The Big Beaver rig is designed for one-person operation and its compact size allows users to manoeuvre it through yards and tight spaces to drill foundation piers beneath homes. While upright, operators can position the drill next to the structure and use the simple crank mechanism to tilt it as far as 15 degrees from vertical. The Big Beaver works with Little Beaver's D-Series augers, which range in diameter from 4 to 18in.
"Foundation contractors use the Big Beaver to take a load off their workers, who would otherwise spend a significant portion of the day lifting bucket augers manually," said Mike Hale, Little Beaver sales manager. "The drill also speeds up production. We've had contractors double the number of holes they dig per day."
Available in two models, standard and XL, the hydraulically powered Big Beaver provides a maximum drilling torque of 690ftlbs and 2,500lbs of lifting capacity. Both models efficiently turn and lift 12in diameter foundation augers as well as larger augers up to 18in in diameter. And, due to its power and lifting capacity, the Big Beaver can drill as deep as 26ft.
The drill's compact width of only 26in allows contractors to easily manoeuvre it through gates and doorways, between buildings and under eaves to reach difficult-to-access areas around a home's perimeter. And with flat-free pneumatic wheels, the rig moves smoothly through yards without causing unnecessary turf damage.
Little Beaver offers an optional bucket auger attachment. The bucket auger is available in 4 to 12in diameters and connects with a 3/4in or 1in steel threaded pipe depending on auger size. An auger fork is included to secure and hold the auger while removing it from the hole.