Directional Drilling

Directional drilling

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is a trenchless method of installing underground pipelines, cables, and service conduit.

We have a Ditch Witch directional drill suitable for every job. We complete installation in small urban areas with housing restrictions, general longitudinal work such as under road crossings, and we have the correct drill to tackle tougher jobs, dealing with much harsher terrain.

Our trenchless drilling diameter ranges from 15mm – 500mm.

We use a state-of-the-art GPR locator prior to engaging in any ground works. This gives us the confidence to ascertain any existing service cabling and ensures we maintain our goal of zero harm – zero strike.

In the most basic sense, we put the pipe in the ground, and aim to do so with as minimal disruption as possible.

Ditch Witch

The JT5 is designed for shallow installations of cable, fibre and water systems up to 150 feet (46 m) in length beneath roads, driveways, sidewalks, sensitive landscaping, and other surface obstacles. The JT5 is ideal for work in residential areas where there may be little room to work. No problem for the compact and powerful JT5 directional drill.

The Ditch Witch JT10 horizontal directional drill (HDD) boasts unbeatable power in a compact, yet sturdy frame for easy transportation and improved manoeuvrability on tight jobsites. The JT10 is deployed for drilling up to 100m and is perfect for our smaller projects including jobs under road crossings, tight situations, and urban Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) installation.

Ditch Witch

The JT20 tackles our general longitudinal work such as under road crossings. This powerful machine offers 17,000lb of thrust and 20,000lb of pullback force, delivering outstanding performance on a wide range of installations.

Clarke Underground

The JT30’s are our most powerful directional drills and are used for tackling the tougher jobs, dealing with much harsher terrain in all types of job conditions. This powerful machine is equipped with sufficient thrust and pullback force for efficient installation in tough soils.