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General Equipment’s 471 DIG-R-TACH Designed for Backhoes, Mini-Excavators, Compact Loaders

General Equipment Co.’s Model 471 DIG-R-TACH hydraulically-powered earth drilling attachment system is specifically designed for use with lower-auxiliary hydraulic system flow rates found on popular models of compact loader backhoes, mini-excavators and compact utility loaders.

General Equipment Co.’s Model 471 DIG-R-TACH hydraulically-powered earth drilling attachment system is specifically designed for use with lower-auxiliary hydraulic system flow rates found on popular models of compact loader backhoes, mini-excavators and compact utility loaders.

General Equipment Co.’s Model 471 DIG-R-TACH hydraulically-powered earth drilling attachment system is specifically designed for use with lower-auxiliary hydraulic system flow rates found on popular models of compact loader backhoes, mini-excavators and compact utility loaders.

The 471 DIG-R-TACH system enhances the versatility of compact loader backhoes and mini-excavators by allowing them to become practical and productive options for many hole-digging projects. The system features a universal mounting bracket that readily conforms to a wide variety of loader bucket configurations. Mounted quickly and easily by one person, the 471 DIG-R-TACH requires no special tools, drilling or welding as the supplied bracket grips tightly with a positive locking system.

Now featuring an industry standard 2-in. (5 cm) hexagon auger drive connection, the 471 DIG-R-TACH is better able to accommodate existing augers found in most equipment fleets. The 471 DIG-R-TACH can utilize the same 4400 Series earth augers that are used with the General Equipment 310 and 330 Series portable hole diggers. The 4400 Series features heavy-duty construction and Pengo-type boring head configurations.

Augers are available from 2 to 24-in. (5 to 61 cm) diameters. When used with the 471 DIG-R-TACH, the augers produce a clean, usable 4-ft. (1.2 m) deep hole. To increase drilling depth, a full line of flighted and non-flighted earth auger extensions is available.

The mounting bracket allows the 471 DIG-R-TACH to be center mounted on the bucket, providing added operator visibility while drilling. Additionally, the center-mount configuration distributes drilling stress to the loader arms more effectively than side-mount alternatives, according to the manufacturer.

For more information, call 800/533-0524 or visit www.generalequip.com.