Ditch Witch JT4020 Series Now More Durable

PERRY, Oklahoma ” The Ditch Witch organization, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of underground construction equipment, announces a significant upgrade to two of the company™s most rugged, dependable and powerful horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines: the JT4020 Mach 1 and JT4020 All Terrain.

Both units are now equipped with a welded, double rack-and-pinion thrust drive system that is designed to withstand the rigors of long bores and tough soil conditions. This new feature further solidifies the reputation of these compact workhorses as the most durable and productive in their horsepower class


                                    Featuring 15-ft (4.5 m) drill pipe, the rubber-tracked JT4020 Mach 1 has the power and stability to pull multiple conduits up to 1000 feet (305 m) in a single pass, assisted by a cruise-control feature that maintains thrust and rotation settings.

The JT4020 Mach 1 features touch-sensitive, variable-speed, electric-over-hydraulic controls that minimize operator effort, with thrust/pullback and rotation controlled by a single lever.

Like all Ditch Witch HDD units, the JT4020 Mach 1 has a patented pipe-loader system with hydraulic pipe grippers, single pipe-loading capability, shuttle stops, and automated thread lubrication. When using the Ditch Witch organization™s patented Fluid Miser drill pipe, the machine uses far less drilling fluid and creates far less jobsite mess.

                                    The JT4020 Mach 1™s 190-hp (142 kW) diesel engine has sufficient power to drive all functions simultaneously. Its hydraulic, four-point anchor system keeps the unit firmly secured during operation in virtually any soil condition, and its rubber tracks minimize damage to pavement, curbs, lawns, and landscaping.


                                    With patented features such as a two-pipe rock-drilling system and an integrated electronic system with cruise control, the 190-hp (142 kW) JT4020 All Terrain can efficiently install utilities underground at long range”up to 1000 feet.

The JT4020 All Terrain™s patented mechanical rock-drilling system provides more power to the bit than any other rock-drilling system in its class. The new thrust drive system provides exceptional low-speed drilling control plus higher speeds for rapidly loading drill pipe.

The machine is designed to provide outstanding drilling fluid flow. An on-board pump enables productive drilling at extended distances, while a normal flow rate can be operated simultaneously with thrust/pullback and rotation.

With its hydraulic, four-point anchor system, the JT4020 All Terrain can be firmly secured in all types of ground conditions, including rock, and its adjustable drill frame design allows setup at normal drilling angles without raising the tracks off the ground.


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 guidance and locating tools, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, vacuum excavation systems, excavator-tool carriers, mini skid steers, and Zahn series of trenchers.

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.

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. For more information about the new Ditch Witch JT4020 Mach 1 and JT4020 All Terrain, please call 800-654-6481 or visit ditchwitch.com 

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