There’s lots of names for these units: Auger Unit, Auger Drive, Drill Unit, Pendulum Borer, Drill Motor, Excavator Mount, Post Hole Borer and Drill Head to name a few!

Drive Units provide the power unit to drive the drilling gear into the ground.

Pilehire have a full range of Dive Units to suit Skid Steers and Excavators, from 1 tonne to 45 tonne.



Common Drive Unit Problems:
  • It's not powerful enough, strong enough or has insufficient torque.
  • It's stalling.
  • It's inefficient.
  • It's too slow or too fast.
  • There's not enough hydraulic flow or pressure.
Smart Drive Unit Solution:

Simply tell us:

  1. Your hole size
    • Depth
    • Diameter
  2. Your ground condition
    • Dirt
    • Clay
    • Soft rock
    • Hard rock
  3. Your machine specs
    • Tonnage
    • Make and model
    • Height
    • Hitch requirements
  4. Your hydraulic flows and pressures

Done. Problem solved!

Drive Unit Specs:
  • Types include:
    • Drill head (pendulum).
    • Screw Pile.
    • Standard.
    • Specialised.
  • Sizes range from 1kn to 110kn:
    • Light duty suits skid steers and up to 45 tonne.
    • Heavy duty suits drilling rigs and up to 50mm flights and heavy stems.
  • Suits ground conditions:
    • Dirt.
    • Clay.
    • Soft rock.
    • Hard rock.
  • Can be adapted to suit any hub size.
  • Are rigorously maintained, repaired and serviced to be strong, durable and efficient.
  • Are available for immediate hire nationwide.
7 Key Reasons To Use Our Drive Unit:
  1. We're the ONLY drilling and piling hire company in NZ that offers such a large variety of options, sizes, power and capabilities.
  2. We don't want our drive units to fail, so they’re rigorously maintained.
  3. We've high torque, high efficiency drive units, that can power your heavy duty equipment easily and efficiently.
  4. We've adaptors available to suit all hub sizes.
  5. We'll hire you a replacement drive unit while we repair yours.
  6. We’re experienced in developing 'out of the box' requests.
  7. They're available for immediate hire nationwide (short or long term).
7 Key Reasons To Hire A Drive Unit:
  1. No capital outlay, depreciation or storage costs.
  2. Increased productively, as you get the exact drive unit you need.
  3. Greater budgeting and cost control, as the amount on invoice is the only cost to pay.
  4. Greater ease to on-charge the cost to your client.
  5. No spare parts, maintenance or mechanical costs (note you are liable for damages).
  6. Less concerns about breakages, due to meticulous manufacturing & maintenance control.
  7. Instant access to a wide variety of options, sizes, power and capabilities.
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