Downhole Directional Drilling Tools: Equipment Spotlight

March 2013, Vol. 68 No. 3
Hunting Trenchless drill pipe.

Vermeer
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The Armor Drilling System is now available for smaller horizontal directional drills ranging from 16,000-24,000 pounds of thrust/pullback. The Armor Drilling System features multiple bits and a patent-pending advanced bit mounting design utilizes a solid pin for bit retention and for ease in bit interchangeability and maintenance. The housing is constructed with dual water ports that deliver up to 70 gpm at 800 psi of mud flow to effectively carry cuttings out of the bore hole. The sonde lid is designed with a new roll pin retention feature and is built from heavy-duty materials to minimize distortion caused by flexing. 641.628.3141, vermeer.com

Railhead Underground Products
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The new IncrediPull from Railhead quickly attaches to the Railhead Incredibit or DirectBore rock bit for the direct pullback applications required by the FTTP projects. No cut away slots in the bit. No bolts or mechanical fasteners to worry about. In fact, this puller will fit the Railhead Incredibit or DirectBore you already own – no need to buy a new bit! Simply remove the center tooth, install the puller, hook up and go. 888.313.7455, railhead.com

Sharewell HDD Services
Sharewell’s heavy-duty LTX series of Lo-Torque Hole Opener is ideal for pipeline projects. The field replaceable cutters are available in IADC TCI type 5, 7 or 8 and in mill tooth style. Each body can open four different hole sizes, and the larger cutters have big sealed bearings for longer downhole life. With only the cutters contacting the formation, less torque is required to operate the tool. 281.288.2560, sharewellhdd.com

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment
TriHawk drill heads are made of high quality, heat-treated alloy steel and feature strategically placed carbide to help punch through the toughest conditions while reducing wear and enhancing tool life between rebuilds. The boltless modular design square-drive spline makes it simple to change out drill heads and can be easily adapted to use standard flat or blade bits. Teeth are positioned for high production and reduced machine vibration. Multiple cutting tooth styles can be configured for different types of rock. 800.331.6653, hammerheadtrenchless.com