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B470 XP-2 - CFA


Casagrande’s new series of XP-2 hydraulic piling rigs are designed and built using the latest state-of the-art techniques. A range of machines engineered to satisfy the needs of the most demanding contractor with emphasis on performance, reliability and economy.

The Casagrande B470 XP-2 is a multifunction machine designed to drill boreholes, to insert and extract casings, to power a casing oscillator, for piling by the continuous flight auger method and ready for conversion in diaphragm wall equipment.

Due to the high torque of the rotary head of up to 470 kNm, the HD kelly bars and a powerful winch, the B470 XP-2 can rapidly drill deep and large piles in hard soils. The crowd winch will drive casings deep into the ground with extreme accuracy having a line pull of 660 kN and rotary head stroke of 26 m.

“Keep the operator happy in a comfortable working environment” is our formula for added productivity. The B470 XP-2 is designed to satisfy the severe European Union standards on safety and is manufactured to comply with the ISO 9001 requirements on quality.

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Technical Innovation


The Smart Power Management (SPM) is an intelligent engine power management system that improves performances and productivity of the machinery. The SPM system monitors the momentary power flows and immediately allocates the available power to the different jobs, so the operation function has always the maximum power available.


The new XP-2 series hydraulic and electronic systems can directly control the performance of the hydraulic pumps in order to achieve efficient, precise and rapid execution of all operations. The powerful diesel engine uses a highly efficient coupler to transmit the required power to the latest generation of hydraulic pumps, whilst ensuring reduced pollutant emissions and minimal fuel consumption. The hydraulic system layout, combined with specific chosen components has optimized efficiency leading to reduced load losses and fuel consumption.


The new superstructure has been designed with manual canopy openings for quick and easy access during inspections and maintenance. Optional Stairs, platforms and railings provide excellent and safe accessibility to the engines, hydraulic and electronic systems and winches for inspection and maintenance. Optional cameras and display monitors give the operator full visibility of the winches, the sides and rear of the machine. 


The XP-2 control system offers a number of advantages for the operator including: monitoring of all working functions and parameters, diagnostics of the working systems to ensure constant monitoring of the sensor and component status, easy conversion to any drilling arrangement using the control system: there is no need for manual intervention when changing drilling settings, customization of the working parameters, remote rig assistance, diagnostics, monitoring of the working parameters.

Technical Data

Max depth C.F.A.40 m131 ft
Max diameter C.F.A.1500 mm59 in
Engine power450 kW603 HP
Width of crawler5200 mm17 ft
Shoes width1000 mm39 in
Line pull530 kN119,150 lbf
Line pull160 kN35,970 lbf
Extraction force400 kN90,000 lbf
Crowd force250 kN56,200 lbf
Stroke7000 mm23 ft
Extraction force660 kN148,400 lbf
Crowd force660 kN148,400 lbf
Stroke26000 mm85,3 ft
Torque470 kNm346,650 lbf·ft
Drilling speed50 rpm50 rpm
Weight in working condition167 t368,170 lbs

Standard Equipment

      • SPM control system – Smart Power Management
      • 12″ touch screen display for visualization and drilling parameter settings
      • Drilling depth measurement and automatic mast verticality control
      • Automatic idling mode with engine start/stop for fuel saving
      • Smart lowering and overload protection for main winch
      • Rotary shaking system for tool discharge
      • Crowd force control for pull down winch and crowd ram
      • CFA feed control
      • Hook on auxiliary line
      • Protective roof guard (FOPS compliant)
      • Air condition system
      • Cab side catwalk
      • Electric refueling pump
      • Undercarriage with H frame, removable tracks and 4 lifting cylinders

Optional Equipment


    • Lateral catwalks and handrails
    • Railings on upper structure
    • Water pre-heating system for starting engine at low temperatures
    • Automatic centralized greasing system
    • Radio remote control for rigging/derigging
    • Video unit with two cameras and one 7″ monitor to control winches and the rear of the machine
    • Automatic self alignement on drilling axis
    • Casagrande FleetMaster remote rig control and monitoring via internet
    • Transport kit according to required transport configuration


    • Rotary head extension to increase the drilling diameter
    • Mast extension for extended version
    • H50 hydraulic torque multiplier for driving casings Max. torque 575 kNm
    • Cardanic joint for rotary head
    • Double rotary head system VdW3015
    • Main controlled winch 360 kN nominal line pull
    • Main controlled winch 530 kN nominal line pull
    • Auxiliary free fall winch 165 kN nominal line pull
    • Load cell on auxiliary winch for line pull monitoring
    • Pull control and overload protection for pull-down winch
    • Arrangement for casing oscillator
    • Casing oscillator GCL 2000 SEB


    • Measurement and visualization of extraction force.
    • Rotating CFA cleaner hydraulically operated
    • Star CFA cleaner
    • CFA lower guide with hydraulic opening
    • Crowd winches for CFA. Max crowd force 2 x 55
    • Hydraulic vibrator for cages
    • Instrument for measuring, displaying and recording of drilling parameters. The instrument is complete with software for processing the data on a PC
    • Instrument for continuous extraction of CFA


Product Catalogue

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Photo Gallery

Some images of our B470 XP-2 in action

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