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There is nothing more essential to your HDD drilling project than making sure you’re using the correct drill rod for what the project requires.
Generally, this means utilizing a drill rod with the strength, stability and flexibility to perform the bore at hand. In addition, you want a drill rod that matches your budget in order to help maximize margins.
Introducing the Silver Series™ drill rod, Firestick® drill rod’s new sidekick. Tough enough to withstand 135,000 psi (930.8 MPa) and the same column wall thickness, but for a lower cost. The Silver Series drill rod will help make smaller, less aggressive projects just as successful, while being conscious of your budget.
Visit borestore.com/silver-series-drill-rod/ to learn more.
Article provided by McLaughlinOn a horizontal directional drill (HDD) site, selecting the right vacuum excavator for your needs can make or break your crew’s level of productivity. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for every excavation job, but a variety of options exist for the utility excavation market. Consider this checklist to help select the best model [...]
Among the most important factors that influence decisions to purchase one product over another is cost. Yet all too often buyers neglect to look past purchase price and dig deeper to uncover the not-so-obvious expenses. Such is the case for many trenchless contractors as they navigate their way through the process of acquiring a new [...]
This is a story about how the parking lot of a utility installation company became a key part of how it improved its productivity.That’s simplifying things a bit, but when underground construction company Berry It Inc. sought to eliminate waste from its operations, it targeted the layout of its home base in Kokomo, Indiana. It [...]
After an unexpected setback, the last thing the Boyers need is for jobsite hassles to slow them down. Good thing the Ultimate Crew has a few tricks up its sleeve to work smarter and help stay on schedule. Watch this episode of “Behind the Job” to see how the team utilizes Vermeer Projects and the [...]
Seasoned horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crews are confident in their abilities to bore through just about any ground condition. But there’s no denying that when they encounter rock, the job is more difficult. “The ground is so abrasive, and the margin of error is so narrow in rock. There’s not much forgiveness there,” says Chris Fontana, [...]
See how components of the Armor® drilling system, such as the Gauntlet™ bit, perform during successful completion of pilot bore, while the Vermeer fluted reamer and swivel work together to complete pullback in softer rock formations.
Ever wonder what’s going on underground when a bore is performed? See how horizontal directional drill tooling and steering techniques are essential to the successful completion of pilot bore and pullback.
Small holes and footprints, aggressive ground conditions and mobility all factor into tooling selectionThe underground construction industry is in the midst of another fiber boom that is not only keeping experienced contractors busy but also has drawn many new people into the installation business. No matter their level of experience, all horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractors would benefit from being more [...]
Horizontal directional drills are rugged machines designed to handle challenging situations. They are engineered to function in tough ground conditions and environments. Nonetheless, HDD rigs are still susceptible to the normal wear and tear that comes with any piece of hard-working equipment. When a contractor or operator inspects an HDD rig, one of the many checkpoints should be the drill [...]