Highway HCBMS

The Highway model HCBMS has been around since the 1930's. It was one of the first pressure diggers ever built and is still in production for certain applications. The digger is a true all mechanical drive and features a toothed kelly bar (rack-bar) that is mechanically feed in and out of the whole. The original leveling system was done through chains and sprockets to raise and level the mast. As hydraulics progressed, they changed over in the late 60's to hydraulic cylinders to level the mast assembly and eliminated the PTO drive chain and sprockets. This machine has seen many changes over the decades but has still kept it's original drive system. The system operates very well in extremely cold climates as it doesn't use hydraulic oil for the drilling process. Many of the old machines are still in use in Alaska and in the Northern climates of North America and Europe.

The Highway HCBMS is ideally suited in hard pan, frozen ground and clay soils. It is a very fast drill with the right operator who understands the machine and how to run it. Highway still builds this unit for new production and supports it with parts and service. Complete rebuilds are also available at the factory.

Highway HCBMS Specifications

Diesel 100 HP
Mechanical with torque convertor, 4sp forward, 1 reverse
21,000 ft/lbs
Digging Depths:
10' - 20'
Auger Capacities:
6" - 56"
Kelly Bar:
3" solid rack bar
Final Drive:
16" ring gear with replaceable thrust plates
Slide Table:
36" slide
Turn Table:
240 degrees
Boom Leveling:
15 degrees over vertical, 45 degrees left, 20 degrees right
Service Winch:
12,000 lb hydraulic
Pole Setter:
Fixed pole setter and 6' telescoping pole setter
Base Unit Weight:
11,500 lbs
Chassis Min. Specs:
33,000 GVW, 108" CA

Highway HCBMS Downloads

Literature Service Manual Technical Data YouTube
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