Working on a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) project and looking to improve productivity and profitability on the job site? Having the right equipment is key to maximizing your HDD projects. Here are the considerations you need to make when choosing the best drill pipe for the job.
Match the Drill to the Drill Pipe
For any underground project, you want to be sure that the drill and the drill pipe are well matched and are designed to work together. When a drill and a drill pipe are mismatched, you’re going to face trouble. For example, the drill can end up having too much or too little torque. When there is too little or too much torque, pipe can break or become loose more quickly, causing delays and unanticipated added costs to your HDD project. Consult your local Ditch Witch dealer, if you’re unsure or have any questions.
The Right Manufacturer
Thankfully, choosing the right manufacturer can help you ensure that your directional drill and drill pipe are designed to work together, maximizing the lifespan of your equipment and avoiding breakage. Ditch Witch, for example, carries a variety of directional drills with powerful drill pipes for sale, such as the JT10 Directional Drill.
You can add enhancements to your HDD equipment to help maximize profitability and productivity. The enhancement automatically sets the speed and feed during pipe makeup and breakdown. Coordinated drill-pipe makeup helps to increase the lifespan of your equipment by automating and simplifying key processes.
Want to maximize productivity and profitability even more? Some issues with underground projects include losing your tools downhole and pipe breakage. Forged pipes help mitigate both of these problems. Forged pipe has higher industry standards, making it stronger and more durable.
Ditch Witch forged pipe is enhanced further with indicator grooves that help you gauge wear and tear on the tool joint, helping to extend the life expectancy of the drill pipe past averages within the industry.
Your HDD Project Resource
Ditch Witch West is here to help you with all your directional drilling and HDD project needs. Reach out to us for a quote or to speak to one of our equipment specialists.