In August of 2023 the Michael Byrne Mfg. D72-1.5M Auger Boring machine was called into action on the California Coast to alleviate HWY 1 washouts from the spring season storms. Pacific Boring, located in Caruthers, California, was awarded the bid for this emergency job in Santa Barbara County. The job required 140 ft. of 60″ casing be installed at a negative 15% slope through challenging ground conditions.
Diesel Progress magazine contributor Meredith Pierick was on site to observe the “Secret Weapon” being utilized to perform this difficult installation. See the article that appeared in the Diesel Progress November/December 2023 issue: Diesel Progress November / December 2023 | Powered by Pocketmags