Equipment Spotlight: Downhole Directional Drilling Tools

March 2014, Vol. 69 No. 3
Armadrillco’s downhole tools

Downhole directional drilling tools by Armadrillco, HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, Railhead Underground Products, INROCK, Ditch Witch, Vermeer, American Augers, Radius HDD Direct, Melfred Borzall, Sharewell HDD Services, Horizontal Technology, Ballantine, Hunting Trenchless and Straightline.


With Armadrillco’s versatile and secure downhole tools, your drilling results will only get better while offering the maximum protection from losses downhole. Get the most from your money with the versatility Armadrillco offers – use one of three different style cutters on the same drilling platform. Choose from flat blades, bullet tooth bits, roller cone bits, high flow transmitter housings, drillheads, thread-on bits and thread-on bit adaptors. 800.994.0915,

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment
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HammerHead’s ROUGHNECK R400 Pneumatic Rock Hammer system includes the R400 air hammer, 5.25-inch straight and offset bits, patent-pending pullback kit, control station/oiler, drill conversion kit and universal HD high-flow rock drill housing. Designed to drill at rates up to 150 feet per hour while providing enhanced steering performance, the R400 allows a directional drill to work in multiple rock conditions without changing out the housing. 800.331.6653,

Railhead Underground Products
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The IncrediPull 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. Simply remove the center tooth, install the puller, hook up and go. 817.594.6663,

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INROCK’S new patent pending XTR-S Extreme Reamer features a proprietary, field interchangeable cutter design allowing drillers to easily change cutters – both tungsten carbide insert (TCI) and milled tooth (MT) – on a job site in minutes, without any welding. XTR-S cutters (TCI, MT) are manufactured by INROCK. XTR-S removes all costs associated with old, welded design split bit reamers, such as freight to a weld repair facility, weld repair time and cost or new body costs with each split bit reamer purchase and the need to actually have two reamers of the same type to avoid costly downtime. 713.690.5600,

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.