Do You Need A Hydraulic Drill?

Little Beaver Hydraulic Earth Drill Close-Up

As you may know, there are two types of Little Beaver earth drills: mechanical and hydraulic. While mechanical earth drills can be used for digging at faster speeds and smaller holes, hydraulic earth drills are larger machines that can handle rough soil and produce larger holes. These drills have additional torque, so using a hydraulic drill safely is essential.

Why You Should Choose A Hydraulic Earth Drill

If you're looking for something more powerful than a mechanical earth drill, a hydraulic earth drill is the answer to your problem. Since it has a durable body and has more torque than mechanical options, it can be used for larger drilling projects. Plus, augers with a larger diameter can be used with extra extensions to dig deep. Along with this, hydraulic drills can last longer and will need fewer repairs. This will save you more money as fewer repairs mean not purchasing as many replacement parts. But, you may also wonder, how does a hydraulic drill work?

How A Hydraulic Drill Works

If you have ever heard the term hydraulic pressure, this references pressure exerted by fluid on a surface. This pressure is used to drive the drill's auger when it comes to hydraulic drills. The systems available in Little Beaver earth drills can create pressure around 2,500 to 2,700 pounds per square inch with an operating speed of 150 rpm. These hydraulic drills have a unique feature that includes a pressure relief valve. The valve feeds excessive hydraulic pressure from the system to the tank. While this system will not entirely remove the system pressure, it stops too much pressure from happening by stopping pressure from reaching the pre-determined point. Equipment damage, slower work, and sometimes injury can happen without this feature. This is why all Little Beaver hydraulic drills have a pressure relief valve.

How Do I Safely Operator A Hydraulic Earth Drill?

To safely operator your earth drill, Little Beaver has additional operating parts such as a torque tube that allows optimal one-person operation of the earth drill and an additional two-person handle extension that allows easy operation for boreholes around 10 to 16 inches in diameter. Using a bigger auger, you'll need a two-person handle to lift it from the ground safely.

You must follow a safety checklist before commencing any hydraulic earth drill operation.

First of all, you will need to:

  • Clear The Area Of Bystanders
  • Never Use A Hydraulic Auger In A Closed Building
  • Call The Utility Company Before Digging 48 Hours In Advance

Hydraulic augers cannot be used in closed areas since they dispel exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide and can be dangerous in closed settings. The utility company should be called to ensure you do not hit any cables or sewer pipes.

Get To Know The Little Beaver Hydraulic Drill

The Little Beaver hydraulic earth drill is a top choice when you need to complete a fencing, landscaping, or anchoring project. They offer power and maneuverability and will last for many years. For your next outdoor project, use a hydraulic earth drill.

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