In preparation for a release in December, Ditch Witch gave attendees at the ICUEE 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky a chance to see the new JT60 horizontal directional drill in person.
The new machine addresses the gap between its JT40 and JT100 HDDs offering 60,000 pounds of thrust and pullback. The company says it has heard from customers who wanted a little more power than the JT40's 40,000 pounds of thrust and pull, but didn't need (or want to lug around) a machine as large as the JT100.
And even though it has the benefit of a smaller footprint than its big brother, it still boasts 9,000 ft.-lbs. of torque, which is only 1,000 less than the JT100.
The all-terrain machine is powered by a 200-horsepower, Tier 4 interim Cummins diesel engine and Ditch Witch's patented two-pipe drilling system.
Other features include the heavy-duty, planetary-driven anchor system and an exclusive, dual-pivot drill frame allowing the entry angles you need without compromising stability while drilling.