his SAE Standard applies to horizontal earthboring machines of the following types:
a. Auger Boring Machines
b. Rod Pushers
c. Rotary Rod Machines
d. Impact Machines
e. Directional Boring/Drilling Machines
The illustrations used are for classification and are not intended to resemble a particular machine. Only basic working dimensions are given. They may be supplemented by the machine manufacturer. This document is based on existing commercial horizontal earthboring machines.
This document does not apply to specialized mining machinery in SAE J1116, conveyors, tunnel boring machines, pipe jacking systems, and microtunnelers.
Purpose—The purpose of this document is to encourage common terminology of machine types, component names, and definitions of working specifications for horizontal earthboring machines.
Rationale—This document has been reaffirmed to comply with the SAE 5-Year Review policy.