Downhole Directional Drilling Tools: Equipment Spotlight

March 2012, Vol. 67 No. 3
The Ballantine Hurricane Collar

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

Ballantine, known since 1959 as a manufacturer and marketer of ground engaging replacement wear parts for the trencher and horizontal directional drilling tool market announces the new Hurricane Collar. Ballantine has taken its market leading HDD collar and made it even better by adding small terminator teeth to the back side of the collar to protect the tool joint from rocks and debris during pull back. 763.427.3959,

The Armor Drilling System is a single HDD tooling system with multiple drilling options. The system features four distinct bits for use in specific ground conditions. The Gauntlet bit is designed for use in soft to medium rock, shale, hard pan and caliche ground conditions up to 10,000 psi with exceptional steering capabilities. Carbide buttons are strategically placed on the bit for optimum cutting, and carbide hard facing helps to enhance wear and performance characteristics. A replaceable three-tooth design delivers a consistent cutting structure for steering corrections and maximum drilling performance. 641.628.3141,

American Augers
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The V-ROCK by American Augers is the tooling to have when unmanageable ground conditions threaten the success of any jobsite project. Excellent for use is dirt, shale, sand, gravel, cobble and sandstone, the V-ROCK survives in limestone, glacial till and intermittent hard rock. Features include a perimeter flow to create a complete slurry; replaceable jets; carbide chip leading edges to extend the life of the tool; and an integrated pulling eye. 800.324.4930,

BJM pump

BJM pump
BJM Pump

The J-Series electric submersible pumps offer top performance and high quality for a very modest investment. The pumps are designed for long life and trouble free performance. The J-Series electric submersible pumps offer top performance and high quality for a very modest investment.