Fencing Drills – The Hydraulic Rotary Unit

Many companies today drill far into the earth. For example, to find water, oil, or gas, it often takes extensive excavation and resources. This requires specialized drilling equipment. In some areas of the world, fence building is easy and doesn’t require drilling. However, when your work takes you to rocky ground and remote areas, fences are a real challenge for the most experienced contractors. In fact, you may have to drill through extremely difficult terrain, and this requires heavy-duty fencing drills like hydraulic rotary rigs. Let’s check out some of the good things these drilling rigs have to offer.

What is Rotary Drilling?

Rotary drilling is perhaps the oldest method of boring into ground. Over 5,000 year ago the ancient Chinese used rotating drills to make holes. Little changed with this drilling method and eventually, beasts of burdens walked in circles turning large rotary drill rigs. Over time, steam, diesel, and gasoline powered motors drove rotary drills far into the earth.

Hydraulic Rotary Drilling

A hydraulic drifter has a rotating mechanism which moves down a chain drive as it rotates. Hydraulic power turns the drill and operates the feed. These fencing drills are effective for boring into rock and many hard terrains. Drilling creates a great deal of friction, and for difficult drilling, some rigs send down water or other fluids to help lubricate the drilling process. This makes drilling easier and keeps the drill from overheating.


Some companies prefer the benefits of percussion-rotary drilling. This gives you the advantages of both rotary and percussion fencing drills. It lets you cut and grind at the same time and is very effective. With percussion features, you can drill through some of the hardest ground, and this is important for rocky terrains and mountainous areas.

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