HDD Rigs: Equipment Spotlight

September 2011, Vol. 66 No. 9
American Augers Directional Drill 1100 Rapid Setup (DD-1100RS)

HDD rigs from American Augers, TT Technologies, Vermeer, Ditch Witch, Astec Underground and Barbco.

American Augers
Directional Drill 1100 Rapid Setup (DD-1100RS) with optional rod-loader is the latest concept from American Augers. Maxi-Rig Rapid Setup is engineered to solve the issue of positioning large equipment quickly and easily. The American Augers Rapid Setup consists of very few steps: (1) positioning the front and rear foot; (2) positioning the rig at the jobsite; (3) lowering the arms to the rear foot; (4) moving the dolly; (5) disconnecting the tractor; (6) raising the rig; and (7) inserting pins at two different angles to complete the rapid setup. 800.324.4930, americanaugers.com

TT Technologies
The compact design of the Grundodrill 4X makes it an ideal choice for residential service and "last mile" operations. Designed for residential service, small diameter main installations, last mile operations and gas pipeline applications, the compact Grundodrill 4X offers 9,800 pounds of thrust and pullback. The drill features a dual hydrostatic pump system and a four-auger stake down system that provides greater stability. The Grundodrill 4X also comes with the exclusive Smart Vice system that performs vice cycling operations automatically. The 4X’s special steel track with bonded rubber pads offers excellent traction and durability while minimizing potential damage to concrete and turf. An integral braking system adds safety to every job. 800.533.2078, tttechnologies.com