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