Downhole tools

The RockReamer is a versatile, cost effective hole opener for HDD – cutting downtime as easily as it cuts rock.

Ballantine offers a complete line of backreamers for nearly all ground conditions.

The T-Rex and the Diamond Cutter reamers are designed to help HDD operators efficiently pull product through tough ground conditions.

The Fly Cutter is recommended for use during directional drilling operations in clay and sand soil conditions.

The new DirectBore I – 13” rock bit is designed with the big drills in mind.

The HammerHead TriHawk I drill bit is an aggressive horizontal directional drilling cutting tool for drilling in soft rock conditions up to 8,000 psi.

The Ogre stacked plate reamer is made for hard soil conditions including shale, sandstone, caliches and cobbles.

Bore-Tek currently operates three Ditch Witch horizontal directional drilling (HDD) models:
• JT4020 with 40,000 pounds of pullback, 5,000 foot pounds spindle torque and spindle speeds to 250 rpm;
• JT7020 which produces 70,000 pounds of pullback, 10,000 foot pounds of spindle torque and spindle speeds to 210 rpm;
• JT8020 that develops 80,000 pounds of pullback,10,000 foot pounds of torque and spindle speeds to 210 rpm.

Subsite tracking equipment and a variety of Ditch Witch downhole tools are used with all HDD systems.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In 1948, young inventor and entrepreneur Gary Vermeer founded a new company in a one room cement block building to produce a hoist device for lifting grain wagon boxes to make them easier to empty.

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