Innovative JT20XP directional drill launched by Ditch Witch

Ditch Witch has released its new JT20XP horizontal directional drill (HDD) package, which features a JT20XP drill and XP44 mixing system.
Innovative JT20XP directional drill launched by Ditch Witch Innovative JT20XP directional drill launched by Ditch Witch Innovative JT20XP directional drill launched by Ditch Witch Innovative JT20XP directional drill launched by Ditch Witch Innovative JT20XP directional drill launched by Ditch Witch

The Ditch Witch Organization launches JT20XP directional drill

Duncan Moore

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Duncan Moore

"We designed the JT20XP package to complement the unique needs of HDD contractors in the mid-sized utility-installation space," said Seth Matthesen, Ditch Witch HDD category manager. "The JT20XP drill provides improved spindle torque and speed over its predecessor while delivering 56 per cent more mud flow than competitive units. It is matched by the XP44's superior mixing capabilities to offer a more productive solution for larger jobs while retaining a small, compact footprint."

Powered by a 74.5hp Tier-4 Deutz diesel engine, the JT20XP HDD maximises available horsepower for thrust and rotation. The drill delivers 14 per cent increased spindle torque over its predecessor and offers 10 per cent increased spindle speed than competitive units, allowing operators the ability to run downhole tooling at faster speeds for improved underground cutting.

With no grease zerks - a Ditch Witch exclusive - the JT20XP is easy to maintain for increased uptime. And, the environmentally friendly, Tier-4 engine requires no DEF, further simplifying maintenance.

Following a similar look and feel to all Ditch Witch drills, the JT20XP is equipped with a newly designed operator's station featuring ergonomic, adjustable seats to keep the operator comfortable for long hours on the job. And, an advanced, colour LCD display provides engine diagnostics and informational messages, including electronic strike indicators (ESID), helping operators stay aware of what is happening on, in and around the drill and job site.

The XP44 mixing system is equipped with a dedicated 44hp Tier 4 Yanmar diesel engine for superior mixing capabilities and drilling fluid delivery.

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