Boasting 1.8 million pounds of thrust and 272,236 pounds-per-foot of maximum torque, the new 84/96-1800 NG is the largest and most powerful auger boring machine on the market today, says manufacturer American Augers. The standard model is fitted with a 300-horsepower Tier-3 Caterpillar C-7 diesel engine, and comes with a Quik Tran fast-return system that provides up to 20,000 pounds of push/pull at high speed and a Quik Split frame design that allows the machine to be separated into sections for quicker lifts in and out of the working pit. The machine’s working range is 24 to 84 inches. An optional 96-inch master pusher is available.
September 28, 2010