Telematics Comes To HDD

January 2016 Vol. 71 No. 1

Telematics Technology Aids Crews In Operating More Efficiently, Productively Josh Alkire always understood that, on the typical utility installation, his crew’s horizontal directional drill spent a decent amount of time idling. After all, it’s not…

Lenny Sadler (left), and Ed Malzahn in front of a mural in the Wichita, KS, dealership.

Ditch Witch founder dies

December 2015 Vol. 70 No. 12

The utility construction industry lost a giant with the Dec. 11 death of Ed Malzahn, chairman of the Charles Machine Works Inc. (CMW). Malzahn’s invention of a compact trenching machine paved the way for changes…

Melfred Borzall’s one-of-a-kind patent-pending FastBackTM system

Melfred Borzall FastBack

November 2015 Vol. 70 No. 11

Melfred Borzall’s one-of-a-kind patent-pending FastBackTM system is changing the way contractors handle HDD boring. FastBackTM is Borzall’s new system for direct pullbacks without removing the drill head or installing a backreamer. This unique system includes…