Horizontal directional drills (HDD)

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) operators know that keeping their machines up and running is the key to staying profitable. With the new Ditch Witch PowerHouse XD housing, drillers can be confident that they'll be able to keep their equipment operating at its maximum efficiency, according to the manufacturer.

Sometimes the easiest way to get through a problem is to go under it. Whether installing landscape features, fencing or cable, obstacles like sidewalks and driveways can present a challenge to simple trenching methods. Manual methods are always an option, but customers today's rental customers are looking for ways to make their projects easier.

Installing something below a paved surface sounds like a daunting task. While breaking and repairing the surface is one approach to adding pipes, cables and lines below a driveway or sidewalk, that method comes with extra labor, cost and challenges. Consider going below the surface by implementing one of the many methods of boring.

The evolution of Ditch Witch horizontal directional drills (HDD) continues with the launch of its newest drill, the JT24. Compact and powerful, the JT24 offers best-in-class stability and a modern design for ease of use in congested urban and residential job sites, according to the manufacturer.

The Vermeer D40x55DR S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill (HDD) has made new fans as it toured four cities in the heart of rock drilling country. The first stop for the “Rock the Iron Road Show” was San Antonio, Texas, where a crowd of 60-plus people learned more about the drill and saw it in action.

The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has updated its line of fluid management systems to increase productivity and reduce costs on horizontal directional drilling (HDD) job sites. These advanced models incorporate new design features to meet the highest standards for jobsite productivity, improved drilling fluid flow, increased durability, and faster mixing cycles and yield times.

Much has been said in recent years about how the American infrastructure is in desperate need of a major overhaul. Everyone from politicians, TV pundits and ordinary people who complain about driving across inadequate streets and bridges have weighed in on the problem.