Little Beaver Horizontal Boring Kits

October 2013, Vol. 68 No. 10

Little Beaver is making it easier than ever to create clean, horizontal bores with its Horizontal Boring Kits.

Two types of horizontal boring attachments turn versatile Little Beaver Mechanical Earth Drills into precise, timesaving horizontal boring machines that can be used for a variety of applications including conduit, pipe and irrigation installments.

Little Beaver’s Horizontal Boring Kits are easier than physically forcing a pipe through soil by hand, and more cost effective than purchasing or renting expensive hydraulic and pneumatic moles, especially for those who already have a Little Beaver Mechanical Earth Drill.

Coupled with a Little Beaver Mechanical Earth Drill, the Dry Auger Kit can efficiently create small bores up to 5 feet long. The kit includes a 5-foot auger with a 3-inch diameter bit, a horizontal drill key, and 5-foot extension with a universal wiggle joint. With the extension connected to the auger by the wiggle joint, users are able to stand while boring. The earth drill provides the torque necessary to drill smoothly through the soil from one side of the sidewalk to the other.

Due to the low drilling load, torque tubes are unnecessary with horizontal boring. Instead, users attach a horizontal drill key to the torque tube connector on the power unit to engage the safety interlock and bypass the engine kill switch.

The Wet Drilling Kit is ideal for jobs that require horizontal boring to lengths up to 50 feet, such as those under driveways and streets. The kit includes a choice of a 2-, 3- or 4-inch water drill bit, plus a swivel adapter, the swivel assembly and horizontal drill key. Users will need a garden hose or pump and enough ¾-inch Schedule 80 water pipe and ¾ -inch pipe couplings to complete the job. The water swivel assembly connects between the swivel adapter on the drill handle and the ¾-inch water pipe. The garden hose attaches to the swivel adapter and the water drill bit is screwed on the leading end of the water pipe.