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Mud Mixing Systems: Equipment Spotlight
The new Vermeer R9x12T drilling fluid reclaimer features a pre-screen separation tank that filters out large cuttings of material. The unit design includes a one-level working deck and space to place a pallet of bentonite near the hopper. Popular industry features include MCM electric pumps, pump flanges with standard-size values, no-drill cones and clamps and diaphragm pressure gauges. 888.837.6337, vermeer.com
Mud Technology Intl.
Mud Technology’s 500 gpm mud recycler, the MCT-500, features a two-section tank with a capacity of 3,300 gallons, two high G-force linear shakers, and seven 5-inch cones. Units range from 80 to 2,000 gpm’s. All of Mud Technology’s units can be customized to suite your needs. Sales and rentals also are available. 903.675.3240, mud-tech.com
The Performix SL300 Mixer is a complete, self-contained 300-gallon mixing solution ready to bolt to your truck or trailer. Key features include a Kohler Command CS Pro 6-hp engine; a 170-gpm pump designed to turn tank over in less than two minutes; a six-gallon fuel tank for extended run time between refueling; large capacity hopper with pivoting lid that doubles as a bag rest; high speed jet effectively shears the bentonite plates for high yield; three tank guns intensify tank roll for rapid shearing and yielding; and two-inch suction and discharge ports with ball valves. 800.654.3484, straightlinehdd.com
With its innovative line of fluid mixing systems, the Ditch Witch organization set the standards for efficiency in the horizontal directional drilling industry. The latest addition to this family is the FM25, a reliable, low-maintenance drilling fluid mixing system that makes short work of the mixing process. 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.com