Horizontal directional drills (HDD)


Subsite Electronics Launches Marksman HDD Guidance System

Subsite Electronics introduced the Marksman HDD Guidance System, the tracker of choice for interference mitigation/avoidance, beacon performance and ease of use. Designed specifically to perform in high-interference environments, the system offers the widest range of frequencies in a single beacon on the market today, according to the manufacturer....


Ditch Witch AT32 All Terrain Directional Drill Boosts Productivity

To enhance utility contractors' productivity while drilling through hard rock, Ditch Witch has introduced the AT32 all terrain horizontal directional drill (HDD). The newly designed mid-size drill replaces the AT30 and provides greater power and easier system operation for increased operator efficiency and profitability, according to the manufacture....


Diversification Fosters TCH Growth

In one of the most competitive construction markets in the country, one contractor has separated itself from many of its competitors by way of diversification. TCH Directional Drilling of Friendswood, Texas, has seen improbable growth over the last decade under the leadership of Colby Ellis, a second-generation contractor who saw potential in the directional drilling business....


Ditch Witch JT28 Directional Drill Increases Power, Productivity for Maximum Jobsite Uptime

To help HDD contractors improve performance on fiber utility installation projects and other projects within compact job sites, Ditch Witch launched the JT28 directional drill. Designed as an upgraded replacement for the JT25 drill, the JT28 maintains its mid-size footprint while providing more power, improving performance and requiring fewer maintenance checks, according to the manufacturer....


Boost Uptime for HDD Units With the New PowerHouse XD Housing From Ditch Witch

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....


Little Beaver Increases Versatility by Offering Wet, Dry Drilling Attachments

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....


Four Ways to Bore Under a Paved Surface

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....


Ditch Witch JT24 Directional Drill Packs Power, Durability, Stability

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....


Vermeer Hits the Road to Showcase Its Dual Rod Rock Drill

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....


Advanced Ditch Witch Fluid Management Systems Increase HDD Productivity

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....






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