Rock Tools: Equipment Spotlight

May 2013, Vol. 68 No. 5
Underground Tools Inc. manufactures heavy-duty rock trenching chains for all makes and models of trenchers.

Rock tools from Underground Tools, Inc., INROCK, Ballantine, Doosan, Barbco,
Ditch Witch, Kenco, Sharewell HDD, Vermeer, Melfred Borzall, Bor-It Mfg., Railhead Underground Products, Radius HDD and Kennametal.

Underground Tools Inc.
Underground Tools Inc. manufactures heavy-duty rock trenching chains for all makes and models of trenchers; from pedestrian units up to the largest maxi track trenchers. They specialize in large pitch K-Style Chains and custom base plates for the most severe applications. UTI chain is manufactured with proprietary alloy steel and design features, the latest of which is currently being patented, and will provide longer wear life in the field than anything currently on the market. 866.488.3478,

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INROCK’s new, patented XTR-S Extreme Reamer featuring a revolutionary, proprietary, field interchangeable cutter design allows drillers to easily change cutters, both tungsten carbide insert (TCI) and milled tooth (MT) on job site, in minutes, without any welding. XTR-S cutters (TCI & MT) are manufactured by INROCK. XTR-S removes all costs associated with old, welded design split bit reamers, such as freight to a weld repair facility, weld repair time and cost or new body costs with each split bit reamer purchase and the need to actually have two reamers of the same type to avoid costly downtime. 713.690.5600,

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Ballantine’s replacement Rock Wheel Segments for Ditch Witch and Vermeer are made to order and come in dig widths of up to a 12-inch cut “V” pattern. Made from the highest quality 4140 abrasion resistant alloy steel, these segments have exceptional wear in even the harshest environments like Asphalt and Concrete. Ballantine requires an old segment to ensure the correct bolt pattern and a three week lead time is needed to create your custom segment. 800.328.2424,


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The Doosan DXB100H hydraulic breaker features an energy recovery system that increases strike power for maximum productivity in utility applications. Delivering up to 750 blows per minute, the 2,061-pound DXB100H is designed for use with excavators in the popular 10- to 15-metric-ton weight range, specifically the Doosan DX140LC and DX140LCR. Rated in the 2,000 foot-pound impact energy class, the DXB100H requires a hydraulic flow rate of between 18.5 and 31.7 gallons per minute.