2" Hex Drive - Rated to 8000 ft. lbs. - Click Here
Skid Steer 2" Hex Drive - Extreme Duty Rock Ripper Auger Bits:
Designed originally to operate with a skid steer auger drive
system, these Extreme Duty Rock Augers will operate with any drive
system that has a 2" hex drive hub and with a torque rating up to 6000
Extreme Duty Rock Rippers use bullet style teeth similar to cold
planers and rock saws. Bullet teeth are 100% carbide that clip into
holders that allow them to spin during use. The spinning action allows
the bullets to last much longer and cut a lot harder through the
toughest of conditions.
The flighting is heavy duty in thickness and strength and has been hard
face hardened to add to the longevity.
This is an auger bit designed for EXTREME USE in the worst of
conditions. Rocks, boulders, Lava, cement/asphalt or large broken solid
rocks. It's all here. There are no auger bits that are tougher.
Auger Bits: - Extreme Duty - Rock Augers
Available bit sizes - 6", 9", 12", 16", 18", 20", 24", 30"
Some Facts about Rock Augers:
- Cast Boring Head
- Carbide Bullet Rock Points
- Extreme Duty Double Flighting
- 2" Hex Drive
- 4' Standard Length
They are designed for the toughest of conditions such as rocks, concrete driveways, asphalt, lava and just plain harsh terrain. The issues that arise when using a high output auger drive and a rock auger are down pressure. Most skid steers have a counter weight in the back of the machine. It is designed to help you lift more, but when using an auger it acts against your down pressure requirements and makes it harder to drill into the earth.
A couple of ways are available to counter-act this issue. Some auger manufacturers add weight packs to their augers to provide additional down pressure. This is good as it adds the weight right above the auger but it is usually costly and makes the attachment difficult to handle and ship.
A rear mounted stabilizer is available for most machines that puts rear pressure on the ground and keeps the machine from tipping backwards so easily. They are fully hydraulic and can be activated from inside the machine. There are also manual units available that are fairly easy to use and are inexpensive. We have even had customers just use a floor jack since they only had a few holes that were difficult. Our point is that your auger drive and bit can easily handle most drilling applications, but issues can arise due to the machine weight distribution.