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Little Beaver releases towable hydraulic earth drill
Beth Hyatt | December 8, 2017
Little Beaver towable hydraulic earth drill

Photo: Little Beaver

Little Beaver recently released its towable hydraulic earth drill, which the company says combines safe and powerful drilling with hassle-free operation and transportation.

The company says the drill’s design reduces operating weight by almost 50 percent, and they add that it requires less than 20 pounds of force to pivot into digging position.

Little Beaver says the drill’s frame is balanced and eliminates torque for safe one-person drilling. According to the company, the rig can be conveniently transported using a removable “no tools” towing hitch, which Little Beaver says saves valuable truck and trailer space, and makes the drill an economical tool for fence and deck building, park and recreation, sign installation and rental departments.

“The towable is perfect for individuals who need the power of a hydraulic earth drill without the operating weight and transportation challenges that are sometimes associated with traditional units,” said Mike Hale, sales manager for Little Beaver. “The frame balances the weight of the drill over the wheels, making it easy to move, pivot into place and manage when drilling.”

With an 11-horsepower Honda engine, Little Beaver says this drill delivers 22 percent more power than competitive models, and to further boost performance, Little Beaver says the unit’s 2,700-psi hydraulic system provides up to 300 foot-pounds of torque with an auger speed of 150 rpm.

With a 34-inch width, Little Beavers says the drill can easily fit through gates and other tight spaces for drilling in locations inaccessible to skid steers and tractors.

With 16-inch semi-pneumatic tires and an auger lock, the company says it’s easy for one person to maneuver the drill around a jobsite and pivot into position without damaging delicate landscapes or turf.

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Photo: Little Beaver

The drill also features a two-position handle that rotates 180 degrees to drill near buildings, walls and other structures. Little Beaver adds that the drill’s variable 20-degree auger tilt makes it possible to vertically drill in uneven terrain.

Little Beaver says the forward and reverse auger rotation control was placed on the handle for safety and convenience in case the auger gets stuck under a rock or tree root. The company says the built-in pressure relief valve also releases if the drill reaches a certain hydraulic pressure, which stops the auger and keeps the operator from potential injury.

The company says this drill is compatible with all Little Beaver 36- and 42-inch standard, carbide and rock snap-on augers. Little Beaver says the standard auger is ideal for most soil, including soft clay and sandy conditions.

For tougher jobs, Little Beaver says the carbide tip maneuvers through solid materials such as hard clay or asphalt. Both augers come in 1.5- to 1.8-inch diameters. The company says that a third, heavier-duty auger works best in challenging soils with small rocks or gravel, and it is available in 6- to 16-inch diameters.

The company says all three augers feature spring-loaded snap buttons to secure the auger to the drill head, which they say eliminates the need for tools. The company says they also sell adapters to make the drill compatible with augers from other manufacturers.

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