Vermeer Corporation

If Ronald Cline was the type to back away from a challenge, it’s entirely possible that a natural gas gathering line, now securely in place in central Arkansas, would likely not have been installed underground. But this conscientious and ingenious native Razorback devised a trenchless approach that resulted in the successful completion of a continuous bore amid some of Arkansas’ most treacherous terrain, and through some of the state’s toughest and trickiest rock.

Mud mixing systems from TT Technologies, KEMTRON, Triflo Intl., American Augers, Vermeer, Mud Technology Intl., Straightline and Ditch Witch.

Downhole directional drilling tools from Hunting Trenchless,
American Augers, Radius HDD Tools, Melfred Borzall,
Horizontal Technology, INROCK, Ballantine, Vermeer, Railhead Underground Products, Sharewell HDD Services, HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, Straightline, Condux Intl. and Ditch Witch.

Vermeer introduces three new products to its pneumatic piercing tool line-up. The Vermeer Hole Hammer pneumatic piercing tool is a powerful and economical solution that can operate in a full range of soil conditions and applications, plus innovative features provide exceptional control and easy start-up.

Cable laying equipment from Roose Mfg., Condux Intl., General Machine Products, Felling Trailers, Ditch Witch, Toro, Slabach Enterprises, Dura-Line, Kiefer Mfg. and Vermeer.

Rubber tire trenchers from Ditch Witch, Vermeer, Astec Underground and Mid America Trenchers.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) as it relates to utility construction usually is dated from the late 1980s when the first compact drill units became commercially available.

In 2011, the city of Olympia, WA, was faced with finding the best replacement pipe material and installation method for an aging asbestos cement (AC) water main.

HDD rigs from TT Technologies, Barbco, American Augers, Vermeer, Astec Underground and Ditch Witch.

Ground penetrating radar options from Sensors & Software, Ditch Witch, Geophysical Survey Systems Inc., US RADAR, Radiodetection and Vermeer.

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