New directional drill for Ditch Witch

Ditch Witch has added the new JT40 horizontal directional drill (HDD) to its fleet of drills.

The new unit is equipped with two, 7-inch LED displays for a direct view into machine functions. The machine’s position indicator tells the operator the  drill location, for increased productivity and more intuitive operation, and an operator control on the display improves  efficiency, including mud flow, rotation and more. New to the JT40, tracker information is integrated into the  displays for enhanced visibility into all jobsite functions beyond drill operation.

The machine’s  power, provided by a Cummins diesel engine, gives operators more horsepower than similar competitive models. And for drilling efficiency, the JT40 offers an innovative, two-speed, rotational drive system that produces 5,500 ft•lbs of torque. The machine minimizes pipe-entry distance, giving operators  drill pipe support as it enters the ground. It holds up to 600 feet of drill pipe onboard  allowing for longer bores and increased ROI. And, the carriage speed gives contractors class-leading cycle times for faster installations.

The JT40 is available with the option of a fully enclosed cab, with  heat and air capabilities, or an open operator’s station. Both options feature a premium ergonomic seat, extended legroom and place the operator at a 45-degree angle, which provides necessary visibility at all critical vision points.

Featuring a unique add-a-pipe design, operators are able to manually insert multiple sticks of drill pipe once the pipe box is empty, improving overall productivity. With the drill’s fold-out, lift-off service doors, operators also gain easy access to daily maintenance points. The JT40 has no daily grease zerks, allowing operators to spend less time on maintenance and more time drilling.


For more information about the JT40 drill, please contact Ditch Witch NZ

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