ONE FLEXIBLE, POWERFUL
TOOL; MANY APPLICATIONS

The AERA (articulated earth retention attachment) is an excavator-mounted drilling rig that will outperform other rigs on everything from wide open spaces to obstacles to slopes. Whether you need a long-stroke, single-pass machine, or a short-stroke rig to replace your conventional crawler, the AERA’s unsurpassed mast articulation, in-cab controls for comfort and endless customization options mean productivity and profits for the long haul.

Rotary Speed
up to 100 rpm
Stroke
up to 40 ft
Minimum Bench
8 to 12 ft

“We had a problem with our rig on its maiden voyage: We underestimated the production of the AERA 1440. We had to man up to keep up—this was a good problem to have.”

REACH UP, OUT, AROUND OR OVER

The AERA’s versatility can help you tackle a wide variety of profitable projects. Quick between holes and efficient over the hole, the AERA will make you raise your hand for jobs you’ve overlooked in the past.

most
customizable small diameter rig on the market

THE AERA PERFORMS WHEN YOU NEED IT TO

  • Micropiles
  • Tiebacks
  • Soil nails
  • Jet grouting 
  • Wick drains
  • Geothermal
  • Seismic retrofit 
  • Slope stabilization

AERA Small Bore Specifications

1008

Stroke
8 ft

Minimum bench
8 ft

Feed system
Cylinder
Crowd 6,600 lbs
Pullback 6,600 lbs

Mast scope
2 ft

Operating dimensions
Dim A / 17.9 ft
Dim B / 11.7 ft
Dim C / 210 degrees
Dim D / 95 degrees
Dim E / 7.2 ft

Transportation specs1
Height 10.5 ft
Length 23.7 ft
Width 8.5 ft
Weight 35,000 lbs

Excavator class
Weight 20,000 lbs
Power 80 HP

1420

Stroke
20 ft

Minimum bench
11 ft

Feed system
Motor
Crowd 12,000 lbs
Pullback 12,000 lbs

Mast scope
4 ft

Operating dimensions
Dim A / 31.3 ft
Dim B / 12.5 ft
Dim C / 210 degrees
Dim D / 95 degrees
Dim E / 9.1 ft

Transportation specs1
Height 11.5 ft
Length 35.5 ft
Width 8.5 ft
Weight 58,000 lbs

Excavator class
Weight 30,000 lbs
Power 125 HP

1430

Stroke
30 ft

Minimum bench
11 ft

Feed system
Motor
Crowd 12,000 lbs
Pullback 12,000 lbs

Mast scope
4 ft

Operating dimensions
Dim A / 41.3 ft
Dim B / 12.5 ft
Dim C / 210 degrees
Dim D / 95 degrees
Dim E / 9.1 ft

Transportation specs1
Height 11.5 ft
Length 45.5 ft
Width 10.5 ft
Weight 62,000 lbs

Excavator class
Weight 40,000 lbs
Power 140 HP

1440

Stroke
40 ft

Minimum bench
12 ft

Feed system
Motor
Crowd 12,000 lbs
Pullback 12,000 lbs

Mast scope
4 ft

Operating dimensions
Dim A / 51.3 ft
Dim B / 13.2 ft
Dim C / 210 degrees
Dim D / 95 degrees
Dim E / 9.1 ft

Transportation specs1
Height 11.5 ft
Length 55.5 ft
Width 11.1 ft
Weight 66,000 lbs

Excavator class
Weight 40,000 lbs
Power 150 HP

* Specifications may be limited by excavator engine power

1 Based on two-piece mast with upper section removed

AERA Small Bore Rotary Specifications

HS8

Torque (max)
8,000 ft-lbs

Pressure (max)
2,900 psi

Speed (max)
100 rpm

Weight
450 lbs

HS10

Torque (max)
10,000 ft-lbs

Pressure (max)
4,400 psi

Speed (max)
100 rpm

Weight
600 lbs

HS12

Torque (max)
12,000 ft-lbs

Pressure (max)
2,400 psi

Speed (max)
40 rpm

Weight
265 lbs

HS14

Torque (max)
14,000 ft-lbs

Pressure (max)
3,200 psi

Speed (max)
60 rpm

Weight
1,000 lbs

HS18

Torque (max)
18,000 ft-lbs

Pressure (max)
3,500 psi

Speed (max)
60 rpm

Weight
1,100 lbs

AERA Small Bore Specifications

1008

Stroke
8 ft

Minimum bench
8 ft

Feed system
Cylinder
Crowd 6,600 lbs
Pullback 6,600 lbs

Mast scope
2 ft

Operating dimensions
Dim A / 17.9 ft
Dim B / 11.7 ft
Dim C / 210 degrees
Dim D / 95 degrees
Dim E / 7.2 ft

Transportation specs1
Height 10.5 ft
Length 23.7 ft
Width 8.5 ft
Weight 35,000 lbs

Excavator class
Weight 20,000 lbs
Power 80 HP

1420

Stroke
20 ft

Minimum bench
11 ft

Feed system
Motor
Crowd 12,000 lbs
Pullback 12,000 lbs

Mast scope
4 ft

Operating dimensions
Dim A / 31.3 ft
Dim B / 12.5 ft
Dim C / 210 degrees
Dim D / 95 degrees
Dim E / 9.1 ft

Transportation specs1
Height 11.5 ft
Length 35.5 ft
Width 8.5 ft
Weight 58,000 lbs

Excavator class
Weight 30,000 lbs
Power 125 HP

1430

Stroke
30 ft

Minimum bench
11 ft

Feed system
Motor
Crowd 12,000 lbs
Pullback 12,000 lbs

Mast scope
4 ft

Operating dimensions
Dim A / 41.3 ft
Dim B / 12.5 ft
Dim C / 210 degrees
Dim D / 95 degrees
Dim E / 9.1 ft

Transportation specs1
Height 11.5 ft
Length 45.5 ft
Width 10.5 ft
Weight 62,000 lbs

Excavator class
Weight 40,000 lbs
Power 140 HP

1440

Stroke
40 ft

Minimum bench
12 ft

Feed system
Motor
Crowd 12,000 lbs
Pullback 12,000 lbs

Mast scope
4 ft

Operating dimensions
Dim A / 51.3 ft
Dim B / 13.2 ft
Dim C / 210 degrees
Dim D / 95 degrees
Dim E / 9.1 ft

Transportation specs1
Height 11.5 ft
Length 55.5 ft
Width 11.1 ft
Weight 66,000 lbs

Excavator class
Weight 40,000 lbs
Power 150 HP

* Specifications may be limited by excavator engine power

1 Based on two-piece mast with upper section removed

AERA Small Bore Rotary Specifications

HS8

Torque (max)
8,000 ft-lbs

Pressure (max)
2,900 psi

Speed (max)
100 rpm

Weight
450 lbs

HS10

Torque (max)
10,000 ft-lbs

Pressure (max)
4,400 psi

Speed (max)
100 rpm

Weight
600 lbs

HS12

Torque (max)
12,000 ft-lbs

Pressure (max)
2,400 psi

Speed (max)
40 rpm

Weight
265 lbs

HS14

Torque (max)
14,000 ft-lbs

Pressure (max)
3,200 psi

Speed (max)
60 rpm

Weight
1,000 lbs

HS18

Torque (max)
18,000 ft-lbs

Pressure (max)
3,500 psi

Speed (max)
60 rpm

Weight
1,100 lbs

AERA Upgrades

Ask us about the following upgrades to your AERA:

Choose from Bay Shore’s line of rotary heads or a third-party rotary percussion head, or a double-head configuration
Add a rotary off hole slide or rotary off axis swing to make tool installation a breeze
Easily handle tooling with a powerful service winch
Select from a wide range of clamps, including blocking, breakout and pullback clamps
Sends accurate read-outs to the cab so you can be sure you’ll always produce the appropriate hole
Modify the boom on your existing excavator to maximize the size of AERA; add a custom boom to drill to the off-operator side or enhance flexibility with a telescoping boom
Flush or control dust from tooling
Add a hydraulic chuck for jet grouting
Add a rod changer to increase the depth capacity
Independent, full mast lower and upper rotary feed control