Ditch Witch has upgraded the JT100 and JT100 All Terrain horizontal directional drills (HDD) to Tier 4 emission standards.
Powered by 260-horsepower Cummins engines, the two drills supply raw power to all machine functions to install pipe and other underground utilities faster and more efficiently than before, reducing downtime on the job so operators can keep drilling and remain profitable. With 100,000 pounds of pullback and 12,000 foot-pounds of torque, the JT100 is designed for challenging and long bores, such as river crossings and installation of large-diameter pipe.
“As the demand for underground construction projects continues to rise, operators have to drill in more difficult terrain and soil conditions than before,” says Seth Matthesen, Ditch Witch senior product manager, horizontal directional drills. “To this end, the upgrades to the JT100 and JT100 All Terrain drills provide the jobsite solutions to drill faster and more effectively, while reducing emissions.”
The new designs aid drilling operators in meeting challenging requirements whether drilling in open, rural settings, or in more densely packed urban environments. The JT100 also features improvements in noise abatement, running productively and quietly in residential and other urban areas. Exclusive dual-pivot drill frames allow for steeper angles of entry without having to raise tracks off of the ground, which provides improved machine stability and operator comfort.
The heavy-duty anchor systems on the drills eliminate the need for large and expensive supporting equipment, reducing overall project costs and setup time, regardless of the size of the project.
A fully-enclosed, tinted window cab features instrument panel gauges that are specifically positioned for increased onsite visibility and operator convenience. Full-color LCD displays provide operators with simplified information on engine diagnostics and machine performance.
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.