TT Technologies’ redesigned Grundopit pit-launched mini directional drill is well-suited for difficult fiber-to-the-home and utility service line installations in tight working conditions. The compact unit – 54 inches long, 43 inches wide and 57 inches tall – delivers 13,489 pounds of thrust and pullback, and 553 foot-pounds of torque with bore length up to 150 feet. It’s an ideal entry-level system for utilities and cable industries, or as a supplement to larger units.
The new unit features a patented, instant plug-in lock that holds the drill stem in place, allowing a new drill stem to be added easily by engaging it at the rotational motor. This means that drill stems are only screwed into the lead stem and not the rotational motor, cutting in half the time it takes to add a stem.
Components include a two-part bore rig, patented drill stem plug-in, 30 drill stems, bore head with angled steering surface, backreamer and swivel coupling, hose package and power pack.