Ditch Witch® JT2020 Mach 1 HDD System Quietly Raises Productivity Level

PERRY, Okla. ”Designed with extensive customer input, the Ditch Witch JT2020 Mach 1 horizontal directional drilling system offers numerous innovative features that combine for superior productivity. Each machine comes standard with turf- and asphalt-friendly rubber tracks, state-of-the-art operator and pipeloader systems, and an undercarriage designed for maximum durability, reliability, and minimal maintenance.

The well-balanced JT2020 Mach 1 features independent stabilizers and a simple anchoring system that enables quick setup and the ability to secure the drill frame on uneven terrain. With 20,000 pounds (89 kN) of pullback and a 30-gpm (114-L/min) drilling fluid system, the compact JT2020 Mach 1 can make larger installations than typically possible with a machine its size. Operators also will be able to stay on the job longer thanks to the machine™s enclosed and insulated engine, an exclusive Ditch Witch feature that increases operator comfort. By producing reduced noise impressions, the enclosure allows the operator to perform a variety of drilling and backreaming tasks for longer periods of time in noise-sensitive areas.

Among its many features, the JT2020 Mach 1 offers an innovative pipeloading system that allows the operator to select columns from the operator™s station, says Ditch Witch Product Manager Richard Levings. And the machine™s two-speed carriage drive enables the operator to quickly and efficiently connect pipe. The unit™s efficiency and versatility are also enhanced by a rack-and-pinion thrust system, which provides outstanding power transfer and performance for a wide range of HDD applications.

Additional features include tethered ground drive control and cruise control. Tethered ground drive control enables the operator to maneuver the unit from a position that provides increased visibility and easier trailering and setup of the unit. And cruise control maximizes operator productivity during backreaming.

Even with the JT2020™s many features, it is an exceptionally low-maintenance unit, says Levings. It comes with a large-capacity pipe-lubrication system that keeps contamination out of the grease supply. And with no zerks to grease every day, you™ll spend more time working and less time servicing the unit.

The Ditch Witch organization specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality underground construction equipment. The company is a one-stop source for trenchers, vibratory plows, pneumatic piercing tools, backhoes, electronic tracking and locating tools, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, vacuum excavation systems, excavator-tool carriers, mini skid steers and pipebursting systems.

The Ditch Witch name is one you can trust for your equipment and financial needs. Ditch Witch Financial Services (DWFS) is a full-service provider, offering a wide variety of finance and lease options to meet your individual requirements.  

All of these products are recognized around the world for their advanced design, rugged construction, long-term durability, ease of use, and reliability. This product line represents the most complete range of equipment for installing utilities underground.

For more information about the JT2020 Mach 1, please call 800-654-6481 or visit ditchwitch.com.

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