Rock Drill

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We needed a rock drill to put in fence posts so this is what we built for on the skid loader. Works like a charm.
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We needed a rock drill to put in fence posts so this is what we built for on the skid loader. Works like a charm.
Nice looking piece of equipment, did you build this drill from scratch?
 

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Yes we did. You can see in the bottom picture, that was our first test drive. There wasn't even any paint on it then. We just started with parts and pieces and a lot of steel and tools.
 

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Yes we did. You can see in the bottom picture, that was our first test drive. There wasn't even any paint on it then. We just started with parts and pieces and a lot of steel and tools.
I assume the legs are for storage of the implement? What is the function of the red cylinder?
 

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The red hydraulic arm allows the operator to plum up the drill left and right. The skid loader will let you move it fore and aft, which gives you straight holes for the fence post.
 

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Probably won't happen, but that would get my vote for project of the month. Very nice indeed.
 

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And lots of them too. And it just keeps drilling and drilling and drilling.
 
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Probably won't happen, but that would get my vote for project of the month. Very nice indeed.
------------ This can happen. Just send Tony Wells a PM ask that this be considered for Project of the Month. That's all it takes. Tony has the only vote in this and if something is nominated it makes his job easier. You are right, this would make a good one. ------ "Billy G"
 
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Very nice build! Could you show us the bit that is doing the drilling and how it moves?
 

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Very nice build! Could you show us the bit that is doing the drilling and how it moves?
The first one is a bottom up view and the second is a top down view. It isnt on the skidloader now. And believe it or not, its cold and windy outside. So, I just took a couple quick pics and came back in. It just rotates and a air compressor blows the rock dust out of the hole.

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It really isn't that hard to get into if you are young and skinny like Wes. He is the one running it in the one picture. If you are like me, old and fat, then you have to work at it. Wes is a much better operator than I will ever be though. I just enjoy building this type toy.
 

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Thanks for the pictures. Makes sense now. :)
Nice setup!
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