Ditch Witch

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.

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.

Skid steer loaders, mini skid steers and attachments from Volvo, Case, New Holland Construction, Bobcat, Caterpillar, John Deere, Vermeer, Ditch Witch and McLaughlin.

Volvo CE

Vacuum excavation equipment from Vacmasters, McLaughlin, Vac-Tron Equipment,Super Products, AmeriVac Group, GapVax, Ditch Witch, Vactor and Pacific Tek.

Products from MALA GeoScience, Sensors & Software, Heath Consultants, Sensit Technologies, Radiodetection, Pipehorn Utility, McLaughlin, Vivax-Metrotech, SubSurface Instruments, Ditch Witch and Schonstedt Instrument.

Ditch Witch has released its new 2450GR Ground Penetrating Radar system, a state-of-the-art radar designed to help subsurface utility engineers locate and detect utilities, including electric, water, sewer, gas conduit and piping, and communications cable.

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