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Directional Drilling and Underground Thrusting 

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OUR EQUIPMENT

Our range of drills is outlined below.  From this we select the best type of drill and the best associated machinery and equipment to perform your installation. Click here to see some of our projects.
 
  Horizontal Directional Drills Year / Capacity
Watkins Rd 017-354

Ditch Witch AT30 All Terrain with Rockhead and Eagleclaw Ditch 

One of quickest drills in its class, less environmental impact, less disruption in urban areas, ours with cabin gives greater operator comfort. Advanced inner-rod design gives increased production in hard rock and difficult terrain.

2015

500mm dia max length 450m
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Ditch Witch 2020

With 20,000 lb pullback force and 17,000 lb of thrust, this drill has outstanding performance on a range range of installations. Its efficient turbo-charged engine produces less noise, its controls are conveniently located for the operator and its high fluid flows enable longer utility installations and better performance.

2012

250mm dia max length 200m

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American Augers DD440T (200 tonne)

The DD 440T is a track mounted, surface launched, fluid assisted, mechanical directional drilling system that combines optimum power with jobsite mobility.

2008

1200mm dia max length 1000m
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Astec DD - 3238 Drill

Reliable 125HP turbo-charged John Deere 4045T engine, with 32,000 pounds of pullback force

2005

630mm dia max length 500m
Reuben D80-912

Vermeer Directional Drill (80x100A)

This directional boring machine has capabilities to match most ground conditions, with 80,000 pounds of pullback force.

1999

900mm dia max length 800m
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Vermeer Directional Drill (50x100A)

This machine has the capability of installing pipelines up to 24 inches in diameter, and has 23 tonne of pullback force.

1997

700mm dia max length 600m
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Ditch Witch Jet Track 1720

8 tonne pullback force

2000

300mm dia max length 150m
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Ditch Witch Jet Track 820

3 tonne pullback force

2005

200mm dia max length 70m
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Ditch Witch Jet Track 860

Compact, guided boring system for bores distances of 600 feet or more, its rubber track undercarriage provides sure-footed traction over uneven or soft terrain.

1995

500mm dia max length 500m
 

Ditchwitch JT440

1.9 tonne pullback force

2008

150mm dia max length 70m
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Ditchwitch JT215

This dry-bore system is fast and strong yet flexible, when boring through a wide variety of compactible soils.

1990

100mm dia max length 70m

About Us

As a long standing member of the "no-dig" community, Smythe Contractors endeavours to reach new levels of service to our customers through positive relationships and a strong collaborative approach - always discussing the best solution - from the design phase through preparation, through to the pipe installation.
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Mobile: 027 476 3067

Email: david@smythecon.com