Take on the toughest bores with the Robbins ABM
Complete your next bore more efficiently and more safely. Designed to work with Robbins SBUs, Robbins Heavy Duty Auger Boring Machines can take on the some of the toughest bores.
The Robbins Company developed the Heavy Duty Auger Boring Machine to be more reliable and productive. Since we know your crew’s safety is important, we have made it a top priority. We match or exceed safety standards that are required by the industry.
What is an ABM?
An Auger Boring Machine (ABM) is used to bore horizontally through soil or rock with a cutting head and auger. The majority of ABMs are used to install pipe casing under railroads, highways, airport runways, creeks or any area of ground that cannot be open cut or disturbed in any way.
There are many types of cutting attachments for this machine. They range from Backhoe Teeth cutters for cutting through soil to the Robbins Small Boring Unit for boring hard rock.
Initially the ABM is set up in the starting pit on a predetermined length of track. A backing plate, usually steel or reinforced concrete block, is installed in the wall opposite of the boring to withstand the thrust exerted by the boring machine. The machine bores through the earth with a cutting head and the jacking force is provided by the hydraulic thrust. The pipe casing and auger sections are added as the machine advances. Spoil is removed from the auger through the casing to a door located on the side of the machine.
The right machine for your job: Diameters, Lengths and Strengths
Diameter available in sizes ranging from 36″ (0.9 m) to 84″ (2.1 m)
Several sizes of ABMs are readily available in any bore diameter with standard English (inch) or metric (mm) casing sizes. If it is not in our inventory, we will custom make the machine for your project.
The ABM can bore over 600 ft in length
The majority of the crossings are80 ft (24.4 m) to 225 ft (68m) long; however some drives have been over 600 ft(180 m) in length. The length of the drive depends on the ground conditions. Talk to a Robbins representative to discuss your specific project.
The ABM can bore through a variety of ground conditions
That means the machine can excavate sand, gravel, clay, and rock of any type. With the Robbins Small Boring Unit, the ABM can excavate rock faster in small diameter drives than any other method available.
Features and Benefits:
Soft and Hard soil Cutterheads
Can be utilized for many varieties of soil, sand, clay, cobble, glacial till, soft shale and some sand stone. For harder material use the Robbins SBU with your ABM.
Prevents breakage of major components and comes in a variety of forms and sizes
Grade Steering components and kits
Are commonly used to manually steer an auger bore (please contact Robbins for more information)
Casing and Saddle attachments
Allows the ABM to perform smaller bores than its fitted diameter (for example: 36″ ABM can perform 24″ bores)
Augers of 12″ to 84″
Are available with 3″, 4″, 5″, or 6′ hex drives. Robbins can also offer Augers in Metric diameters and lengths.
Your Project — From beginning to end
Robbins also offers complete rental packages of ABMs, augers, cutterheads and/or SBU units with options to purchase:
Please contact our Sales Department for proposal of any of the above mentioned equipment: Call or email a Robbins representative to discuss your project today. Since Robbins has had years of experience with underground projects, we are capable of discussing the details of your project and recommending the right machine for your job.
Purchase or Lease?
Robbins offers individual ABMs or entire packages including ABM, auger, cutting heads, and Robbins Small Boring Units (SBUs) for purchase or lease. ABMs are available in 4 models; Base machine diameters ranging from 36″ to 72″, with lift kits available up to 84″. All of these products are available in our Solon, Ohio or Kent, Washington facilities. The ABM can be leased by the month with a minimum of a two-week lease. If you decide to purchase the machine after leasing, most of the lease paid will be applied to the purchase at project completion.
One of Robbins experienced technical staff will set up your ABM. We will come to your jobsite and teach you and your crew best practices for using your ABM.
Robbins Auger Boring Machine Specifications
|Component||ABM 36-630||ABM 42-630||ABM 48-950||ABM 54-950||ABM 60-950|
|Engine||Deutz F6L914||Lift Kit||Deutz BF6L914C||Lift Kit||Lift Kit|
|Net Power Continuous||114 hp @ 2300 rpm||174hp @ 2300 rpm|
|Peak Torque||295 ft-lbs||597 ft-lbs|
|Transmission||Spicer 5 speed||Spicer 5 speed|
|Hex Drive||4″||5″ (Optional 4″)|
|Hydraulic Pump||45 gpm @ 5000 psi||45 gpm @ 5000 psi|
|Cylinders||2 x 9″||3 x 9″|
|Max. Thrust||636,000 lbs.||954,000 lbs.|
|Master Track Length||12′||13′|
More Robbins Auger Boring Machine Specifications
|Component||ABM 60-1270||ABM 66-1270||ABM 72-1270||ABM 72-1500||ABM 78-1500||ABM 84-1500|
|Engine||Cat C-7||Lift Kit||Lift Kit||Cat C-9||Lift Kit||Lift Kit|
|Net Power Continuous||250 hp @ 2200 rpm||300 hp @ 2000|
|Peak Torque||597 ft-lbs||789 ft-lbs|
|Clutch||14″ Dual Disc||14″ Dual Disc|
|Transmission||Eaton 6 speed||Eaton 9 speed|
|Hex Drive||5″||6″ (Optional 5″)|
|Hydraulic Pump||62.3 gpm @ 5000 psi||62.3 gpm @ 5000 psi|
|Cylinders||4 x 9″||4 x 10″|
|Max. Thrust||1,270,000 lbs.||1,500,000 lbs.|
|Master Track Length||13′||15′|