MECHANICAL EARTH DRILLS

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Engineered to Work…And to Last

 

For over 50 years, the versatile Little Beaver Mechanical Earth Drill has been the #1 choice of rental store owners, fencing contractors, and other professionals who require a one-man auger that is safe and simple to operate. Thanks to our exclusive torque tube, we’ve eliminated the kickback found in competitive one-man and two-man augers, making one-man drilling safe and productive.

Features & Benefits

  • Lightweight, powerful, reliable
  • High-speed auger rotation digs holes quickly and cleanly
  • Torque-free digging eliminates kickback and the need for two-man operation

Applications

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Maintenance Videos

Auger Assembly

An in-depth look at replacing auger points and blades to ensure maximum performance, efficiency and equipment longevity

How to Replace the Clutch

Easy-to-follow instructions regarding clutch replacement

Replacing the Transmission, Oil Bath or Gearbox

Learn how to change the transmission, oil bath or gearbox

Throttle Maintenance Tips

Watch step-by-step directions on changing the throttle assembly on the hydraulic drill

How to Replace the Core of the Flex Shaft

When it’s time to replace the core assembly of the flex shaft on your mechanical drill, this lesson provides the guidance needed

Mechanical vs. Hydraulic – How do you choose?

Carriage and Wheel Options

Customize your Little Beaver with a variety of engine, wheel and carriage options. Both the MDL-5 and MDL-8 models are available with Honda OHV or Briggs & Stratton engines. 10″ pneumatic wheels are standard on MDL-8 models, and optional on 5.5 hp units. Engine protecting roll cages are optional on all models. With its 20″ semi-pneumatic wheels, the specially designed rick-sha carrier is ideal for navigating over the rough terrain often associated with geophysical job sites. A convenient pull handle and transmission cradle makes it easy to smoothly move the earth drill to your exact drilling location.

Pneumatic wheel earth drill engine cart
Mechanical earth drill rick-sha

Specifications


Engine brand /model

Engine Horsepower

Oil Alert System

Torque Tube

Centrifugal Clutch

7′ Flexible Drive Shaft

Snap-on Auger Adaptor

Gear Reduction Ratio*

RPM*

Wheel Size**

Wheel Type**

Dry Shipping Weight

MDL-5B

B&S Vanguard OHV

5.5 hp (4.8 hp net)

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

10:1

360

8 in

Semi-pneumatic

125 lbs

MDL-5H

Honda GX160 OHV

5.5 hp (4.8 hp net)

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

10:1

360

8 in

Semi-pneumatic

132 lbs

MDL-8B

B&S Vanguard OHV

8.0 hp (7.9 hp net)

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

10:1

360

10 in

Pneumatic

147 lbs

MDL-8H

Honda GX240 OHV

8.0 hp (7.9 hp net)

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

Standard

10:1

360

10 in

Pneumatic

167 lbs

* Optional 13:1 or 20:1 gear reduction transmissions generate 277 or 180 RPM’s, respectively.
** Optional 10″ pneumatic wheels are available for MDL-5B and MDL-5H.