Ditch Witch JT10 hor­i­zon­tal di­rec­tional drill Deutz Drive plug-and-play en­gine pack­ages

Ditch Witch brings out the com­pact JT10 hor­i­zon­tal di­rec­tional drill

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Ditch Witch has in­tro­duced the JT10 hor­i­zon­tal di­rec­tional drill (HDD), say­ing it de­liv­ers ex­cep­tional power while re­main­ing the most com­pact drill in its class.

The JT10 is pow­ered by an air-cooled Tier 4

49kW Deutz diesel en­gine and pro­duces 44kN of pull­back force.

Ditch Witch says the JT10 in­cor­po­rates many of the fea­tures usu­ally only seen on larger drills, such as heavy-duty an­chor sys­tem and an in­te­grated re­mote track­ing dis­play.

“The in­creased pro­duc­tiv­ity and ef­fi­ciency of our new JT10 unit com­bines the sim­plic­ity of a smaller drill with the power of larger HDDs,” Ditch Witch se­nior prod­uct man­ager Seth Matthe­sen says.

“To­day’s oper­a­tors are fac­ing more challenging en­vi­ron­ments, es­pe­cially those found on com­pact, ur­ban job­sites, and the JT10 helps com­bat those chal­lenges.”

An on-board fluid tank holds over 150 litres of fresh wa­ter, pro­vid­ing an al­ter­na­tive fluid for short bores. It also al­lows oper­a­tors to ef­fec­tively drill in tight spaces where an ad­di­tional fluid mixer wouldn’t fit.

The JT10 can also hold just over 98m of drill pipe, in­creas­ing pro­duc­tiv­ity and al­low­ing oper­a­tors to fin­ish vir­tu­ally any util­ity in­stal­la­tion job with­out stop­ping for ad­di­tional pipe.

The JT10’s op­er­a­tor sta­tion has been equipped with an er­gonomic travers­ing seat that po­si­tions the op­er­a­tor near the cen­tre of pipe rack for easy pipe han­dling. The JT10 is equipped with a sin­gle joy­stick for sim­pli­fied op­er­a­tion, free­ing the op­er­a­tor’s other hand.

Ditch Witch says max­imis­ing the ma­chine’s uptime was cru­cial to its de­sign. The JT10’s rackand-pin­ion thrust drive has a welded-on dou­ble rack, greatly re­duc­ing op­er­a­tor main­te­nance.

The ma­chine has no grease nip­ples and all main­te­nance points have been grouped to­gether for easy ac­cess, help­ing to keep the drill run­ning.

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