Minnich Manufacturing introduces its A-5SCW dowel pin drilling unit, which is a five-gang, self-propelled, cantilevered machine with a wireless remote. Along with the remote, the company also added an auto-crab feature, a shortened machine length, a flip-top panel, a quick-change depth adjustment control, made the auto controls standard, and reduced the weight.
The remote operation allows the operator to stand in the grade, meaning he is out of jobsite traffic and commuter traffic if the drilling is along an open lane. Using a pointer, the user can align the drill unit for the next set of holes. The remote is programmed with its own radio ID code and each receiver only responds to the remote with the same ID code, which allows several remotes to work in close proximity without interference.
“The remote-operated dowel pin drill is a specialized piece of equipment that is designed for road construction jobsites,” says Todd Jurjevic, domestic and international sales manager for Minnich Manufacturing. “They are also a cost effective way for a contractor to reduce labor and save time on a road or airport project.”
The drill units fit into a 48-inch cut and drill 18 inches deep, and can be repositioned in 45 to 60 seconds. Operators simply position the dowel drill, straighten the tires, flip a switch and drive down on the concrete slab. The crab steering will keep the bed of the drill unit tight against the face of the slab without having to raise and lower the bed.
Verified by Todd Jurjevic, domestic and international sales manager for Minnich Manufacturing.
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Cutting depth: 18 inches
Repositioning time: 45 to 60 seconds