PERRY, Okla. ” The Ditch Witch organization announces the release of the JT8020 Mach 1, a track-mounted, self-contained system that sets a new standard for power and speed among horizontal directional drilling (HDD) systems. The 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.
Ditch Witch JT8020 Takes Drilling In Another Direction