Terex Utilities debuted a redesigned 650-30 auger drill earlier this year. The new Terex auger drill series features enhanced control systems and a hydrastatic drive transmission for easier operation and productivity. Additionally, remote diagnostics supports troubleshooting.
“The 330 and 650 have radio remote controls — a first in auger drill operation,” says Joe Caywood, director of marketing. The new control system allows the truck, unit controller, and unit engine to talk to each other, which supports the application of radio remote controls. The advantage for the operator is improved productivity, comfort, and visual reference.
The enhanced auger drills have many features that are automated, including auto brake release, inner-Kelly retract stop, inner-Kelly slack stop, home position, return to center and dig depth. The ‘return to center’ allows the operator to return the auger to the drill position used previously.
“This keeps the hole at the proper diameter and the proper vertical position throughout the dig, regardless of how many times the operator needs to clean the dirt from the auger tool,” said Gary Rice, Terex south regional sales manager.
The 650-30 features a drill depth of 30 ft. and drill diameter up to 72 in.
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