Ditch Witch JT24 drill geared toward fiber optic set up market (VIDEO)
Ditch Witch’s new 24,000-pound thrust/pullback JT24 horizontal directional drill fills the hole between the corporate’s JT20 and JT25 drills, and is aimed on the on-fire fiber optic set up market, together with gasoline and water. The machine debuted at ICUEE this week.
One machine characteristic — a bigger footprint — is designed to offer extra stability. “Now we have 20 p.c extra stability on this machine,” says Cory Maker, Ditch Witch HDD product supervisor. “The observe meeting is much like what’s on our JT25, primarily for stability. Guys get into conditions the place getting that decrease middle of gravity is a giant deal,” he says.
The 101-horsepower Cummins diesel is each Tier 4 and European Stage 5 compliant. A brand new hydraulic platform maximizes drilling effectivity and conserves horsepower for downhole operation, says Ditch Witch. An 83-decibel noise degree helps operations in noise-sensitive areas.
The 216-feet-per-minute most carriage pace is designed to lower cycle occasions. “The cruise management is strain compensated,” Maker says. “You set the pressures and also you principally keep no matter ft per minute you’re utilizing going up and down the carriage. And as soon as it drills out full rod, it routinely returns again to the rod change place and also you’re able to undergo the cycle of creating/breaking pipe.”
The drill has 400 ft of pipe on board. It has a detachable pipe field so one other pipe field could be added after an operator has drilled 400 ft. A Subsite locator show is built-in into the drill operator’s show.
The JT24 additionally has a complicated wi-fi distant, which permits customers to run the bottom drive and set-up options. “That permits you to get onto the jobsite and get into place a lot quicker,” Maker says.