Ditch Witch JT520 Unit Capable Of Multiple Installations Per Day

PERRY, Okla. ” The Ditch Witch JT520 directional drill is the most compact directional drilling unit in the Jet TracÃ’ line. The JT520 is a direct result of customer requests for a small footprint directional drilling system with greater maneuverability for work in urban and residential areas. The complete system can be pulled behind a 3/4-ton pickup truck and fits through a 36-inch (91 cm) yard gate.

The JT520™s 28.5 horsepower (21.3 kW) diesel engine delivers 5000 pounds (22.2 kN) of pullback force. The JT520 can pull 2-inch (50 mm) or smaller diameter conduit up to 150 feet (46 m) depending on soil conditions, and is capable of completing multiple installations per day. Operation of this unit requires only two crew members: a tracking equipment operator and a seated drilling operator. The drilling operator can manage the comparatively lighter weight, 16-pound (7.3 kg) drill pipe without help. It is directed toward curb-to-house fiber optic connections, directional street crossings, and water service replacements.

The JT520 has the same reliable features seen in the larger Jet Trac units, including a single-lever thrust and rotation control, flat style breakout system, high horsepower for its compact size, and a diesel engine. Fluid, thrust/pullback and rotation all can be run simultaneously with plenty of power for all functions.

The JT520 takes advantage of the Ditch Witch systems approach to directional drilling productivity. The totally integrated Ditch Witch system includes the drilling unit itself; SubsiteÃ’ Electronics tracking equipment, drill pipe, downhole tools, mixing systems, training programs, and local dealer service and support.

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 JT520, please call 800-654-6481 or visit ditchwitch.com.

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