Acker - Hillbilly


Acker - Hillbilly


The HILLBILLY is a heavy-duty, skid-mounted core drill.  Time tested for several decades, the HILLBILLY will deep hole core in the most remote of places.

What separates the HILLBILLY? 

Heavy-duty skid-mounted core drill.​

Drill Head swivels 360 degrees.

Various options and configurations.

Power Unit –

Diesel (3) three cylinder engine, 12-volt electric starting.  48 HP @ 3000 rpm.

Drill Head - 

NX4-S hydraulic drill head with 30" [76 cm] spindle travel, hand chuck with AW rod chuck jaws and thread protector.  3-5/8" [9.22 cm] ID spindle bore.

RPM in Each Gear Range -

1st Gear - 201 RPM

2nd Gear - 416 RPM

3rd Gear - 761 RPM

4th Gear - 1,286 RPM

Transmission -

4-speed automotive type transmission with one speed in reverse.

Skid Frame -

Structural steel drag base with 16" [40.6 cm] slide base.​

Oil Cooler -

Full flow hydraulic oil filter.

Feed Pressure Control Valve (Manual)

Main Winch -

Planetary type wire drum hoist with 90 ft. [27.4 m] of 1/2" [1.27 cm] hoisting cable and safety swivel hook.​


Wireline Hoist -

Hydraulically powered, used for wireline core drilling. 750 ft. [228 m] of 3/16" [.48 cm] wireline cable and internal brake.

Ackermatic Hydraulic Chuck Assembly - 4" [10.1 cm]

4" [10.1 cm] handles all casings AW through NW, all rods a through H (jaws must be changed for each rod or casing size). 

Cathead -

Hydraulically powered cargo type hoist.

Twin Pole Vertical Hole Derrick - 

Suited for 10 ft. [3.04 m] pulls and shallow hole applications.  Designed for twin pole main leg and two (2) back legs for raising and bracing the derrick.  Assembly includes double sheave for 1" [2.54 cm] manila rope and 5/16" [.78 cm] cable.

Tachometer Kit - 

Electronic device to monitor RPM or drill rods.  

Trailer -

Includes ball or pintle type hitch and equipped with electric brakes and four (4) hand screw leveling jacks.

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