March 2015, Vol. 70, No. 3

Equipment Spotlight

Equipment Spotlight: Mud Mixing Systems

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

Mud Technology Intl.
The MCT-750 is designed with submersed jet guns in a two-section 3,300 gallon tank. It comes equipped with a 480v/125 kw/3 phase generator, cone manifold with 10, 5-inch cones, two linear shakers (cleaning surface is over 50 square feet), and cleaning capacity up to 800+ gpm. Take advantage the rental/purchase and flexibility of Mud Technology’s “Try It Before You Buy It” option. 866.675.3240,

Featuring an industry-first touch screen control panel with Wi-Fi capabilities, the Tango 600HD2 allows the operator to run the system from a smart phone, tablet or laptop. In addition, the Tango 600HD2 features the new Hyper-G six-panel linear motion shaker with increased G-force output and single-point leveling jack, Firestone single-piece vibration isolation system, independent centrifugal pump pockets for direct maintenance access and 8, 4-inch desilter hydrocyclones manifold capable of cleaning fluid down to 25 microns. The tank has been significantly increased to 4,000 gallon capacity with new fold out/walk up ladder and increased working deck space. 281.261.5778,

American Augers
American Augers introduces the MCD-1000 mud system; boasting the best cleaning capacity in the industry. This high volume reclaimer reduces volume of solids by controlling the overall moisture content which leads to easier fluid disposal. It has a cleaning capacity of 1,000 gallons per minute and utilizes Derrick Shakers. The state-of-the-art Krebs gMax desilting hydro-cones produce finer, sharper particle separations at high capacities. 800.324.4930,

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,

Ditch Witch
The new Ditch Witch MR90 mud-recycling system promises versatility on the job. The single, self-contained unit can mix and recycle mud, handle spoils, and is the only unit that can be transported full of fluid. The MR90 is equipped to meet the demands of any small to medium-size drill with up to 90 gpm cleaning capability. Powered by its powerful 25-hp Kubuta Tier 4 engine, the MR90 is specifically designed for drill units with pullback ratings from 20,000 to 60,000 pounds. The unit has a 340-gallon first-pass mud tank, and 110-gallon clean tank with 3-inch vacuum connections. An optional 300-gallon fresh water tank with transfer pump provides additional drilling fluid capacity and high pressure water for clean-up. Further increasing efficiency and productivity, its use of hydraulic leveling on shaker assembly and trailer jack stand, delivers the fastest setup in as few as 10 minutes. 800.654.6481,

The 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,

Straightline HDD
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,

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