Use the new JCB Polemaster+’s Rotaclaw attachment to lift utility poles easily. Then transport up to two poles on the specially designed backhoe loader outriggers. While the poles are held in place, you can fit any pole furniture that’s required.
Once in position, you can use the Polemaster+’s Rotaclaw bucket to dig out an existing pole. You can then place it safely on the ground with the Rotaclaw.
Using the Rotaclaw to hold a 450mm diameter flight and a 10,000Nm torque auger, you can prepare a new hole with ease. You can then place the auger on the floor without moving your backhoe.
Next, pick up a new pole from the outriggers. Rotaclaw’s variable geometry allows you to pick up poles of up to 15m in length without causing damage. However, there’s still ample pressure to safely move the pole.
Finally, manoeuvre the pole; with over 93° of rotation, and 180° slew, you can move a pole into any position. Control is very precise so there’s a reduced risk of hitting obstacles.
After a pole is planted, use the handheld tool circuit to power things like tampers to complete a job. Based on the JCB 4CX backhoe loader, the Polemaster+ can then drive straight to the next location, minimising ground damage.