The hydraulic excavator mount: for when you absolutely, positively have to break big s%$# into little s%$#. Sometimes we run across a tool and just have to write about it, regardless of practicality, and this one hits all the high points: Noise — check. Big — check. Earth-shattering (literally) power — check. This is a 12” auger that mounts to an excavator and drills into solid rock. Sweet!
These are actually used to split and drill boulders and sides of mountains. HEM’s can be found on large contruction projects and highway construction sites — we even saw a few clearing out rubble in the subways of New York for the new tunnel.
They require a boom lift capacity of 3,000 LBS with a hydraulic flow minimum 40 GPM @ 2250 PSI, and they must be mounted to an excavator that’s around 20 – 25 tons. If that doesn’t get you going we don’t know if anything will.
I wonder how fast you could destroy a car with one?
Hydraulic Excavator Mounts [TEI Rock Drills]