Terex Utilities has introduced two new digger derrick auger tools and a new compact equipment hydraulic drilling attachment and tool product line.
The Foundation High Production auger is designed to improve drill footage in a variety of soil conditions, while the Extreme Duty auger is designed for longer wear in soil mixed with rock and boulders.
Featuring an extended overall length and a flighting pitch that enhances material flow, the Foundation High Production auger allows operators to remove more soil out of the hole at a time. It is commonly used for drilling construction footings. The Foundation High Production auger has standard 1 in. flighting and optional extra heavy duty 1- 1/2 in. flight with tooth angles that are located to improve penetration. It comes with a square drive pilot bit for up to 12 in. diameter, according to Dale Putman, product support manager.
The Extreme Duty auger has larger teeth and a new cutting pattern to reduce auger drag, more flighting, and a heavy-duty hex and stem design. When working in rocky soil, these features reduce wear and prevent flighting from becoming bent. The hex hub is available in 2-1/2 in., 2- 5/8 in., or 3 in. sizes. The 1 in. flighting is solid welded to the stem, extending the full length of the stem to reduce bending. In addition, welded bars on the outside of the flighting reduces outside wear.
The company also announced the addition of a new compact construction equipment product line featuring hydraulic auger drives, augers, and accessories. These new auger tools are ideal for use with skid steers and other compact construction equipment.
The product line includes dirt or rock augers with 4-1/2 in. up to 36 in. diameter. All tools come standard with replaceable teeth and a 2 in. hex coupling. Round coupling in 2 in. or 2.5 in. is optional, making these auger tools compatible with many types of compact equipment. The tools are ideal for equipment operating at 3,500 to 5,500 torque range and stem length of 48 in or less.