Ready To Upgrade Your Hydraulic Drill with Utility Anchoring?
While you may know that an earth drill is a powerful tool for breaking into clay or hard soil, you may not know that you can install a utility anchoring attachment in less than 2 minutes to an existing Little Beaver hydraulic drill, making anchor installation quick and safe.
Utility Anchoring Options Available
Most traditional utility anchoring methods rely on “anchor crankers” or by-hand installations.
Hand anchoring is a problematic method where multiple people must use a straight rod to screw the anchor into the ground. This process can take up to 2 hours to place two anchors and causes physical strain on the crew handling the installation. Anchor crankers, another option, use a high-speed rotary unit powered by gas. Since these pieces of equipment have two large handles, two people must handle the rotary unit. This system is bulky and prone to accidents. If one of the machine’s operators lets go, the second operator cannot maintain control.
When both operators lose grip on the rotary unit, the machine’s torque works towards spinning the handles above the ground. This high-speed machine may hit an operator and cause preventable leg or torso injuries.
Utility Anchoring Adapters
An anchoring adapter for a hydraulic earth drill makes it easy to install a utility anchor safely with only one person.
If you need a high-torque anchor handle that generates 360 foot-pounds of torque at 60 RPM, the Little Beaver Hydraulic Anchor is a fantastic choice. This setup, which includes torque tubing, eliminates the risk of deadly kickbacks. Workers can also do more in less time.
When using a combined utility anchor with a hydraulic earth drill, it takes less than two minutes to install and allows for the completion of an entire pole in less than an hour.
Reversing with a Hydraulic Drill
A common problem with anchoring is when an anchor gets stuck into the ground. Manually taking out an anchor, while also a considerable pain, can delay work for 45 minutes. Hydraulic drills, however, feature a special reversing function that backs out an anchor in only a few seconds.
Safety Benefits of Utility Anchoring with a Hydraulic Drill
Workers are less likely to suffer from strain when using a hydraulic drill anchor attachment due to minimizing vibrations. There is a decreased chance of worker compensation claims and untimely delays. Hydraulic drills contribute to less noise pollution and hearing loss than gas-powered anchor cranker counterparts.
To Safely Use A Hydraulic Drill:
- Check the scene for any bystanders or other unsafe conditions.
- Never start the engine inside a closed space.
- Contact the utility company in your area to find the location of telephone, fiber optic, or television transmission cables.
Plan out your project beforehand and contact the utility company at least two days before beginning your project. Damaging sewer pipes or gas and water lines is costly and dangerous. Make sure you take all safety precautions seriously before using a hydraulic drill.
Find The Best Utility Anchoring Adaptor
A hydraulic drill with a utility anchoring adaptor could be a perfect match for your next project if you require ease of use and speed. Contact our helpful sales representatives if you need help picking out a utility anchoring adaptor or any other attachment for your hydraulic drill.