Dig-R-Tach Attachment Allows Backhoes to Drill Into Earth

Wed August 09, 2006 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

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 allows compact loader backhoes and mini-excavators to become practical and produce options for many hole-digging projects.

The system features a universal mounting bracket that 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. hexagon auger drive connection, the 471 Dig-R-Tach accommodates existing augers found in most equipment fleets. It can use the same 4400 series earth augers that are used with the General Equipment 310 and 330 series portable hole diggers. The popular 4400 series features heavy-duty construction and Pengo-type boring head configurations.

Augers are available from 2-in. to 24-in. diameters. When used with the 471 Dig-R-Tach, the augers produce a clean, usable 4-ft. deep hole. To increase drilling depth, a full line of flighted and non-flighted earth auger extensions are available.

The mounting bracket allows the 471 Dig-R-Tach to be center mounted on the bucket, providing operator visibility while drilling. Additionally, the center-mount configuration distributes drilling stress to the loader arms effectively.

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

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