Ditch Witch boosts uptime for HDD units, keeps drill head electronics cooler
The new Ditch Witch PowerHouse XD housing allows Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) operators to keep their machines up and running and operating at its maximum efficiency.
The new HDD tool optimizes fluid flow to ensure spoils are removed properly, and is designed to ensure the beacon does not overheat and lose functionality.
Additionally, the fluid nozzles at the front of the housing have been recessed for greater protection against harsh conditions which increases durability and helps keep the electronics within the housing in good working order. As an added layer of protection, every Ditch Witch housing also comes with a Beacon Buddy, which allows additional fluid to flow to cool electronics if they get too hot.
"In direct response to customer feedback, the rear lid pin has been removed, which reduces the hardware required on a jobsite and the likelihood of stress fractures in a critical, high-stress area," said Josh Kennedy, Ditch Witch HDD pipe and tooling product manager. "Instead, the updated housing design only uses a lid pin and retainer pin, leaving no threads to come loose."