Posted 9.27.2018

Which Rock Bit Can Handle the Job?

Drilling through rock can be challenging. Even if you think you know exactly what you’re getting into, there’s always a chance that you’ll hit a patch of material that is harder (or softer or stickier or cobble-ier) than you were expecting. When drilling through rock, the right HDD tool is the difference between an easy (well,

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Posted 7.26.2018

Why Should I Consider Non-OEM HDD Parts?

Just because you use Ditch Witch® or Vermeer® directional drills doesn’t mean you’ll be forced into using their parts. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are great at producing the standard equipment for the HDD industry, but are they the best choice for your ongoing HDD tooling needs? The answer might surprise you. Freedom to choose Many

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Posted 7.13.2018

A Legend in HDD Turns 80

When someone talks about the HDD segment of the trenchless technology industry, it’s impossible to not mention the name Dick Melsheimer. He’s been innovating great ideas to advance trenchless technology since he started working for his father at Melfred Welding & Manufacturing many years ago. Today is Dick’s 80th birthday and we’d like to share

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Posted 6.18.2018

Big Challenges Produce Breakthroughs in HDD Tooling

The breakthrough designs behind our HDD tools always emerge as a response to real challenges facing real HDD drillers. Whether it’s jumping down into the pit with a crew to check out a situation or talking to distributors who hear about difficult jobs day-in and day-out, all our tools are built to improve efficiency for

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Posted 5.18.2018

What the Wrong Tooling Will Cost You

Completing jobs efficiently and profitably is the top priority for any HDD driller. It’s tempting to cut corners or cobble together a “just good enough” solution in service of wrapping up a project fast and moving onto the next. However, wrong decisions regarding your HDD tools can come back to haunt you. Here are just

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