Ditch Witch

Rock tools from Doosan, Vermeer, Melfred Borzall, INROCK, American Augers, Sharewell, Kennametal, Caterpillar, Ditch Witch, Ballantine, Underground Tools Inc., Bor-It Mfg., Kenco and Barbco.

Parker-Stockstill Construction, Elm City, NC, has carved out a solid niche installing natural gas transmission and distribution lines in central and eastern North Carolina.

Excavators from John Deere, Hitachi, Volvo, Case, Caterpillar, New Holland Construction, Bobcat, Kobelco, Ditch Witch, Kubota, Doosan and Komatsu America.

Mud mixing systems from KEMTRON, TT Technologies, Triflo Intl., American Augers, Ditch Witch, Vermeer and Mud Technology Intl.

Downhole tools from Ballantine, Vermeer, American Augers, Armadrillco, Melfred Borzall, INROCK, Railhead Underground Products, Sharewell, HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, Ditch Witch and Drillhead Directional.

Rubber tire trenchers from Astec Underground, Vermeer, Ditch Witch and Mid America Trenchers.

Astec Underground

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In the early 1990s when compact horizontal directional drill (HDD) models began to appear on utility job sites, project owners often expressed amazement when a drill operator brought the drill head to the surface at or near the projected target.

Walkover and wireline locators from Digital Control Inc., Radiodetection/SPX Corp., Ditch Witch, Underground Tools Inc., Sharewell, INROCK and Horizontal Technology.

Challenging underground projects attract interest -- contractors who complete difficult jobs like to talk about them and manufacturers of equipment used are quick to tout the capabilities of their products.

The new Ditch Witch FX25 vacuum excavation system is the direct result of customer requests for a low-cost, low-maintenance vacuum system that can perform a wide range of cleanup and soft excavation tasks.

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