Reamers & Hole Openers: Equipment Spotlight

September 2013, Vol. 68 No. 9
Atlas Copco Secoroc Hole Openers.

Reamers and hole openers from Atlas Copco, Century Products,
Horizontal Technology, Vermeer, Radius HDD Tools, INROCK, American Augers, Melfred Borzall, Railhead Underground Products and Sharewell HDD Services.

Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco Secoroc engineers combined hard rock cutting structures, shirt tail wear protection and leading-edge bearing and seal package technology to create “bit third” type reamers specifically designed for the HDD market. Atlas Copco Secoroc Hole Openers utilize these random cutting structure bit thirds, precisely positioned to assure equal load distribution, maximizing cutter count for hard rock applications. Atlas Copco Secoroc Hole Openers are available in diameters from 10 to 60 inches. 800.732.6762,

Century Products

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Century Products offers a solution to small rig operators with their newly designed Falcon Hole Opener Line. These solid body Hole Openers allow contractors with 50 to 200 class rigs to drill in hard rock. Century’s Falcon Line Hole Openers are available in 20-, 24- and 30-inches with 12.5- and 16-inch cutter options. Multiple shaft sizes and thread configurations are available for this re-buildable design which features replaceable Arm and Cone Assemblies. 262.820.3600,

Horizontal Technology

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One tool continues to lead the HDD Industry in hole opener footage. Why? From 4 ½ to 72 inches, on the shelf, they are ready to go for any formation. For efficiency and cost effectiveness while minimizing down-time, the RockReamer has opened more holes for more contractors than any other tool. Horizontal Technology Inc. supplies the RockReamer to successful contractors across the country and around the world. 888.556.5511,

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