Posted 3.19.2019

Get to Know Your Bits a Bit Better

When drilling your pilot shot, it’s tempting to throw the biggest, baddest bit in your toolshed onto your drill and call it a day. Inexact tooling choices might get the job done eventually—but will hamper productivity and expose your HDD tools to unnecessary wear and tear. Knowing what to look for before you begin drilling

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Posted 1.31.2019

What Does It Cost to Get into Rock Drilling?

Thinking of taking on a job that requires drilling through rock? Or maybe you’re on a job that has suddenly run into rock… Rock-specific HDD tooling solutions are about more than just buying the right bit. Rock drilling requires thinking big-picture about the full scope of needs that will enable you to tear through these

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Posted 1.3.2019

What We Learned in Our 70+ Years of HDD

We’ve been in the HDD business since the beginning. Our founder (and for some of us, our grandfather), Fred Melsheimer introduced the first horizontal directional drilling system in 1946. His goal: to help drillers be more productive and efficient. Since Day 1, we have never stopped putting the needs of drillers above all else as

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Posted 1.3.2019

2018: The Year We Pushed HDD Even Further

Last year was a banner year for innovation here at Melfred Borzall. Our engineers were busy designing and tweaking some exciting new HDD equipment that has finally made its way into the hands of drillers. We’d like to share the stories behind our breakthrough HDD tooling solutions from 2018.   FastBack innovation for drilling and

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Posted 12.17.2018

Sales & Marketing Tips for HDD Contractors—How to Win the Contract!

As a contractor, it’s a constant challenge to balance winning the work and doing the work. You can sometimes get caught up in a current HDD project and forget about sales and marketing to win the next project. The following are a few sales and marketing tips to ensure a steady flow of contract work:

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