Boring mach., guidance systems

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

When he took the telephone call, Jim Lee was busy preparing to leave town.

He was at home in the Jackson, MS, suburb of Brandon and would leave the next day for an extended trip that would take him to auger boring job sites in New York, Wisconsin and Canada. Such a schedule is routine for Lee, a field service technician for American Augers.

RIDGID introduces the RIDGID CrossChek Inspection System which allows a visual inspection of a bore slot before installing a new utility to help reduce the likelihood of cross bores.

Auger boring equipment from McLaughlin Group, American Augers, ICON Tunnel Systems/Bohrtec, Akkerman, Bor-It Mfg., The Robbins Company and Barbco.

Kirk Lewis knows a thing or two about horizontal auger boring. Lewis, vice president and co-founder of L&L Utilities, based in East Dublin, GA, was first exposed to this century-old trenchless installation method at a young age while working with his father at their family-owned contracting business.

ZED Tunnel Guidance, located in London, U.K., specializes in development and manufacture of advanced guidance systems for Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs).

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

When Vermeer introduced the AXIS guided boring system earlier this year, it was presented as a new guided boring system capable of achieving pinpoint, on grade accuracy that eliminates many of the difficult procedures required by other underground installation methods.

Akkerman Inc. has released a new combination Jetting and Lubrication Pump for its Guided Boring Machine (GBM) system.

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