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.

Barbco
Barbco Cutting Heads deliver a 100 percent cutting pattern, reducing drag and torque to your boring machine, maximizing control of line and grade. The BBC35 Flat Face Rock Head with a drift reducing ring features: replaceable bullet bits; wipers to remove cuttings; a replaceable shank; a changeable shank size; and a heavy duty base plate. 800.448.8934, barbco.com

Ditch Witch

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The TriHawk HD housing offers a number of patented features designed to enhance the efficiency of directional drilling, including a square drive spline that enables operators to quickly and easily change tooling as downhole conditions change. Another patented feature is a boltless, pinned-lid system that provides exceptional protection for—and easy removal of—the tracking electronics. With its innovative, high-flow design, TriHawk has the power and volume necessary to also run two other types of trenchless systems: mud motors and air hammers. 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.com

Kenco
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The Kenco Triple Tine Mechanical Grapple features three points of contact to safely lift irregular shaped objects. The unique design allows for a wide range of grip. The Triple Tine is available in three models, with capacities of 3000, 6000, and 12,000 pounds. 800.653.6069, kenco.com

Sharewell HDD
The 5-cutter Jumbo Lo-Torque Hole Opener product – the LTX24x5 – reduces impact loading on the cutters, which increases the product’s working life. It also reduces the torque cycle while reaming, creating a very smooth running hole opener. The body is bi-directional and can be either pull or push reamed. Ideal for pipeline projects, the Jumbo cutters offer large, sealed bearings for extended runs. It is available in Mill Tooth style, IADC type 5 T.C.I. and IADC type 8 T.C.I. A minimum pilot hole of 26 inches can be made using the LTX24x5, and hole sizes ranges are 36, 38, 40 and 42 inches. 281.288.2560, sharewellhdd.com