Minnich Manufacturing is preparing to launch a new Single Gang Barrier Wall Drill. The Single Gang Barrier Wall Drill is a self-propelled, pneumatic drill that has been designed to optimize safety during the process of securing concrete barrier walls.
The Single Gang Barrier Wall Drill eliminates the time of making manual adjustments to align multiple drill hole measurements. There is no need to line up drill holes. Simply align the drill steel through the pre-molded opening in the barrier wall, penetrate the sub-base, drop in the steel pin anchor and move to the next securing point.
This solution is designed for roadway construction and patching projects requiring concrete barrier wall protection. The 8.5-ft. by 6.5-ft. frame sits on a 9-ft. flatbed trailer for jobsite transport. The 1,630-lb. drill can be lifted and placed on a concrete barrier wall with a backhoe or compact excavator.
The unit is equipped with an air-powered motor, which propels the equipment along the barrier wall from hole to hole. Manual intervention is decreased with a tethered handheld remote that enables operator control at a safe distance from the machine during the drilling process.
An optional dust collection system, available for all Minnich drills, removes dust from the jobsite to protect operators and helps meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
“We are extremely excited to offer a concrete drill specific to barrier wall installation that maximizes productivity and safety by increasing the drill speed and precision for our road construction customers,” said Rob Minnich, president and chief marketing officer for Minnich Manufacturing. “The efficiency and quality of this product will provide its users a superior drilling experience — while also being a cost-effective option.”
The Single Gang Barrier Wall Drill reaches a maximum drill depth of 18 to 36 in. with a drill steel shank of 1 in. by 4.25 in. and a drill bit diameter of 1 to 2.5 in. The drill requires 140 scfm and 120 psi of pneumatic power.
“The Single Gang Barrier Wall Drill allowed us to drill 1,000 holes in three days,” said Matthew Hill of W-L Construction and Paving Co. in Virginia. “We’re so pleased with the ease of using the drill that we are planning on purchasing a second one to continue enhancing our operation’s efficiency.”
Minnich also offers a Barrier Wall Drill that allows the simultaneous drilling of up to three pin holes. The three-gang drill also provides full operator control using a tethered controller for safety.