Ditch Witch has launched the JT9 horizontal directional drill, which the company describes as the shortest and most powerful drill in its class.
Ditch Witch JT9
JT9 uses a heavy-duty anchor system, remote tracking display and other features used on larger drills. Source: Ditch Witch

 Its small size and 9,000 pounds of pullback force make it possible to set up in tight spaces without having to compromise the power capabilities of larger drills. The 64-horsepower (48-kW) JT9 is 33 percent more powerful than other drills in its class.

The 300 feet of drill pipe the JT9 holds on board can double that of competitors, making it easy to finish large jobs in less time. The drill operator sits near the center of the pipe rack, which makes pipe handling easier. Faster cycle times and more pipe in the ground are made possible because the carriage travels the length of the drill frame quicker than comparable drills.

Ditch Witch aims to make drilling as efficient as possible with additional features like a high-performance, air cooled Deutz Tier-4-compliant diesel engine that minimizes the need for expensive upgrades. 

It also comes with a comfortable operator’s station that offers an advanced display with all engine diagnostics and a slideable ergonomic seat that makes operator reach easy.

Featuring a heavy-duty anchor system, open-top vise wrenches and remote display, Ditch Witch’s new JT9 rides on turf friendly tracks and moves around jobsites with ease.

Even upkeep is stress-free, thanks to no grease zerks and all daily maintenance points being in a single accessible location.

Ditch Witch brand directional drills, trenchers and other products are manufactured by Charles Machine Works at a facility in Perry, Okla. The family-owned company, founded in 1949, focuses on three principles: honesty, hard work and giving customers the best product in the world. For more information about the Ditch Witch, visit www.ditchwitch.com or call 800-654-6481.