Ditch Witch Introduces JT60, JT60 All Terrain Directional Drills

Thu May 29, 2014 - National Edition
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The JT60 and the JT60 all terrain drills offer 60,000 lb. (267 kN) of thrust and pullback plus 9,000 ft. lb.  (12,200 Nm) of rotational torque.
The JT60 and the JT60 all terrain drills offer 60,000 lb. (267 kN) of thrust and pullback plus 9,000 ft. lb. (12,200 Nm) of rotational torque.

Ditch Witch’s JT60 and the JT60 all terrain drills offers 60,000 lb. (267 kN) of thrust and pullback plus 9,000 ft. lb. (12,200 Nm) of rotational torque.

Powering each drill is the contractor’s choice of a 190-gross-hp (142 kW) Tier III or 200-gross-hp (149 kW) Tier IVi diesel engine. Both engines provide sufficient power for each drill’s mechanical and hydraulic components, including an onboard, 150-gpm (560 Lpm) fluid pump that helps ensure productive drilling at greater distances. The pump is enclosed to reduce noise and protect components from harsh conditions.

A climate-controlled cab, a heavy-duty double rack-and-pinion thrust drive, intuitive carve mode, easy serviceability and many of the other features shared by these drills are results of direct input from customers. One feature unique to the JT60 all terrain directional drill is the two-pipe all terrain drilling system.

Last but not least, both the JT60 and the JT60 all terrain will come factory-equipped with the Ditch Witch GPS offering at no additional charge. The Ditch Witch organization and U.S. Fleet Tracking are providing the hardware, installation and one year of premium service as a special promotion for JT60 customers. Users of the system are able to remotely view engine hours, operational hours, service reminders, machine location, and various other performance criteria.

“Knowledge is power,” said Steve Seabolt, Ditch Witch GPS product manager. “Users will gain valuable awareness into operator practices, idle time and service needs. Owners also typically receive a significant discount off their insurance premiums. We’re very excited about the JT60 and JT60 owners’ utilization of the GPS system.”

For more information, call 800/654-6481 or visit www.ditchwitch.com.