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Ditch Witch JT8020
April 1, 2008

The Ditch Witch JT8020’s 261-hp (195 kW) turbocharged, air-cooled diesel engine and enhanced hydraulic system deliver 80,000 lb (356 kN) of pullback. For maximum performance, the unit’s thrust/pullback, rotation, and drilling-fluid functions are designed to run simultaneously without one function robbing power from another. And its two-speed pipe carriage works up to twice as fast as any other directional drilling system on the market. Electric-over-hydraulic controls maximize operator efficiency, with one control operating thrust/pullback and rotation, while pipeloading, thread lubrication, makeup, breakout and unloading are all controlled by fast, hands-free hydraulic subsystems. Among the JT8020’s other ergonomic features is a multi-position, all-weather cab that can be equipped with climate-control systems for year-round comfort.