Compact Core Saw

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McLaughlin has designed a core drill attachment for use with its -250, 500-, 800- and 1,200-gallon (1892.7, 3028.3 and 4542.5 L) vacuum excavators. The optional core drill provides utility contractors the ability to use vacuum excavation technology in locating existing underground utilities beneath hard surfaces such as asphalt and concrete. Less equipment and less setup makes the job more efficient for contractors while minimally impacting the surrounding area. The McLaughlin Mini Core Drill is capable of hole diameters of 6, 8 and 10 inch diameters (15.2 to 25.4 cm). The drill cuts a uniform hole into pavement or asphalt, minimally impacting the surface structure. Once the Vacuum Excavation process has been completed and utility located, back-fill material is used for reinstatement, compaction of the fill material then the core can be grouted back in place leaving the road surface with minimal disruption.

The McLaughlin Mini Core Drill features an integrated cutting tool available in 6, 8 or 10 inches. A patented vacuum suction base uses a sealing gasket between the core drill base and the pavement surface. The vacuum pressure keeps the base securely in place and eliminates the need to drill bolts and pins into the pavement used with conventional designs. The
vacuum excavator’s hydraulic pump powers the mini core drill, removing the need for a separate power source. The jib hoist ­— available with manual or electric option — easily moves the core drill to and from the trailer to the ground.

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Base uses a sealing gasket between the core drill and the pavement surface. Vacuum suction keeps the base securely in place.

Suction Base
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Dolly wheels located on the rear of the drill allow for easy maneuvering and precise positioning.


Eliminates manual lifting and provides a simple option for loading and offloading the drill and is available in manual or electric.

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Vacuum excavator’s hydraulic pump powers the compact core drill

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