T&D World Magazine

Horizontal Directional Drilling Unit

Designed with extensive customer input, the Ditch Witch JT2020 Mach 1 horizontal directional drilling (HDD) unit comes standard with turf- and asphalt-friendly rubber tracks, operator and pipeloader systems, and an undercarriage designed for maximum durability, reliability and minimal maintenance.

The JT2020 Mach 1 features independent stabilizers and an anchoring system that enables quick setup and the ability to secure the drill frame on uneven terrain. With 20,000 lb (89 kN) of pullback and a 30-gpm (114-L/min) drilling fluid system, the compact JT2020 Mach 1 can make larger installations than typically possible with a machine its size. The machine's enclosed and insulated engine — an exclusive Ditch Witch feature that increases operator comfort — allows operators to stay on the job longer. By producing reduced noise impressions, the enclosure allows the operator to perform a variety of drilling and backreaming tasks for longer periods of time in noise-sensitive areas.

The unit's efficiency and versatility are also enhanced by a rack-and-pinion thrust system, which provides outstanding power transfer and performance for a wide range of HDD applications. Additional features include tethered ground drive control and cruise control. Tethered ground drive control enables the operator to maneuver the unit from a position that provides increased visibility and easier trailering and setup of the unit.
The Charles Machine Works Inc. | www.ditchwitch.com

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