HDD Rigs: Equipment Spotlight

September 2013, Vol. 68 No. 9

Barbco
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Barbco’s BD60-15SC directional drill is powered by a 335 hp Caterpillar diesel engine. The BD60-15SC produces 60,000 pounds of thrust or pullback and rotation of 11,600 foot-pounds of torque simultaneously. The Barbco design offers an automatic rod loader with 180 feet capacity and hydraulic crane, auger stake downs, rear stabilizer blade, protected rack and pinion system, a large engine compartment and an enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning. The BD60-15SC electrical system is made up of modular wiring harnesses and the hydraulic system is equipped with diagnostic ports and hose identification tags. 800.448.8934, barbco.com

American Augers
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The DD-155T is American Augers’ newest mid-size rig. A low noise design, incredible torque and unique drilling angles are available with multi-functional options. The rig produces 155,000 pounds of thrust/pullback and 30,000 foot-pounds of maximum rotary torque. The DD-155T comes with a rod loader with 20 feet of drill pipe, and offers 12 to 22 degrees of drilling angle. American Augers offers an optional knuckleboom crane and bolt-on rubber tracks to prevent damage to roads, sidewalks or anywhere there is sensitive ground conditions. Advanced Quiet Pak technology with variable cooling is standard. 800.324.4930, americanaugers.com

Universal HDD
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The UNI 10x15 is the most compact powerful drill in its class. Walk it through a 36-inch gate into rear easement or set it up for a tight road crossing. The rig has a 66-hp John Deere air cooled Tier III Diesel Engine, 10,000 pounds of thrust/pullback and a true 1,500 foot-pounds of rotation torque produced from the high performance rotation motor. The UNI 10x15 will make those difficult hard road crossings while utilizing the Kerr 20 GPM mud pump. 847.955.0050, unihdd.com