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HDD Rigs: Equipment Spotlight
HDD rigs from TT Technologies, Barbco, American Augers, Vermeer, Astec Underground and Ditch Witch.
The compact design of the Grundodrill 4X makes it an ideal choice for residential service and "last mile" operations. The drill offers 9,800 pounds of thrust and pullback and 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
Barboc introduces their new compact directional drill line. These high performance drills are built heavy to withstand the toughest shots. They deliver the most horsepower in their class with simple operator-friendly controls. Key features include a climate controlled cab, an automatic rod loader, large fluid pumps, auto steer and auto ream drilling cycles and more. 800.448.8934, barbco.com
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
Loaded with many intelligent features on a compact frame, the D16x20 Series II is powered by a 65-hp Kubota diesel Tier 4i engine, giving you 2,000 foot-pounds of rotational torque and 16,000 pounds of thrust/pullback. The onboard pump provides high flow in large-diameter bores for more efficient backreaming. 888.837.6337, vermeer.com