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America West’s truck-mounted power pole drill is a much preferred and cost-effective method for drilling large diameter power pole holes. The combination of our Missile LXQ down the hole hammer and our efficient bit design makes this the ideal package for drilling large diameter holes suited to the Utility industry.

Available hole sizes: 12”, 14”, 18”, 20”, 22”, and 24”

  • Air Consumption - 804 scfm at 100 psi and 1028 scfm at 125 psi.
  • Oil/Lubrication - 2 Pints per 100 cfm per hour / measured up to 1000 cfm.
  • Rotation Speed/Torque on Head - 10 to 20 RPM.
  • Drilling Depth - 84" Standard; custom extension rods available for other depths.

Features & Benefits

Pole sockets can be drilled in hard rock efficiently.
Rapid creation of multiple utility pole holes.
Adapts to many common digger derrick platforms.
Uniue air cushion provides feed force and dampens vibration.
Floating air cushion allows a full 5 inches of feed.
Pin connections allow easy service and disassembly.
Extremely cost effective.

Utility Power Pole Drill
Utility Power Pole Drill
Utility Power Pole Drill

Technical Specifications

DescriptionOuter DiameterOverall LengthMinimum Hole SizeMaximum Hole SizeOverall Weight
Percussive pole drill with air swivel and 2 5/8" hex drive11.21"118'12.25'24"2243 lbs.
16.75" accelerator shroud for hole diameters greater than 17.25"16.75"73.23"17.25"24"1080 lbs.
20" accelerator shroud for hole diameters greater than 20.50"20"73.23"20.5"24"1790 lbs.
22" accelerator shroud for hole diameters greater than 22.50"22"73.23"22.5"24"2337 lbs.
Extension rod 72"9.92"82.12"1051 lbs.
Air control, lubricator, and liquid injection support module580 lbs.

Sustainability kit QL 120 hammer – Valve Assembly, O-Ring Check Valve, Bearing Retaining Ring, and O-Rings

Air Consumption Chart

Power Pole Drill Set

Power Pole Drill Set – Component Parts

Item #DescriptionQuantity
1Swivel and Shock Absorber1
2-1Locking Pin2
2-2Locking Bolt4
312" Hammer with QL120 Shank1
422" Bit for QL120 Shank1
4-1QL120 Foot Valve1
Utility Power Pole Drill
Air Swivel with Cushion Device

Air Swivel with Cushion Device – Component Part

Item #DescriptionQuantity
2V-Packing Bushing 01 (1 ea)2
3V-Packing (3 ea)4
4V-Packing Bushing 02 (1 ea)2
5V-Packing Bushing 03 (1 ea)1
6V-Packing Bushing 041
7Snap Ring1
9Oil Seal1
10Oil Seal1
11Flange 011
12Flange 021
13Hexagon Head Bolt (12 ea)2
14Cushion Device1
15Locking Pin2
16Locking Bolt4
17Cushion Packing (urethane)1
18API 6 5/8" REG Female Joint1

RS-12 / Single Speed – Specifications – Total Unit Weight = 546 lbs.



  • Universal Mounting Plate for Skid-Skeer
  • Long Reach Universal Mount for Skid-Skeer
  • TruLink Class 1 4″ Monitor
  • TruLink Class 1 8″ Monitor
  • Link Arm 45mm
  • Pin Assembly 45mm

Hydraulic Motor Information

Displacement23.9 cu/in
Motor TypeSingle Speed Bi-Directional
Motor Output Shaft1 1/2" Spline 17T
Motor MountSAE - C 4 Bolt
Motor Ports1 1/16" 12 O-Ring
Cross-Over Pressure ReliefSet @ 3100 psi

Planetary Gearbox Information

Gearbox TypePlanetary Two Stage
Reduction Ratio17.39:1
Output Shaft2 1/2" Hex
Oil Capacity1.7 Gallons
Oil TypeSAE 80W90 GL-5
Shaft Pull Out (lbs.)22,500 lbs.

NOTE: Revolution Drive units are not recommended for DTH and will not be covered under warranty for damage due to down-the-hole drilling.

Reference Torque Chart

Pressure (psi)Torque (ft/lbs)

Reference Speed Chart

Flow (gpm)Speed (rpm)

Easy to remove cap
No moving parts
No pumps
No wiring
Venturi style
Infinite flow control with needle valve
Manifold can be removed from tank and mounted remotely
Sight glass
Pressure vessel (A.S.M.E. Code Stamped)
2″ or 3″ manifold
Fill while you drill
Fits any drill rig

Maximum Operating Pressure:

7 and 12 gallon – 600 psi

17 and 33 gallon – 1,000 psi


7 gallon – 600 psi

12 gallon – 600 psi

17 gallon – 1,000 psi

33 gallon – 1,000 psi

Manifold needs to be mounted at lubricator bracket level or lower.

Pneumatic Oiler (Automatic)

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