Hydraulic Drive Units

The Drillmite is a portable power drive unit for the augers and replaces the manually turned T-handle. It is compatible with all our equipment and can be adapted to suit most other styles of equipment connections.

The Sandrill is a portable hydraulic unit that is used to sample sand or very sandy soils to depths from >20 metres to 100 metres.

It is designed to be hand carried for use on remote or difficult to access sites and is easy to setup and use by local unskilled labour. It is also ideal for environmentally sensitive sites because it does not require access roads, water supply/disposal and has a small footprint and very low noise levels.

  • The Drillmite
    This unit is used to power drive the hand augers and can be carried easily by 2 men using the fold-away handles attached to the frame.
  • The Sandrill
    This unit was designed in the 1950’s, specifically to sample minerals in deep sand deposits. However, more and more are being purchased to fulfil a variety of other tasks.


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