Drill rig based attachments
Betterground can provide adaption kits for many standard and non-standard hydraulic drill rigs. These adaption kits allow for multi utilization of drill rigs during technology fluctuation changes and during periods of either low or high market intensity.
Betterground have so far successfully produced kits for machines such as those shown in the photographs in this page. Where depths are in excess of 8m and working space is limited, a standard hydraulic drilling rig modified as shown may be more appropriate and efficient than the normal lattice boom crawler crane rigs (BC1 or BC2) or the excavator based BE1.
The following BAUER BF12 rig has been equipped with a BL3 attachment. Gravel is fed to this rig with a telescopic wheel loader. This setup is best suited for depths in the range of 7m to 13m.
For depth larger than 12m it is often preferred to transport the gravel not with a telescopic wheel loader but with a bucket that travels along the mast of the carrier rig. For this purpose the BL1 attachment has been developed. The BL1 is shown here on a Liebherr rig.
If space on site is most limited, the BL3 may also be used on a Betterground built special mast that can be attached to a 40 ton standard excavator. This setup is shown here below.
The following two photos show drill rigs that have been modified into stone column rigs by adapting the skip bucket principle to a vertical mast rig instead of a lattice boom crawler crane.