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Underground Construction Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) or Boring

Directional Drilling Tracks Trenchless Drilling- The International Society for Trenchless Technology defines trenchless technology as "any techniques, processes or procedures, including the equipment, machines and materials involved, which minimizes or eliminates the need for surface excavation or reduces environmental damage or reduces the associated costs for underground work."
Directional boring, commonly called horizontal directional drilling or HDD, is a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipes, conduits and cables in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path by using a surface launched drilling rig, with minimal impact on the surrounding area. Directional boring is used when trenching or excavating is not practical. Directional boring minimizes environmental disruption. It is suitable for a variety of soil conditions and jobs including road, landscape and river crossings. Installation lengths up to 6,500 (2,000m) have been completed, and diameters up to 56" (1,200mm) have been installed in shorter runs. Pipes can be made of materials such asPVC, polyethylene, Ductile iron, and steel if the pipes can be pulled through the drilled hole.The drilling begins with the set-up of the equipment needed to complete the bore. The first step is to view the geological surroundings and see if boring is an option. Boring is not suggested if there are voids in the rock or incomplete layers of rock. The best material is solid rock or sedimentary material. Soils with cobble stone is not recommended. There are different type of heads used in the pilot hole process and they depend on the geological material.
The equipment used in a directional drill operation depends on the size of the pipe, length of the run, and surrounding locations. For the large bores, a 100,000 pound pulling power drill is used with a reclaimer, excavator, and multiple pumps and hoses to move the fluid. The drilling steel is a 3-in. diameter pipe with male and female threads. The head of the operation comes in multiple designs and depends on the rock or soil being penetrated. The drilling head has multiple water ports to allow removal of material. A talon bit involves the diamond tipped cutters. These allow for steering and cutting the material. Another head is a mud-motor which is used in rocky landscapes.

Rubbertrax, Inc. offers the following tracks in these models:

    10,000 lbs - 20,000 lbs
  • Ditch Witch JT1220 Mach I
  • Astec DD-1416C
  • Vermeer D16x20 Series II
    30,000 lbs to 40,000 lbs
  • Ditch Witch JT3020 All Terrain
  • Ditch Witch JT3020 Mach 1
  • Astec DD-3238C
  • Vermeer D36x50 Series II
    40,000 lbs to 55,000 lbs
  • Astec DD-4045
  • Ditch Witch JT4020 All Terrain
  • Ditch Witch JT4020 Mach I
    55,000 lbs to 75,000 lbs
  • American Augers DD-6
    75,000 lbs to 100,000 lbs
  • Vermeer D80x100 Series II
  • American Augers DD-9014
    100,000 lbs to 200,000 lbs
  • Ditch Witch JT100
  • Vermeer D100x120 Series II
    200,000 lbs to 500,000 lbs
  • America Augers BD-500
  • Vermeer D330x500
  • American Augers DD-440
  • American Augers DD-440T
    500,000 lbs +
  • Vermeer D500x500
  • American Augers DD-625
  • Vermeer D750x900
  • American Augers DD-880
  • Vermeer D100x900
  • American Augers DD-1100
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