Highway FD Foundation Drill

Highway FD Models

  Model Features Specifications
FD-30

The FD-30 is a mechanical drive mid range drill rig.

  • 62,000 ft/lbs torque
  • 18,000 lb. controlled free fall winch with two speed
  • 25,000 lbs. crowd force
  • 30' Digging Depth
  • Square 2 bar design with solid inner kelly bar
  • Truck or track mounted carrier
  • See standard features listed below
FD-30LP

The FD-30LP is a mechanical drive mid range drill rig.

  • 62,000 ft/lbs torque
  • 18,000 lb. controlled free fall winch with two speed
  • 25,000 lbs. crowd force
  • 30' digging depth
  • Square 3 bar design
  • Truck or track mounted carrier
  • See standard features listed below
FD-40

The FD-40 is a mechanical drive mid range drill rig.

  • 62,000 ft/lbs torque
  • 18,000 lb. controlled free fall winch with two speed
  • 25,000 lbs. crowd force
  • 40' digging depth
  • Square 2 bar design with solid inner kelly
  • Truck or track mounted carrier
  • See standard features listed below
FD-50

The FD-50 is a mechanical drive mid range drill rig.

  • 62,000 ft/lbs torque
  • 18,000 lb. controlled free fall winch with two speed
  • 25,000 lbs. crowd force
  • 50' digging depth
  • Square 2 bar design with solid inner kelly
  • Truck or track mounted carrier
  • See standard features listed below
FD-60

The FD-60 is a mechanical drive mid range drill rig.

  • 62,000 ft/lbs torque
  • 18,000 lb. controlled free fall winch with two speed
  • 25,000 lbs. crowd force
  • 60' digging depth
  • Square 2 bar design with solid inner kelly
  • Truck or track mounted carrier
  • See standard features listed below

 

Highway FD Standard Features

 
 

Oversized Sheaves

Severe bending is a major cause of
short wire rope life. By contrast, the larger the sheave diameter, the less wear on the rope and the greater its strength and life efficiency. Highway uses oversized sheaves to insure long life.

Adjustable Tie Down Blocks

The sliding hold down block are built on an ecentric to allow for the tightening of the block as the slide pads wear. Ensures longer life out of wear pads and is easily adjusted by removing on bolt and turning to adjust.

 
 

Kelly Bar Roller Drive

Highway's standard kelly bar roller drive applies torque to the outer kelly bar and allows the bar to travel up and down freely and not create friction as with some drives.

Sealed Sheave Bearings

All sheave bearing are a cone and race design with protective rubber seals. The rubber seals keep out moisture and hold in grease to ensure longer operating life. The bearing and race can just be replaced so you don't have to get a new sheave assembly if it is still in good working order.

 
 

Joystick Controls

Dual joystick controls at both arm rests allow the operator to control all of the machines functions without having to remove his hands from the controls to find a different lever. These functions are fully proportional and allow precise control or feathering of movements.

Controlled Free Fall Winch

Standard controlled free fall winch allows the operator to dial in the fall rate determined by different toolg weights and as not to create a "birds nest" of the cable. The pressure of the free fall can be seen on operators control screen for easy tuning.

 
 

Digital Display

Highways digital display allows the operator to view all aspects of the machines functions. Oil temp, system hydraulic pressures, engine and transmission functions as well as drilling depths. There is also a fault code page that will tell you which function is not working which will cut down on the trouble shooting time for repairs.

Adjustable Slewing Gear

Our adjustable slewing gear drive allows you to adjust the backlash by just removing a view bolts and turning the planetary clockwise or couter clockwise to set the proper backlash and gear mesh.

 
 

Solid Inner Kelly

Highway's standard 4.25" solid inner kelly bar gives long life to the bar and the end can be machined to fit you auger boxes. The extra weight of the kelly bar also adds to the crowd weight while drilling and in some soils the crowd function is not neccassry.

CanBus Diagnostics

CanBus diagnostics allow the operator to monitor the whole machine from proper valve function and system pressures to oil and fuel levels and faulty components, thus saving time in diagnosing problems in the controls or hydraulic system. In emergency situations the system can be disabled and it will run manually.

 
 

Protected Grease Zerks

Critical grease zerks are reccessed into the pins as to protect them against hooking on tag lines and not causing damage to the zerk or cable.

Boom Mounted Winches

Highway mounts their winches on the boom so the operator doesnt have to worry about paying in or out while positioning the mast assembly. Just raise the mast and go to work.

 
 

Zinc Plated Components

Highway Zinc plates all of it's sheaves, pins and accessories to ensure long duty cycles. The pins won't rust up and will stay freely moving as long as grease is applied as required.

Drop Case Gear Reduction

Highway's step drop case is a heavy duty design the keeps our drive lines in allignment and creates a deeper ratio to incure more torque. The drop box can be adjusted on the lower input shaft through an eccentric for quick in the field adjustments. This extra reduction also protects the transmission from shock load and doesnt damage the transmission

 

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