HDD Rigs: Equipment Spotlight

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

Astec Underground
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The Astec EarthPro Series DD3238 provides 32,000 pounds of thrust/pullback force with the capability of up to 3,800 foot-pounds of rotary torque. The maximum rotary speed can reach up to 225 rpm. The drill weighs 20,000 pounds and is 247 inches long by 89 inches wide. The DD3238 is powered by a 125-hp John Deere turbocharged diesel engine. It also has an onboard FMC mud pump that can pump up to 47 gpm at up to 1,500 psi. The floating carriage is capable of two speeds, including a 120 ft/min fast mode for adding and removing rods. The DD3238 uses 10-foot drill stem and can carry up to 500 feet of pipe. The powered pipe greaser and state-of-the-art rod loader are standard features, as are the floating open-top vise wrenches. 800.527.6020, astecunderground.com

Barbco’s Maxi Rig is a track mounted 500,000-pound push/pull directional drill with an onboard Driller/Surveyor cab. Barbco offers directional drills in 60,000, 100,000, 120,000, 250,000, 500,000 and 750,000 pounds push/pull on tracks. Maxi rigs are also available on a trailer up to one million pounds. Barbco also will customize directional drills to suite your needs. 800.448.8934, barbco.com