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It’s really only been a little over 20 years since horizontal directional drilling effectively became mainstream for all rig sizes. In that time, the technology has progressed from a unique method for installing large diameter steel pipes under streams and rivers, to a procedure that can now shoot a tiny conduit from street curb to home.

The Griffin Electric Wellpoint Pump, model 6WPRE, features fully automatic, dry priming and dry running, self-contained, portable dewatering pump.

Leica PowerDigger 3D expands on the unique PowerSnap concept, which provides total flexibility and interchangeability of machine control products and of machines such as excavators, dozers and graders.

The 324 compact excavator is a conventional tail swing unit in the 1.5-ton operating class. Its boom cylinder is attached to the top of the boom instead of the bottom, giving it more protection from damage while digging.

SaniTite HP pipe, manufactured by Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS), now meets the requirements for ASTM Standards F2736 and F2764.

The HL770-9 wheel loader features an all new load sensing hydraulic system with more efficient variable volume pump technology, fully automatic power shift transmission with variable shift control, multi-stage clutch cut-off and integrated payload system.

The EW230C wheeled excavator is built around a new, more robust platform, which is designed to ensure the stability needed to manage bigger loads, for heavy lifting applications, such as laying big pipe for drainage projects, or hard digging.

The new DL420 articulated wheel loader boasts a larger, more powerful diesel engine than the model DL400, which it replaces.

Check out the Equipment Selection Guide to see specs for each manufacturer's products, from auger boring to wheel loaders and more.

Electrical cable for power distribution systems has been placed underground for decades. In fact, it would be unusual today to even consider installing aerial power or communications cable in a new residential development, office park, government or institutional campus.