Cradle Boring Machine

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About this product

The McLaughlin CBM48 is a cradle boring machine for cased auger boring from 16” to 48”. Pipeline contractors around the world count on the McLaughlin CBM48 for high production road bores up to 150’ in length to be completed in one set up. More efficiency equates to more bores completed each day.

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Key Features

SAFE

The patented operator presence control (OPC) hydraulic clutch ensures quick drive-line shutdown in an emergency.

Self contained, Onboard 162 hp air-cooled, turbocharged Deutz diesel engine produces 170,000 ft-lb of auger torque.

SELF-CONTAINED

Onboard 162-horsepower air-cooled, turbocharged Deutz diesel engine produces 170,000 ft-lb of auger torque.

POWERFUL

A 32.5-ton hydraulic winch pulls the machine forward and offers an innovative adjustable winch pulling speed feature.

Power, A 32.5-ton hydraulic winch pulls the machine forward and offers an innovative adjustable winch pulling speed feature.

Auger accessories

Auger Flight

McLaughlin offers both wound flight for smaller diameter auger as well as pressed flight for diameters from 3” to 60” Diameter.

Auger Accessories Dirt Head

Dirt Head

A full range of dirt head configurations are available from 3” to 60” diameters with hex connections from 13/16” to 4” hex diameters. Dirt heads come standard with hard faced bits.

Heavy Duty Bits

Heavy Duty Bits

When it comes to difficult bores McLaughlin offers heavy duty bits with replaceable carbide bullet teeth. Wing cutter configurations are also available

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Specifications

Cradle Boring Machine
 Boring Range 16″ to 48″ (40 to 122 cm) cased bore
 Engine Air-cooled, in-line 6-cylinder diesel, turbocharged;
12 VDC electric system;
162 hp ISO max. (121 kW) @ 2500 rpm; and
139 hp continuous (104 kW) @ 2500 rpm
 Transmission 5 forward speeds, 1 reverse
 Clutch Hydraulic clutch with operator presence control switch, Patent # 4,976,321
 Final Drive Planetary reduction, 4″ (10 cm) hex chuck
 Auger Torque 170,000 ft-lb peak (230,500 Nm) in first gear
 Hydraulic Winch Parameters 60,000 lb Single Line (270 kN) max @ 2500 psi
(175 bar) with infinitely adjustable pull speed, 300′
(91.44 m) of cable, 3/4″ (19 mm) cable diameter,
electronic/hydraulic engage/disengage actuation.
 Hydraulic Parameters 3000 psi (205 bar) max. system, pressure comp. pump with
load sense, 25 gpm (95 L/min) @ 2500 rpm, hydraulic tank
capacity 30 gallons (114 L), oil level sight gauge, temperature
and cleanout ports. Hydraulic oil cooler 30,000 Btu/hr.
 Hydraulic Filtration 1. Suction strainer — 100 mesh
2. Intake return filter — 12-micron replaceable element
3. 10-micron spin-on return filter
 Fuel Tank 44 gal (167 L) capacity with sight gauge
 Seat Centrally mounted, fully adjustable with armrests, safety
restraint belt, and operator presence switch, operator
control console with joystick and switch functionality
 Machine 64″ (163 cm) W x 20’2″ (6.1 m) L x 99″ (251 cm) H
 Carriage 7,500 lb (2,948 kg)
 Frame 9,500 lb (3,856 kg)
 Total Weight 17,000 lb (7,711 kg)
 Centerline 32.5″ (83 cm)

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