Modeled after the JT2720 Mach 1, Ditch Witch’s extended-range, self-contained JT3020 Mach 1 horizontal directional drill supplies 30,000 pounds of pullback and a 148-horsepower engine that automatically increases horsepower for tough drilling conditions. Bore pilot holes up to 4.5 inches and backream diameters up to 12 inches all at a noise level of less than 82 decibels audible. The JT3020’s rack and pinion thrust drive with a double rack is welded on to prevent misalignment, and the double rack distributes the load equally for less wear. All pressure gauges and tracking information have been placed in the line of sight so the operator can still monitor the tool joint. A menu-driven LCD screen provides real-time status of the pipe makeup and breakout cycle.
Ditch Witch drill increases horsepower to muscle through rough conditions
February 20, 2008