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Quiet, Powerful Ditch Witch JT1220 Mach 1 Released
April 1st, 2008
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PERRY, Okla. ” The Ditch Witch JT1220 Mach 1 horizontal directional drilling system is one of the industry™s most productive 12,000-pound (53 kN) horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines. Even with the highest horsepower in its class, it produces the least amount of noise ” less than 100 dBA. Minimal noise allows contractors to work longer hours in congested commercial and residential areas. The JT1220 Mach 1 also features an innovative pipeloader design and strong, maneuverable undercarriage system. The entire package comes complete with drill unit, drill pipe, downhole tools, tracker, fluid system, and trailer.
Customers basically dictated everything this machine can do, says Ditch Witch Product Manager Richard Levings. With more and more work being done in and around neighborhoods and business districts, compact and powerful drilling units are increasingly in demand. We developed the JT1220 Mach 1 to be all things to a lot of people: ultra-powerful yet quiet, compact yet highly productive, and versatile yet low-maintenance.
The JT1220 Mach 1™s less-aggressive, low-profile rubber tracks are designed to provide excellent traction while significantly reducing turf disturbance and asphalt or concrete marking. Tethered ground drive control optimizes operator vision while maneuvering the unit around the jobsite, and the optional cruise control feature allows the operator to be more productive during backreaming.
The JT1220 Mach 1™s low, 10º setup angle makes shallow installations possible, and its relatively small footprint and 15-gpm (57 L/min) drilling fluid system allow the unit to install larger product in a wide variety of soil conditions. In hard soil, the JT1220 Mach 1 is particularly effective: its 1250-psi (86 bar) fluid pressure capacity allows constant flow at longer distances and provides for improved steering and greater productivity.
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 tracking and locating tools, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, vacuum excavation systems, excavator-tool carriers, mini skid steers and pipebursting systems.
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.
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.
For more information about the JT1220 Mach 1, please call 800-654-6481 or visit ditchwitch.com.