Atlas Copco has completed its post driver range with the addition of the lightweight LPD-LD.
The fifth model in a family of drivers, the LPD-LD weighs 39 pounds. The company now offers a model matched to any handheld or crane-lifted driving job from 3/8-inch to 6-inch poles, steel rods, or profiles.
With its high frequency and heavy hitting power, the LPD-LD drives ground rods, anchors, tent spikes, and fences in various terrains.
The post driver accepts rods or posts from less than half an inch to 2.5 inches. Adapters can be replaced by sliding out the pins and adaptor, replacing the adaptor with a standard bushing covering 0.5- to 1-inch rods or with driver heads from 2 to 2.5 inches. Use of a standard 5/8-inch or 1-inch bushing allows the LPD-LD post driver to be used for driving ground rods.
New design features include a PTFE guide bushing to reduce the risk of damage on the zinc or copper surface of the ground rods, and the anvil has been engineered to directly strike the top of the rod or pole when a bushing adaptor is fitted, Atlas Copco says. When a larger drive adaptor is being used, the anvil will strike the actual adaptor. Operating with a maximum fluid power of 5 gpm, the LPD-LD’s high-frequency driving assures less damage to the top of the rod and assists in a smooth application overall, according to the company.