How to avoid an electrical strike when operating a directional drill, and what to do if a strike occurs.
JT10 Directional Drill
The new Ditch Witch JT10 horizontal directional drill (HDD) boasts unbeatable power in a compact, yet sturdy frame for easy transportation and improved maneuverability on tight jobsites. Powered by a Tier 4, 66-hp (49-kW) Deutz® diesel engine, the machine is the most powerful drill in its class. It offers 10,000 lbs (44 kN) of pullback force, providing the advanced strength and power of bigger drills, combined with the simplicity and easy operation of a compact machine. An innovative design incorporates advanced features of larger drill machines, including a heavy-duty anchor system, open-top vise wrenches and integrated remote display. A redesigned operator's station smooths operation with a single joystick and is equipped with an ergonomic traversing seat for increased jobsite visibility and comfortability on the job.
Powered by a Tier 4, 66-hp (49 kW) Deutz® diesel engine, the JT10 is the most powerful drill in its class. A Tier 4i option is available for less regulated countries.
For maximum strength and durability, the JT10 provides 1,100 ft·lb (2066.7 Nm) of rotational torque.
The engine is air-cooled and quiet for simplified maintenance and longer operation.
The JT10 comes standard with a 16-gpm mud pump or an optional 20-gpm mud pump, for better mud flow and performance, allowing operators to jet and complete larger-diameter reams on smaller jobsites.
An onboard fluid tank holds 40 gal of fresh water, providing additional fluid for short bores and easy cleanup. It also allows operators to effectively drill in tight spaces where an additional fluid mixer wouldn’t fit.
The JT10 holds 324 ft (98.8 m) of drill pipe onboard to improve productivity and allow operators to finish virtually any utility installation job.
The JT10 has the quickest cycle times in its drill class. The machine’s slow zone is shortened increasing cycle times and allowing operators to put more pipe in the ground faster.
The JT10 is equipped with a heavy-duty anchor system and integrated remote tracking display—features usually only seen on larger drill units.
The JT10 is the shortest drill in its class, giving it the ability to effortlessly maneuver in tight jobsites.
Small, compact machine is easy to transport form jobsite to jobsite with a rear ignition for faster jobsite setup.
A field-proven rack-and-pinion thrust drive with a welded-on double rack reduces operator maintenance, increases reliability and improves sturdiness.
The machine’s open-top vise wrenches are angled toward the operator for an excellent view of the tool joint and require no daily maintenance.
With no grease zerks and easy access to all service points, maintenance is simplified on the JT10, helping to keep the machine out of the shop and on the job.
The drill pipe lubrication system is a standard feature allowing operators to drill for longer periods of time and improve uptime.
A newly designed operator's station is equipped with an ergonomic traversing seat, positioning the operator near the center of the pipe rack for easy-to-reach pipe handling.
The new ergonomic seat is designed to reduce operator strain and keep the operator comfortable for long hours on a job.
An advanced operator display provides a clear view into all engine diagnostics for boosted performance and productivity.
The JT10 is equipped with a single joystick for quicker and smoother operation, freeing a hand for operators to focus on other tasks, including controlling mud flow and jobsite communication.
As with all Ditch Witch equipment, the JT10 is backed by a worldwide network of dealerships you can count on for unmatched commitment to your success. From genuine Ditch Witch parts to factory-trained service and expert advice, your Ditch Witch dealership is your trusted partner.
|Spindle speed, max||186 rpm|
|Spindle torque, max||1,100 ft·lb||1491 N·m|
|Thrust force||9,000 lb||40 kN|
|Pullback force||9,000 lb||40 kN|
|Thrust travel speed||188 fpm||57 m/min|
|Pullback travel speed||188 fpm||57 m/min|
|Bore diameter, min||3 in||76 mm|
|Ground travel speed|
|Forward||2.3 mph||3.7 km/hr|
|Reverse||1.5 mph||2.4 km/hr|
|Power (Tier 4)|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Displacement||199 in3||3.3 L|
|Bore||3.7 in||95 mm|
|Stroke||4.5 in||115 mm|
|Manufacturer's gross power rating||66 hp||49 KW|
|Rated speed||2,200 rpm|
|Emissions compliance||EPA Tier 4||EU Stage IIIB|
|Power (Tier 4i)|
|Cooling medium||Integrated oil|
|Number of cylinders||4|
|Displacement||189 in3||3.1 L|
|Bore||3.7 in||94 mm|
|Stroke||4.4 in||112 mm|
|Manufacturer's gross power rating||53.5 hp||39.9 kW|
|Rated speed||2,300 rpm|
|Emissions compliance||EPA Tier 4i||EU Stage IIIA|
|Height||74 in||1.9 m|
|Length||146 in||3.7 m|
|Width||48 in||1.2 m|
|Angle of approach||18°|
|Angle of departure||18°|
|Drilling unit operating mass (water tank empty, 50 drill pipes, T4)||7,120 lb||3,230 kg|
|Drilling unit operating mass (water tank full, 50 drill pipes, T4)||7,380 lb||3,350 kg|
|Drilling unit operating mass (water tank empty, 50 drill pipes, T4i)||6,750 lb||3,060 kg|
|Drilling unit operating mass (water tank full, 50 drill pipes, T4i)||7,100 lb||3,220 kg|
|Drilling Fluid System (On board)|
|Pressure, max||750 psi||52 bar|
|Flow, max||16 gpm||60.57 l/min|
|Hydraulic reservoir||18 gal||68 L|
|Fuel tank||18 gal||68 L|
|Length of drill pipe, nominal||72 in||1.8 m|
|Diameter of drill pipe, tool joint end||2 in||51 mm|
|Diameter of drill pipe||1.6 in||40 mm|
|Bend radius, min||82 ft||25 m|
|Weight of drill pipe, lined||29 lb||13 kg|
|Battery (Tier 4)|
|SAE reserve capacity rating||195 min|
|SAE cold crank rating @ 0°F (-18°C)||950 amps|
|Battery (Tier 4i)|
|SAE reserve capacity rating||165 min|
|SAE cold crank rating @ 0°F (-18°C)||875 amps|
|Specifications are general and subject to change without notice. If exact measurements are required, equipment should be weighed and measured. Due to selected options, delivered equipment may not necessarily match that shown.|
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