Equipment Spotlight: Downhole Directional Drilling Tools

March 2011, Vol. 66 No. 3

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment
Whether you’re drilling in rock, overburdened cobble or compacted soil, there’s a TriHawk drill head to meet your needs. TriHawk drill heads are made of the highest 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 is the toughest tooling connection in the industry. This modular design 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. The boltless modular design of the square drive spline allows for interchangeable bits. 800.331.6653, www.hammerheadtrenchless.com

Vermeer
The new 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, www.vermeer.com

Ballantine
Ballantine offers a complete line of backreamers for nearly all ground conditions. Fluted reamers, wing style reamers, mixers and packers are available, as well as crossover adapters to fit most machines. Ballantine’s backreamers are manufactured from high quality raw materials using state-of-the-art equipment and processes. The company finishes with the most rigorous inspection and quality control in the industry. 763.427.3959, www.ballantineinc.com