Hydraulic Drilling Reaction Arm

First Concept Design for Hydraulic Reaction Arm

First Concept Design for Hydraulic Reaction Arm

This project was to design & make a Reaction Arm for a Hydraulic Drilling Unit.

Several views of the same Reaction Arm Connection Head

Several views of the same Reaction Arm Connection Head

A friend needed a 10 foot long ‘Reaction Arm’ for his hydraulic drilling unit so he and his crew could take it into the basement of a historic home in California and drill in foundation stabilizing square shaft helical anchor(s)/pile(s).

Square Shaft Helical Anchor/Pile

Square Shaft Helical Anchor/Pile

After refining the idea we decided on the simple design shown below …

Final Concept Rendering of the Reaction Arm Unit

Final Concept Rendering of the Reaction Arm Unit

View Under the Reaction Arm

View Under the Reaction Arm

I use Blue in Renderings because it Shows the Details Better than Other Colors

I use Blue in Renderings because it Shows the Details Better than Other Colors

Bill used his trailer to pick up some metal and a 4’x8′ sheet of ply-board for me… So to return the favor I fabricated the Reaction Arm Connection Head.

Instead of Paper I use an iPad Mini for Fabrication Drawings & Images

Instead of Paper I use an iPad Mini for Fabrication Drawings & Images

SolidWorks Allows Me to Convert the Dimension Drawings to PDFs for iPad

SolidWorks Allows Me to Convert the Dimension Drawings to PDFs for iPad

Welded on the Top Plate First Under Square Tube Rounded Edge Area

Welded on the Top Plate First Under Square Tube Rounded Edge Area

This New Welding Table with Mounting Holes has been Very Helpful

This New Welding Table with Mounting Holes has been Very Helpful

Next Step was to Weld on the Side Plates then Drill the Square Tubing

Next Step was to Weld on the Side Plates then Drill the Square Tubing

After the Connection Head was welded together I put the 10 foot long 3″ x 3″ square tubing onto the small lift-table and raised it up to the level of the drill press and drilled holes.

This Lift-Table was Very Helpful to Hold Long Square Tubing Up to Drill Press

This Lift-Table was Very Helpful to Hold Long Square Tubing Up to Drill Press

… After a little paint the project was done.   🙂

Finished Reaction Arm Connection Unit

Finished Reaction Arm Connection Unit

Hopefully in the future I will have some photos to add of the item in action.  🙂

         ~ CHEERS . . .

— UPDATE —

Photographs of the Hydraulic Drilling Rig & Reaction Arm being used onsite …

Hydraulic Drilling Head-01

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Hydraulic Drilling Head-03

Hydraulic Drilling Head-04

Hydraulic Drilling Head-05

Hydraulic Drilling Head-06

Hydraulic Drilling Head-07

Hydraulic Drilling Head-08

Hydraulic Drilling Head-09

Hydraulic Drilling Head-10

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