Auger rack-and-pinion system increases productivity

The new G2 Series of auger boring machines from American Augers allow the operator to shift easily while the auger is in motion. It automatically engages the tracks when set in place to eliminate hook rollers. The machine thrust lever requires less force while increasing the amount of proportionality, and new hydraulic pressure controls allow the operator to maintain a constant face pressure on the cutting head. The Quik Trac rack and pinion drive allows the machine to move at a rate of 77 feet per minute and develops 10,000 pounds of force. It comes standard with the 42-900G2 model and as an option on the 42-600G2 model.