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Auger Boring

Auger Boring is a great solution for installing sewer house connections and steel under streets and railways. Vermeer is well-acquainted with the technology and continuously seeks to improve it by extending it capabilities.


The Auger Bore is hydraulic driven and can either be steered or non-steered. It has exceptional thrust and torque and is not only efficient, but also safe and highly accurate.


Watch the video to get a better understanding of Auger Boring

Advantages & Benefits Auger Boring

Precise control
Enjoy precise control over the auger speed and boring installations with the variable hydraulic speed valve.

Power that delivers
The in-line hydraulic cylinder includes a casing pusher (up to 10” diameter), which enables maximum thrust of the Auger Bore.

Operating versatility
The Auger Bore can be powered with a mini excavator, backhoe or power pack, which is due to the remote hydraulic hookups.

Enjoy easy set-up due to the bore’s short carriage which enables a very compact footprint. This way trenches can even be set up in only 7’ / 2,13 meter in lengths with a 4’ / 1,22 meter auger and case bore and 10’ / 3,05 meter sections (of pipe) with a 13’ / 3,96 meter track.

Process Steps Auger Boring

1. Site set-up
At first the pit location will be determined, and existing utilities will be potholed. Then both the entry and exit are dug, the track is set up and goes down in the hole and then the bore will be dropped in.

2. Casing & Auger
The steering head will be attached to the bore, the machine will be set, and the casing will be installed correctly.

3. Piloting
Steer the bore from the entry to the exit pit. After completing the bore casings will be connected in the pit. Once these are installed the product will be run through it. 


Total System Set-up

Horizontal Directional Drilling

To successfully complete a project with use of an Auger Bore, the following components are required:


1. Excavators / power pack
The excavator is equipment used on site in order to lower the tracks into the pit. However, these can also be used as a powerpack of which the hydraulic hoses are connected to the tracks. 


2. Tracks
The track is a set of rails on which the boring machine is place and provides support, stability and guidance to the boring machine.


3. Boring machine
The boring machine is the drilling mechanism mainly moved by the rotating auger which allows the machine to create a bore.



4. Augers & casing
The augurs are the drive tubes that transmits torque to the cutting head and transfer spoil back to the machine. The augurs are placed into a steel pipe, called the casing, which protect and support the augers.


5. Cutting head
The cutting head, which can be seen as an extension of the augur, is attached to the augur and consists of one or more bits. The cutting head together with the casing will eventually bed driven to the ground to create a hole. 



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