Downhole Directional Drilling Tools: Equipment Spotlight

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

Ditch Witch
Ditch Witch bits are optimized not only for the soils they work in but also for the drills that drive them. Ditch Witch bits are tested in real work conditions and engineered to outperform and outlast any competitor's bit. And they're manufactured with the optimal amount and placement of carbide to maximize performance and value. The Glacier Bit's streamlined design, small nose and steep, large steering surface enable better pushing and steering in hard formations. Strategically placed carbides prolong the life of this bit and protect the leading edge of the housing. Will push smaller rocks aside or bore through larger rocks. 580.336.4402,

Drillhead Directional

QuiKone’s patented design maximizes down the hole time with fewer tripouts. Aggressive tungsten carbide buttons help increase the cutting rate. The patented extra heavy duty cast carbide wear system on the QuiKone reduces friction and increases stability. Options include 2 2/8- or 2 7/8-inch API regular pin; an 8-inch long body or 6-inch short body; and a choice of TCI or mill tooth cone. QuiKone rock bits can be custom built to your specifications, using API/IF box or pin connections. All single cone bits can be completely rebuilt, saving you money. 541.430.2765,