When it comes to HDD, everyone plays an important role in mitigating damage—from utility locating professionals to equipment manufacturers. However, one of the most thorough steps in the process toward mitigating damage and risk is exposing utilities. This is done for a few key reasons.
Locating and identifying underground utilities and hazards is key to prevent strikes and mitigate damage.
While it truly takes a village to keep HDD crews safe, the first step to limiting risk and damage is a well prepared jobsite.
The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, introduced the new MT9 microtrencher attachment, designed to improve productivity and to reduce the cost-per-foot on small fiber jobsites.
Fiber deployments across North America are on the rise as individuals and businesses clamor for high-speed and more reliable access to the Internet to placate their Netflix needs or to conduct day-to-day business in today’s digital world.
Microtrenching system helps operators boost productivity and reduce costs on the job To help power and fiber-optic cable contractors reliably and efficiently use microtrenching for cable installation, Ditch Witch® has introduced the MT26 microtrencher. The attachment is part of a complete microtrenching system, along with the Ditch Witch RT80 ride-on trencher and HX75 vacuum excavator. […]
Internet users are demanding instantaneous, high-speed internet connections more than ever. Due to this growing trend, fiber installation is rapidly increasing as carriers scramble to bring fiber-optic cable connections directly to homes, businesses, government facilities and educational institutions across the country.
As the great fiber build-out continues, municipalities across the country are taking advantage of increased connectivity to invest in a growing technology sector. Some of today’s most innovative startups and companies are not located in Silicon Valley. Instead, areas like Austin, Texas, have become a hub for the technology industry.
Working on compact jobsites with existing utilities can be difficult. That is why more and more landscapers are turning to vacuum excavators for a variety of green industry tasks.
The game changed 25 years ago for the horizontal directional drilling industry with the introduction of a dual-pipe, rock drilling package.