Posted July 2, 2014

Ditch Witch Offers New Horizontal Directional Drill 

The Ditch Witch organization announces the release of the Ditch Witch JT9 horizontal directional drill. The 64-hp (48-kW) JT9 offers 33 percent more power than competitive models, the company says.

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Offering 9,000 lb of pullback force in a compact frame, the JT9 combines the simplicity and easy operation of smaller drills with the advanced features of bigger drilling machines. The new HDD is powered by an air-cooled Tier 4 Deutz diesel engine. It's equipped with a heavy-duty anchor system, integrated remoted tracking display, ergonomic seat and an advanced display that provides all engine diagnotics and standard gauges. It's compact size makes it more mobile and easy to turn, allowoing for easy setup in tight spaces, with tracks to reduce surface disturbance. The JT9 holds 300 ft. of drill pipe on board, has fast cycle times to put more pipe in the ground, and positions the operator near the center of the pipe rack for easy pipe handling - all of which help enhance productivity.

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