Ditch Witch Organization Introduces Cost-Efficient Mud Recycler

Tue January 13, 2015 - National Edition
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The MR90 is equipped with a 110-gal. (416 L) clean tank and a 340-gal. (1287 L) first-pass mud tank. Each tank has a 3-in. (7.6 cm) connection at the drain for vacuuming out mud, to minimize jobsite cleanup.
The MR90 is equipped with a 110-gal. (416 L) clean tank and a 340-gal. (1287 L) first-pass mud tank. Each tank has a 3-in. (7.6 cm) connection at the drain for vacuuming out mud, to minimize jobsite cleanup.



The Ditch Witch MR90 mud recycler is a self-contained unit that can mix and recycle drilling fluid — or “mud” — as well as handle spoils. By reclaiming, recycling and reusing drilling mud, drill operators can save on disposal and transport costs. The MR90 saves operators even more time and money because it can be transported full of fluid — one of many cost-efficient features, according to the manufacturer.

The 25-hp (18.7 kW) MR90 is equipped with a hydraulic pit pump that provides more than enough mud for recycling. Pump hydraulics can be controlled by an optional remote control, which can simplify operation for smaller directional drill crews. Another exclusive MR90 feature is an automatic pit pump control that is designed to prevent overflow.

The MR90 is a compact cleaning package that can meet the demands of standard-size directional drills. The unit plus its optional, 14,000-GVWR trailer may be pulled by some ¾-ton trucks. The trailer features integral tool storage that holds all operational components.

The MR90 is equipped with a 110-gal. (416 L) clean tank and a 340-gal. (1287 L) first-pass mud tank. Each tank has a 3-in. (7.6 cm) connection at the drain for vacuuming out mud, to minimize jobsite cleanup. The MR90 also includes a 300-gal. (1136 L) fresh water tank to provide extra drilling fluid capacity and support for equipment cleanup, along with a high-pressure wash pump.

The MR90 offers fast setup and can be operated from a single point, eliminating the need to move the unit. The MR90’s mud-filtering system is a two-screen system with six 2.5-in. (6.35 cm) hydrocyclones that cleans mud for reuse. The screens are designed to be easier to change and service than those of competing systems, and they can be hydraulically adjusted to separate spoils, which enhances efficiency and productivity, according to the manufacturer.

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