Ditch Witch has released a new line of heavy-duty (HD) backreamers. They are designed to help horizontal directional drillers improve productivity and tool durability.

The new models include the Beavertail HD, Warthog HD, Kodiak HD and Compact Fluted HD backreamers. New to all model designs, the HD backreamers are now equipped with standard API threads to fit any industry drill under 100,000 pounds.

“Reamers are the frontline soldiers to tackle expanding requirements of extreme soil conditions, which is why we pride ourselves on providing long-lasting and ruggedly built reamers,” says Jaime Wines, director of parts sales and marketing at Ditch Witch. “The heavy-duty design of our newest models enhances tool life and durability, providing drill operators with confidence to bore through the toughest soil conditions.” 

Beavertail HD Backreamers

For improved fluid flow, the Beavertail HD backreamers are equipped with replaceable, hardened steel Allen head nozzles. A flow-through shaft and rugged cutting design give it efficient fluid mixing capability, requiring far less horsepower for rotation in a variety of soil conditions. These also use a box design on the trailing side of the reamer for step reaming, direct connect swivels or threaded tabs to fit each contractor’s needs using 3¼-inch shafts and above. Step reaming reduces the number of passes needed to attain an accurate hole size, saving time and money on the job.

Warthog HD Backreamers

Designed to require less torque and reduce drag when back reaming, the Warthog HD model improves production and flow efficiency around the cutters and reamer body. Similar to the Beavertail design, the Warthog HD backreamers also feature hardened steel Allen head nozzles and utilize the same box design for flexibility to set up the ideal configuration for specific job needs using 3¼-inch shafts and above.

Kodiak HD Backreamers

To reduce friction and the possibility of jams while drilling, the Kodiak HD backreamer enables cuttings and fluid to flow over the product and out the borehole by providing optional drilling fluid from the rear of the tool. All sizes feature an integrated swivel with a clevis or tab option, which places the product closer to the reamer and reduces the chance of binding. A new clevis design eliminates the need for multiple connections between the clevis and product.

Compact Fluted HD Backreamers

Similar to the Kodiak HD design, the Compact Fluted HD backreamer reduces friction and the possibility of jamming by forcing fluid out the swivel plate. The improved heavy-duty casting design provides smooth pushback and maximum durability. Integrated swivel with a clevis or tab option reduce the possibility of binding by placing the product closer to the reamer and eliminating the need for multiple connections between the drill and reamer. 

Ditch Witch brand directional drills, trenchers and other products are manufactured by The 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 MR90, visit www.ditchwitch.com.