American Augers updates DD-6

American Augers upgraded the Astec DD-6 horizontal directional drilling model to a Caterpillar C-6.6 Tier III diesel engine, which is rated at 174 horsepower.

The track-mounted DD-6 features a rack and pinion carriage capable of 60,000 pounds of thrust and pullback. The two-pinion gear rotary drive system has a maximum torque rating of 10,000 feet-pounds.

The DD-6 is equipped with a triplex drilling fluid pump that has a maximum flow of 130 gallons per minute, a rig-mounted, 6,000-pound, lift-rated hydraulic crane and the ability to hold 315 feet of drill pipe on board during operation.