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Volvo with Drill attachment

Post #1 by Nick Drew » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:44 pm

This old Volvo EC140 with drill attachment was working on my regular site a few months ago

Just thought it was not something you see everyday :o

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Re: Volvo with Drill attachment

Post #2 by Robban_C » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:00 pm

Nick Drew wrote:... Just thought it was not something you see everyday ...

You bet! I have never seen it before.
Is it powered by that air hose laying beside the under carriage?

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Re: Volvo with Drill attachment

Post #3 by Site Admin » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:54 am

Well, this is not every days sight.
Do you have a picture of the cabine from front? Is there a window?
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Re: Volvo with Drill attachment

Post #4 by Nick Drew » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:33 pm

Hi Holger,

No the window had been taken out for some reason :dizzy:

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Re: Volvo with Drill attachment

Post #5 by Niklas Eriksson » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:13 pm

Very nice! I have seen the same attachment but on a larger Ã…kerman machine.
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Re: Volvo with Drill attachment

Post #6 by Robban_C » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:06 pm

Nick Drew wrote:Hi Holger,

No the window had been taken out for some reason :dizzy:

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There seems to be some hydraulic hoses going into the cabin. Probably for controlling the drill. I think that´s why they removed the windscreen. Or window, whatever it´s called. :D
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Re: Volvo with Drill attachment

Post #7 by Shovelman » Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:13 am

Hi Nick,

Thanks for posting the photos!

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Hi Robert,

To answer your original question; yes, the air line lying next to the machine is connected to a remote compressor not seen in the photos to power the "drill head".

Also; windshield or windscreen are the correct English words for the forward facing glass panel on cars, trucks, equipment, etc..

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Nick (again),

Although Ive seen many rotary drills attached to hydraulic excavators; I have never seen a set-up quite like this ever. Even considering the external air supply, is this type of configuration legal in the UK? Hydraulic lines suspended by chains and such would result in considerable fines here in America. With few exceptions; machines here have to be "self-contained".

John Henry is one manufacturer of hydraulic excavator drill attachments. You can see how the additional engine, hydraulic pump and reservoir, and air compressor are fitted to the counterweight and sometimes in place of.

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Re: Volvo with Drill attachment

Post #8 by Robban_C » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:57 pm

Shovelman, thanks for your answers! :thumbs_up:

Shovelman wrote:... Hydraulic lines suspended by chains and such would result in considerable fines here in America. ...

Why?
And why do they have to be self-contained?
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Re: Volvo with Drill attachment

Post #9 by nixs » Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:33 am

As in Sweden its the safety of the workers and legal regulations that makes it illegal to have hydraulic lines open in the drivers compartment. If a hoze snaps or a pipe cracks its lethal to have it in the compartment!


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Re: Volvo with Drill attachment

Post #10 by Robban_C » Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:43 pm

nixs wrote:... illegal to have hydraulic lines open in the drivers compartment ...

Yes of course. But why should it be illegal to have hoses hanging in chains (although it doesn´t look that good :D ).
And why do the machines have to be self-contained?
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