allows the 500X to be fitted to excavators from 1.5 to 6 tonnes, and allows anchor installation at a wide range of angles.


Model 500X
Screw Pile Type 60R
Maximum Torque 5,000Nm
Oil Flow 150 litres/min
Working Pressure 200 BAR
500X for installing 60R anchors


1600 X Torque Head

Choice of mounting brackets allows the 1600X to be fitted to excavators from 4 to 7 tonnes, and allows anchor installation at a wide range of angles.

1600X Torque Head for 76R Screw Piles


Model 1600X
Screw Pile Type 76R
Maximum Torque 16,000Nm
Oil Flow 100 litres/min (max)
Working Pressure 200 BAR
76R Conical Anchor installation for wind turbines. 1800X Torque Head


2500 X / XG Torque Head

Choice of mounting brackets allows the 2500X to be fitted to excavators from 4 to 10 tonnes, and allows anchor installation at a wide range of angles.

2500X with Gimbal bracket ideal for 89R Screw Piles


Model 2500XG
Screw Pile Type 89R
Maximum Torque 25,000 Nm
Oil Flow 150 litres/min
Working Pressure 200 BAR
2500X Torque Head installing 89R Screw Piles for Underpinning



Torque Head Range Brochure


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.


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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