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After 35 working days of excavation, Ohio contractor Turn Key Tunneling Inc. had reason to celebrate. Their trenchless crossing beneath Interstate Highway 265 in Louisville, KY, had just been completed at an unprecedented bore length of 352 feet.

W. Keith McCully, P.E.

Many Floridians and other Americans may take for granted the lagoons that contribute to the nation’s ecosystems.

When Sempra Energy’s Pipelines and Storage business unit needed to install a new pipeline from Sempra LNG’s new Cameron LNG receipt terminal to existing interstate pipelines north of the LNG facility, they were well aware that the project presented special challenges.

A new global horizontal directional drill (HDD) undersea crossing record has been set in terms of pipe diameter, pipe weight and length of crossing in Saudi Arabia.

The new DirectBore I – 13” rock bit is designed with the big drills in mind.

IronPlanet, a leading online auction company for used construction and agricultural equipment, has announced that its European headquarters will be established in Dublin, Ireland.

The RT95 features a John Deere diesel engine that pumps out 99 gross hp.

The RT950 ride on trencher boasts a 99-hp Cummins engine with 5-hp bulge to increase performance and productivity of the tractor and attachments.

Bore-Tek currently operates three Ditch Witch horizontal directional drilling (HDD) models:
• JT4020 with 40,000 pounds of pullback, 5,000 foot pounds spindle torque and spindle speeds to 250 rpm;
• JT7020 which produces 70,000 pounds of pullback, 10,000 foot pounds of spindle torque and spindle speeds to 210 rpm;
• JT8020 that develops 80,000 pounds of pullback,10,000 foot pounds of torque and spindle speeds to 210 rpm.

Subsite tracking equipment and a variety of Ditch Witch downhole tools are used with all HDD systems.

Establishing any new business is a major decision, and once the company is in operation, guiding it to success means overcoming a variety of challenges and obstacles, many of them unexpected.

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