84/96-1800 NG

Updated Mar 2, 2010

The 84/96-1800 NG is the largest horizontal earth boring machine available on the market today thats next generation design offers the highly productive Rack & Pinion system; a patented rack-and-pinion drive, for rapidly pulling the boring machine back to it”s starting position on the track, without dogging or winching. No more handling of greasy frayed cable or wire rope knots. The Rack & Pinion system is ready to go full time just push the lever and you”re there. Clean. Quick. Safe The main advantage of the 84/96-1800 NG is that it will allow contractors to perform larger diameter installation projects at a much lower cost because before the 84/96-1800 NG these projects were only possible with costly micro-tunneling machines

Mechanical Features

  • Caterpillar® C7 ACERT, Tier III, 300 HP (186 kW) water-cooled diesel with electric start
  • 1,800,000 lbs (816 Tonnes) of Maximum Thrust
  • Eaton Fuller FRO112106 10 Speed Transmission
  • Maximum Torque 272,236 ft-lb (369,103 Nm)
  • Working range 24 to 96 inch (610 mm to 2438 mm) casing diameter
  • Next Generation Design Benefits

  • Increased ability to pull auger, steering rods, and push product
  • Increased visibility to the master pusher
  • Low Centerline and Wide Stance provide increased stability
  • Hydraulically assisted clutch is easier and more comfortable to operate
  • No Hook Rollers, machine locks safely to the track
  • Ergonomic operating button allows for feathering the rotation and slow turn of the shaft for easy auger installation
  • Emergency shutdown switch at the operator”s station as well as an operator presence tethered switch.
  • Vivid graphics guide safe and proper machine operation
  • Update gauge system includes the improved engine tachometer, engine warning light, & hydraulic thrust pressure reading
  • The Quik Split frame design, allows the machine to be separated into sections to accommodate lighter and fasters lifts into and out of the bore pit, and aids the operator in being able to facilitate better and safer machine positioning
  • Technology Spotlight: Quik Tran®

    Features Quik Tran technology: What is Quik Tran? Quik Tran is the fast return system, made available exclusively from American Augers, as it provides up to 20,000 lbs (9,072 kg) of push/pull at high speed, and there will be no dogging or winching during retract, as the Quik Tran system engages directly to the machine track. The benefit of Quik Tran will be easier and faster machine operation in challenging work climates or conditions
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