Mud Mixing Systems: Equipment Spotlight

Mud mixing systems from TT Technologies, KEMTRON, Triflo Intl., American Augers, Vermeer, Mud Technology Intl., Straightline and Ditch Witch.

TT Technologies
The Grundomudd uses a Venturi mixer/filtration system to mix water and bentonite in a matter of minutes, while an in-tank recirculating valve keeps that mixture from settling. A Hypro diaphragm pump is used for pumping the bentonite mixture into the bore hole. Bentonite specification: Two 50-pound bags of bentonite combined with 225 gallons of water will yield a 5 percent mixture. Clean-up is faster with a tank isolation valve – pump lines can be cleaned without draining the tank. The unit also provides easy freshwater flushing and easy antifreeze protection. Build to order bentonite systems are also available for special applications. 800.533.2078,


KEMTRON Technologies’ Tango 500 mud recycling system is the perfect fit for today’s HDD drilling contractor. Capable of processing up to 500 gallons per minute of drilling fluid the Tango unit is a high performing recycling system with a compact user-friendly design. The Tango 500 features KEMTRON’s multifunctional six-panel double deck linear motion shaker and desilter manifold capable of cleaning your used drilling fluid down to 35 microns. 281.261.5778,

Triflo Intl.

Triflo’s Model 1200 HDD mud system boasts a 1,200 gallon two-compartment tank mounted on a heavy-duty three-beam skid with pull pipe on each end. The tank includes necessary plumbing for three centrifugal pumps, one mud cleaner and mud hopper. Other features include mud slides, dump gates, grating, ladder, lighting and single control panel with pump and motor starters. Flow rates are from 100 to 150 gpm. 888.255.2440,

American Augers


The MPR-6000 from American Augers is a pure innovation for self-contained drilling fluid technology. With a high-capacity system that has the ability to mix, pump and provide large volumes of mud down-hole, it is the perfect accessory for use with mud motors or large reamers. The optional Quiet Pak noise-reducing system makes this unit a “must-have” for all horizontal directional drilling projects. 800.324.4930,


The new Vermeer R9x12T drilling fluid reclaimer features a pre-screen separation tank that filters out large cuttings of material. The unit design includes a one-level working deck and space to place a pallet of bentonite near the hopper. Popular industry features include MCM electric pumps, pump flanges with standard-size values, no-drill cones and clamps and diaphragm pressure gauges. 888.837.6337,

Mud Technology Intl.

Mud Technology’s 500 gpm mud recycler, the MCT-500, features a two-section tank with a capacity of 3,300 gallons, two high G-force linear shakers, and seven 5-inch cones. Units range from 80 to 2,000 gpm’s. All of Mud Technology’s units can be customized to suite your needs. Sales and rentals also are available. 903.675.3240,


The Performix SL300 Mixer is a complete, self-contained 300-gallon mixing solution ready to bolt to your truck or trailer. Key features include a Kohler Command CS Pro 6-hp engine; a 170-gpm pump designed to turn tank over in less than two minutes; a six-gallon fuel tank for extended run time between refueling; large capacity hopper with pivoting lid that doubles as a bag rest; high speed jet effectively shears the bentonite plates for high yield; three tank guns intensify tank roll for rapid shearing and yielding; and two-inch suction and discharge ports with ball valves. 800.654.3484,

Ditch Witch

With its innovative line of fluid mixing systems, the Ditch Witch organization set the standards for efficiency in the horizontal directional drilling industry. The latest addition to this family is the FM25, a reliable, low-maintenance drilling fluid mixing system that makes short work of the mixing process. 800.654.6481,

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