HDD Rigs: Equipment Spotlight

HDD Rigs from TT Technologies, Toro, Vermeer, Ditch Witch, Barbco, American Augers and Universal HDD.

TT Technologies
TT Technologies offers the latest line of Prime Drilling HDD drill rigs ranging in size from 72,000 pounds through 135,000 pounds of pullback. The four models incorporate crawler style undercarriage with an attached control cabin. The units are highly maneuverable and offer quick set up. All drills feature an open center hydraulic system with 100 percent of the oil filtered and a specially designed onboard high-pressure pump. The units are powered by water-cooled Deutz diesel engines. 800.533.2078, tttechnologies.com


Toro’s new DD2024 HDD incorporates a compact footprint with 20,000 pounds of pullback force and up to 2,400 foot-pounds of rotary torque. The unit features field-proven quad rack-and-pinion drive with adjustable force limiter. The onboard mud pump flows 15 gallons per minute at 1,250 psi and the floating carriage has two speeds, including a 120 ft/min fast mode. 952.888.8801, toro.com/underground


Vermeer engineered the D36x50DR Series II Navigator HDD for the unique demands of mixed ground conditions, including rock. The D36x50DR Series II features a dual rod design with dual threaded makeup. With a rated 1500 foot-pounds of inner rod rotational torque, a downhole tri-cone powers through tough formations as the outer rod provides steering and backreaming rotation. 888.837.6337, vermeer.com

Ditch Witch

Designed for the utility contractor, the Ditch Witch JT25 HDD offers 27,000 pounds of thrust and pullback, an exclusive rotational drive with 4,000 foot-pounds of torque, and the industry’s quietest mid-size drill operation. It is ideal for installing utility pipe and cables of up to 12 inches in diameter at lengths of up to 500 feet. Featuring a 130-hp Tier 4i Cummins diesel engine, the durable JT25 is a workhorse designed for low-maintenance, high-quality performance. 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.com


Barbco’s BD60-15SC directional drill is powered by a 335 hp Caterpillar diesel engine. The BD60-15SC produces 60,000 pounds of thrust or pullback and rotation of 11,600 foot-pounds of torque simultaneously. The Barbco design offers an automatic rod loader with 180 feet capacity and hydraulic crane, auger stake downs, rear stabilizer blade, protected rack and pinion system, a large engine compartment and an enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning. The BD60-15SC electrical system is made up of modular wiring harnesses and the hydraulic system is equipped with diagnostic ports and hose identification tags. 800.448.8934, barbco.com

American Augers

The DD-155T is American Augers’ newest mid-size rig. A low noise design, incredible torque and unique drilling angles are available with multi-functional options. The rig produces 155,000 pounds of thrust/pullback and 30,000 foot-pounds of maximum rotary torque. The DD-155T comes with a rod loader with 20 feet of drill pipe, and offers 12 to 22 degrees of drilling angle. American Augers offers an optional knuckleboom crane and bolt-on rubber tracks to prevent damage to roads, sidewalks or anywhere there is sensitive ground conditions. Advanced Quiet Pak technology with variable cooling is standard. 800.324.4930, americanaugers.com

Universal HDD

The UNI 10×15 is the most compact powerful drill in its class. Walk it through a 36-inch gate into rear easement or set it up for a tight road crossing. The rig has a 66-hp John Deere air cooled Tier III Diesel Engine, 10,000 pounds of thrust/pullback and a true 1,500 foot-pounds of rotation torque produced from the high performance rotation motor. The UNI 10×15 will make those difficult hard road crossings while utilizing the Kerr 20 GPM mud pump. 847.955.0050, unihdd.com

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