Equipment Spotlight: HDD Rigs

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

Ditch Witch
With its 60,000 pounds of thrust and pullback and 9,000 foot-pounds of rotational torque, the Ditch Witch JT60 All Terrain horizontal directional drill gives operators the flexibility of a smaller footprint drill without losing power. The machine’s patented two-pipe drilling system gives more power to the bit than any other rock-drilling system in its class. Now through Sep. 30, qualified buyers can take advantage of 2.9 percent financing for up to 48 months on all Ditch Witch directional drills. 800.654.6481,

American Augers

The best-selling product from American Augers is Horizontal Directional Drill 110 (DD-110) featuring: Quick Disconnect Anchor Plate – allowing for multiple drilling angles, a 15-foot or 20-foot Pipe Loader version, amazing 110,000 pounds of thrust/pullback and 14,000 foot/pounds of rotary torque – the most in its class! In addition to the usual American Augers quality and innovation, the DD-110 has standard wireline capable components, Quiet Pak noise reduction system, and an on-board mud pump. 800.324.4930,


The new Toro DD4045 HDD packs a powerful 40,000 pounds of thrust and pullback, and 4,500 foot-pounds of rotary torque. The DD4045 features a 160-hp Cummins QSB4.5 diesel, liquid-cooled engine and an on-board, infinitely variable drilling fluid pump that delivers a flow of up to 70 gpm. The multi-function color LCD display provides a clear view of the drill’s performance and functions. For hard rock drilling conditions, an air hammer can be easily integrated and controlled from the DD4045 display. Also, an optional enclosed cab keeps operator comfortable no matter what the weather may bring. The DD4045 is equipped standard with 52 pieces of 10-foot, one-piece forged drill pipe, which maximizes productivity in a variety of bore conditions. 952.888.8801,

The Vermeer D20x22 S3 Navigator HDD has class-leading 167 feet per minute carriage speed and rotational speeds of 257 rpm to help you install more linear feet per day. A newly designed hydraulic circuit offers additional power for drilling and maneuvering around the jobsite, helping operators power up curbs and slopes to work more efficiently. The 3.3 mph per hour tracking speed gets you from one setup to the next sooner. 888.837.6337,

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,

Universal HDD

The UNI 36×50 is a true work horse. The ergonomic UNI CAB design keeps the operator alert and comfortable insuring ongoing productivity. Experience the power of the dual rack and pinion, 36,000 pounds of thrust/pullback and 5,000 feet pounds of rotation torque that the Dual Speed Rineer Vane Pump Rotation Motor produces. 847.955.0050,

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,

Related Articles