Directional drilling rigs, large

Vermeer will introduce a new 240,000-plus pound pullback horizontal directional drill (HDD) at the 2013 ICUEE show in Louisville, KY. The D220x300 Navigator is projected to be available during the first quarter of 2014.

The new Ditch Witch JT25 is an exceptionally powerful and productive horizontal directional drill designed specifically for the utility contractor.

TT Technologies is now offering the latest line of Prime Drilling HDD drill rigs ranging in size from 72,000 pounds through 135,000 pounds of pullback.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) as it relates to utility construction usually is dated from the late 1980s when the first compact drill units became commercially available.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A huge auger boring machine -- said to be the world’s largest -- has been busy in Western Canada on projects with a variety of conditions.

HDD rigs from TT Technologies, Barbco, American Augers, Vermeer, Astec Underground and Ditch Witch.

For more than 12 years, HDD Broker Inc. has been bringing together sellers and buyers of used horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment.

Manufacturers of construction equipment today are committed to “good” ergonomics, and they actively promote ergonomic features of their products in sales and advertising efforts.

HDD rigs from American Augers, TT Technologies, Vermeer, Ditch Witch, Astec Underground and Barbco.

Ideal for large diameter and long reach pipeline crossings or utility construction projects, the American Augers DD-625 drill rig provides 625,000 pounds of thrust/pullback power and 80,000 foot-pounds of maximum rotary torque.

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