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

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

The TC600 is a 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

 

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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Augers

Autoguide offer a complete range of augers for a wide range of applications and soil conditions. All of our standard augers come in 1.2m lengths, with an optional 1m extension.

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ROCK RIPPER

Designed for drilling solid rock.

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HEAVY DUTY

Designed for drilling in dense gravel and soil.

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LIGHT DUTY

Designed for drilling in loose soil and sand.

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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

Utility Pole Jack

The Autoguide Pole Jack has been designed and produced for many years. It provides a safe, secure, reliable method for extracting utility poles.

The Pole Jack can offer a 10T vertical lift to aid the extraction of old or out of specification poles. The jack is also able to remove the poles with timber blocks without the need to hand dig. The pole jack also removes rotten poles reducing the risk of breaking and potential ‘cartwheels’. Specially developed chain grips the pole without damage and will ‘ratchet’ the pole out of the ground whilst keeping the jack vertical.

It must be used in conjunction with a lorry loader to support the pole at all times.

For steel or composite poles the chain can be substituted for a fibre or webbing strop.

Pole Jack

Specifications

Max Pressure 210 BAR
Jacking Capacity 10,000 kg
Jack Weight 35kg

Downloads

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Utility Pole Grab

Front Loader and Excavator Utility Pole Grab

The Autoguide front loader grab has been designed with the utility contractor in mind, incorporating a large diameter pivot bearing, dual rams and an electric control for the changeover of functions.

A simple mounting system offers the same unit can fit to front loaders, tele-handlers and slew machines from 8 tonne to 16 tonne. The grab has been developed to offer the user flexibility for 10 degs below horizontal rotation up to 10 degrees past vertical. This ensures the pole can be positioned accurately on uneven ground. The unique twin rotate rams and large pivot reduces play when delicate positioning is required for example live line.

We offer two sizes of grab, SWL of 600kg and 1300kg for both telecoms, LV and HV fully dressed poles.

The grab has been designed for pole removal as well as installation The high strength jaws ensure a positive grip on the pole for safe removal without compromise .

 

Autoguide Utility Pole Grab on JCB 4CX Excavator

Specifications

Total Weight 650kg and 1000kg
SWL 600kg and 1300kg
Pressure 215 BAR
Pole Size 6-24"
Autoguide Utility Pole Grab on JCB 4CX Excavator

Crane Mounted Utility Pole Grab

The crane mounted pole grab has been specially designed to allow the operator to utilise a hands free system for loading and unloading poles from the pole dump on to a carrier vehicle
Our two models offer a safe working system for pole loading and pole stack work along with a manipulation on the more complex unit. Along with the Autoguide quick hitch the grab can be changed over from pole handling to pole augering safely and quickly.

 

2 Function Pole grab

The Autoguide 2 function pole grab offers a safe hands free operation for loading and unloading timber and composite poles. The grab system uses an accumulated circuit to ensure a constant pressure is applied to the poles, this can be set for more delicate poles to prevent damage.

The second function is rotation, this allows the user to rotate the pole for alignment along side the job or in line with the pole rack on the carrying vehicle.

These functions can be controlled either by 2 double acting circuits or if the autoguide quick hitch and auger unit is fitted by use of one double acting circuit and an electrical change over between rotate and grab.

Palfinger Crane Mounted Pole Grab
Palfinger Crane Mounted Pole Grab

Specifications

  2 Function
Weight 150kg
SWL 1,000kg
Working Pressure 215 BAR
Hydraulic functions

2 x double acting services

or 1x double acting services with changeover valve

Crane Mounted Utility Pole Grab

Downloads

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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.