March 2018 Vol. 73 No. 3

Equipment Spotlight


Ditch Witch
The versatile MR90 can mix and recycle mud, handle spoils, and is the only unit that can be transported full of fluid. As the most-compact cleaning package on the market, it meets the demands of any small to medium-size drill with 90 gallons per minute (gpm) of cleaning capability. Powered by a 25-horsepower Kubuta Tier 4 engine, MR90 is specifically designed for drill units with pullback ratings from 20,000 to 60,000 pounds – the most widely used rigs today.

Vermeer mud mixing systemsVermeer
The Vermeer MX240 mixing system quickly blends high volumes of fluid for a variety of bores. With the power of a 25-horsepower Kohler gas engine or 22-horsepower Hatz diesel engine, the MX240 can support either a 750- or 1,000-gallon tank, and works with a variety of Vermeer horizontal directional drill models. Its modular design delivers greater flexibility when mounting to a trailer. MX240 accepts additives easily through the direct-injection hose and cone-shaped hopper that prevents polymers or other fluids from collecting at the bottom.

Elgin mud mixing systemsElgin Separation Solutions
With an impressive 1,000-gallon-per-minute flow rate, the KEMTRON 1000HDX Packaged Mud Reclaimer has one of the highest rated hydraulic cleaning capacities A multi-pass cleaning system maximizes shaker and hydrocyclone performance, helping to maintain target mud weights. Smart-Panel technology with Wi-Fi network provides the lowest-cost operator oversight of any reclaimer in the industry. Its Hyper-G shaker and Firestone’s Marsh Mellow vibration isolators reduce noise and offer long-lasting, maintenance-free operation. Top-mounted agitators and mud guns produce highly efficient tank agitation per unit volume of mud, ensuring complete mixing.

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