HDD Rigs: Vermeer, TT Technologies, Ditch Witch and more

September 2009 Vol. 64 No. 9

American Augers
The DD-6 self-contained horizontal directional drilling system provides 60,000 pounds of maximum thrust/pullback power, and 10,000 foot-pounds of maximum rotary torque. The unit is equipped with a four drive, rack and pinion carriage system with adjustable force limiter, 2-inch fluid course for increased down hole hydraulic power, and rig mounted crane with a lifting rate of 6,000 pounds. The DD-6 operates with C-6.6 Caterpillar diesel Tier III engine, and is rated at 174 hp. Design features include: Pipe Hog open-top wrench, self-propelled rubber tracks and 315 feet of working drill pipe capability. Mid-Size Horizontal Directional Drills branded with the Astec name, but designed, manufactured, and made available by America Augers 800.324.4930, www.americanaugers.com

Introducing the all new Barbco Maxi Rig. This is a track mounted 500,000 pound push/pull directional drill with an onboard Driller/Surveyor cab. Barbco now offers directional drills in 60,000, 100,000, 120,000, 250,000, 500,000, and 750,000 pound 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, www.barbco.com

Universal HDD
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 64 hp Duetz air cooled Tier II Diesel Engine, 10,000 pounds of thrust/pullback and a true 1,500 foot/pounds of rotation torque produced from the exclusive Rineer Vane Pump Rotation Motor. The UNI 10x15 will make those difficult hard road crossings while utilizing the Kerr 20 gpm mud pump. 847.955.0050, www.unihdd.com