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JT5 Directional Drill
In residential areas, new utility installations rarely miss an opportunity to throw a challenge your way. With the JT5 horizontal directional drill, you can proceed undaunted. The JT5 was designed specifically—with very specific customer input—for shallow installations of cable, fiber and water systems up to 150 feet (46 m) in length beneath roads, driveways, sidewalks, sensitive landscaping, and other surface obstacles. No room to work? No problem for the compact and powerful JT5 directional drill.
The JT5’s 24.8-hp (18.5-kW) Kubota® diesel engine has plenty of power for all machine functions.
With 4,100 lb (18.2 kN) of thrust and 5,000 lb (22.2 kN) of pullback, the JT5 is ideal for short-range utility installations.
The compact, maneuverable JT5 directional drill fits through a 36-inch (910-mm) yard gate; at 120 in (3.1 m) long, it can be set up on the street without blocking traffic.
Convenient, pedal-operated lubrication system helps maximize the life of pipe joints and increase productivity.
Hood removes easily for access to engine and service points, simplifying maintenance.
Innovative, heavy-duty anchor system keeps the JT5 secure during utility installation, reduces wear on pipe threads and enables better alignment of drill pipe during makeup.
Patented vise wrenches are designed to center the drill pipe better every time and provide an excellent view of the tool joint.
Specially designed drill pipe has a bend radius of up to 70 ft (21.3 m) and coarser, more durable threads so the pipe can level off at shallower depths.
Field-proven rack-and-pinion thrust drive for low maintenance and reliability.
Fuel tank is protected with a steel plate block and lock, for added security.
Ergonomic operator's station features a stationary seat, fluid-shutoff control and easy visibility of the remote display.
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|Spindle speed, max||195 rpm|
|Spindle torque, max||550 ft·lb||746 N·m|
|Carriage thrust travel speed||130 fpm||40 m/min|
|Carriage pullback travel speed||130 fpm||40 m/min|
|Thrust force||4,100 lb||18.2 kN|
|Pullback force||5,000 lb||22.2 kN|
|Bore diameter||2.5 in||63.5 mm|
|Backream diameter, soil dependent||4.5 in||114 mm|
|Ground travel speed|
|Forward/reverse||1.53 mph||2.46 km/h|
|Number of cylinders||3|
|Displacement||68.6 in3||1.12 L|
|Bore||3.07 in||78 mm|
|Stroke||3.09 in||78.5 mm|
|Manufacturer's gross power rating||24.8 hp||18.5 kW|
|Rated speed||3,000 rpm|
|Emissions compliance||EPA Tier 4|
|Length||120 in||3.1 m|
|Width||35.9 in||91.2 cm|
|Height||70 in||1.78 m|
|Weight||3,690 lb||1674 kg|
|Angle of approach||18°|
|Angle of departure||18°|
|Drilling Fluid System (On Board)|
|Pressure, max||750 psi||51.7 bar|
|Flow, max||5 gpm||18.9 l/min|
|Hydraulic reservoir||8 gal||30 L|
|Fuel tank||13 gal||49 L|
|UFE Drill Pipe|
|Length of drill pipe, nominal||59 in||1.5 m|
|Diameter of drill pipe, tool joint end||1.88 in||47.8 mm|
|Diameter of drill pipe||1.1 in||28 mm|
|Bend radius, min||70 ft||21.3 m|
|Weight of drill pipe||16 lb||7.25 kg|
|SAE reserve capacity rating||85 min|
|SAE cold crank rating @ 0°F (-18°C)||525 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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