HDD Rigs: Equipment Spotlight

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

Ditch Witch
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The JT5 compact horizontal directional drilling is designed specifically for shallow installations of cable, fiber and water systems up to 150 feet in length beneath roads, driveways, sidewalks, sensitive landscaping and other surface obstacles. With only 35.9 inches wide and 120 inches long, the machine can access and work in back yards and other small areas. Key features include dual anchors; 5,000 pounds of pullback; rack-and-pinion thrust drive; patented vise wrenches for centering pipe during make-up; electrically-operated pipe lubrication system; on-board drilling fluid system develops maximum pressure of 750 psi with maximum flow rate of 5 gpm; and operator’s station with stationary seat provides excellent visibility, easy to identify and reach controls, automatic fluid shut-off control and remote tracker display. Specially designed drill pipe joints are 59 inches long and have a bend radius of up to 70 feet, enabling pilot bores to be leveled at shallow depths. A JT5 package is available that includes a drill unit, fluid mixing system and trailer. 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.com

Vermeer
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The D36x50 Series II NAVIGATOR HDD offers 10 foot and 15 foot rack options. With the highest power-to-size ratio in its class and a rack and pinion design, the D36x50 Series II is built to perform a wide range of medium-diameter, mid-to-long-distance utility installations. Powered by a John Deere diesel 4045 Tier II turbocharged engine, the D36x50 Series II provides 5000 foot-pounds of torque to turn cutting tools in difficult ground conditions and with larger backreamers. The high torque, combined with a 50 gpm variable flow onboard mud pump and 36,000 pounds of pullback force, provides the capability of performing a wide range of bores. An optional 70-gpm variable flow onboard mud pump is also available. Carrying 600 feet of one-piece FIRESTICK II drill stem in 15-foot lengths, or 500 feet of one-piece FIRESTICK II drill stem in 10-foot lengths, this horizontal directional boring machine also provides a state-of-the-art operator's station ergonomically designed for comfort and efficiency. 888.837.6337, vermeer.com