July 22, 2019 – SAVANNAH, GA - CZM Foundation Equipment recently introduced an Ultra Short Mast option to their popular EK160. CZM has been manufacturing foundation drill rigs since 1976. In the early 2000’s, they started CZM USA, opening a factory in Savannah, Georgia.
This is the only machine of its class in the market that allows contractors to drill under 20ft overhead obstructions, up to a depth of 55ft and a diameter of 10ft. This makes it the ideal machine for drilling under transmission lines. With a torque of 167,350 ft.lbs, it can drill through very hard soil layers and rock.
The EK160USM is mounted on a Caterpillar 330F L Tier IV Final, with extendable crawlers for 360-degree stability. As is the case with all CZM machines, it comes with excellent after-sales support for parts and service. With an operation weight of 103,500 lbs and a transport weight of 83,000 lbs it is a very transport friendly piece of equipment. The machine is equipped with a self-erecting counterweight for easy set up and break down. In this system, by means of hydraulic cylinders installed in the back, the operator can pick up the counterweight from ground level and install it in place eliminating the need for a crane or forklift to set up the machine at the jobsite. This also reduces the operation cost and boosts contractors return on the investment.
Training and service support are provided by CZM and equipment is available for rental, direct sale, or rental/purchase options. CZM Foundation Equipment is headquartered in Savannah, GA and has an office in Saginaw, Texas, along with sales team members based in all regions of the US and Canada.For more information, contact:
December 7, 2018– SAVANNAH, GA – The ADSC Northeast Chapter held its annual meeting in November where the new Board of Directors was appointed. Joe Savarese, Piling Equipment Specialist for CZM Foundation Equipment was named a new board member. ADSC-IAFD appointed 11 new board members in total. For more information, contact: Barrett Rahn 912.200.7661 [email protected]
June 8, 2018 Drilling holes in the ground. That’s the name of the game. Knowledge of the various drilling methods–anchored earth retention, pile construction, drilled shaft foundations–etc. is paramount. Also, it is recommended that you have a sober operator behind your half million dollar piece of machinery. But none of this matters without the proper equipment. There’s plenty of job site issues that seem unavoidable–delays, change-orders, budget overruns, etc.–But we like to think you do have control over the choice of equipment you and your team made months, if not years, before you were even on this job. What makes a great drilling rig? The size? Engine power? Torque? The ability to operate and maneuver in difficult conditions? Pile Buck believes a solid drilling rig encompasses all of these qualities (and more), but we’ve used these parameters to narrow down our favorite rigs on the market today. Here are Pile Buck’s choices for the top foundation drilling rigs on the market today, in no particular order…
EK160 (CZM Foundation Equipment)
The EK160 is engineered in response to customer demands for a machine with the power of a larger model and the ease of greater mobility- it can be transported in one load. It is available in standard and short masts and has transport weights of 100,000lbs/91,000lbs with the Kelly bar. Built on a CAT 330F base with an installed 242 horsepower, the EK160 delivers an impressive maximum effective torque force of 151,100lbs. It has all set up functions inside the cabin and it can be drilling minutes after unloading from the truck. It also has automatic operator assistance features, like mast auto level, return to center, high spin off, auto gear shifting for rotary and main winch, drill lock and telematics. This machine has excellent stability due to hydraulic extendable crawlers, additional counterweight and a mast manufactured in “Weldox” steel (light weight – high yield strength) and has a max drilling diameter of 11ft.
Standard Chassis: CAT330F L (Tier IV)
Application: Kelly Bar
Installed Power: 242 hp
Maximum Nominal Torque: 134,300 lbf.ft
Main Winch Nominal Pull Line: 41,000 lbf
Crowd Force: 44,200 lbf
Maximum Depth: 120 ft
Maximum Diameter: 10 ft
Minimum Transport Weight: 91,000 lb
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