Ditch Witch JT3020 All Terrain Improves HDD Productivit

PERRY, Okla.”The Ditch Witch®JT3020 All Terrain features all terrain technology, one of the Ditch Witch organization”s many patented innovations designed to simplify the HDD process. One of the company”s breakthrough innovations was the slant-faced drill bit, which revolutionized the industry by enabling HDD operators to steer the drill head. All Terrain technology improves upon the steering process with a patented dual-drive pipe system, which enables the JT3020 All Terrain to drill and steer at the same time. This is an advantage over single-rod systems, which are not capable of steering as well, if at all, in consolidated soils. The inner pipe of the JT3020 All Terrain”s two-pipe drill string continuously turns the drill bit at 150 to 400 RPM, depending on the soil, resulting in exceptionally efficient boring.

The JT3020 All Terrain is so named because it can steer, drill and backream up to 650 feet in all types of soils, including solid rock, and also because it can be firmly secured on most surfaces thanks to a hydraulic, heavy-duty anchor system. The JT3020 All Terrain also features an industry-exclusive double-pivot drill frame that allows steep entry angles without raising the tracks off the ground, for maximum stability while drilling.

During drilling, the HDD operator keeps track of the drilling head”s location with the help of an electronic beacon. A unique feature of the JT3020 All Terrain beacon is the relatively short length of its beacon, which enables it to be positioned in a steel housing just behind the drilling head. This design enables Ditch Witch JT3020 All Terrain beacons to show actual steering corrections during drilling, which makes it easier to guide the drilling head.

Because the JT3020 All Terrain transfers power to the bit mechanically, as opposed to the mud motor utilized by other HDD systems, it requires relatively little drilling fluid and therefore reduces jobsite cleanup time and expense. The All Terrain system is the most efficient method of transferring power to the cutting head.

Other standard features of the JT3020 All Terrain include cruise control for pilot boring and backreaming, which improves productivity by reducing operator fatigue; a patented pipe-loading system that features hydraulically powered shuttle grippers, hydraulic pipe row selection, and single pipe-loading; and low-maintenance, open-top vise wrenches that are angled toward the operator to provide an excellent view of the tool joint.

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 systems, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, vacuum excavation systems, pipe bursting systems, excavator-tool carriers, mini skid steers, compact utility attachments, pipe bursting systems, and the Zahn® family of power utility equipment.

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 and performing a myriad of landscaping tasks.

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 Ditch Witch JT3020 All Terrain, please call 800-654-6481 or visit ditchwitch.com.

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