JT5 Ditch Witch

An agile & powerful directional drill.



Do you need to install utilities on a tight jobsite?

We have the ideal compact rig with the right amount of thrust and pull-back for shallow installations of cable, fibre, and water systems up to 46m in length beneath roads, driveways, footpaths, sensitive landscaping, and other surface obstacles. 

JT5 Horizontal Directional Drill

Specially designed for shallow installations – cable, fibre and water systems up to 46m in length. Get beneath roads, driveways, footpaths, sensitive landscaping, and other surface obstacles. 

1. Compact and manoeuvrable

JT5 fits through a 910mm gate: at 3.1m long, it can be set up on the street with minimal traffic disruption.

2. Ergonomic design

Ergonomic operator’s station features a stationary seat, automatic fluid shutoff control and easy visibility of the remote display.

3. Drill pipe bend radius

Specially designed drill pipe has an aggressive bend radius so you can successfully install utilities around structures.

4. Convenient lubrication system

Convenient, electrically operated lubrication system helps maximise the life of pipe joints and increase productivity.

5. Heavy-duty anchor system

Heavy-duty anchor system keeps the JT5 secure during operation, reduces wear on pipe threads and enables better alignment of pipe during makeup.

6. System to centre pipe

Open-top vise wrenches are designed to centre the pipe better every time and provide an excellent view of the tool joint.

7. Low maintenance & Reliable

Field-proven rack-and-pinion thrust drive designed for low maintenance and reliability.

8. hood removable for easy access

Hood removes easily for access to engine and service points.

Get beneath roads, driveways, footpaths, sensitive landscaping, and other surface obstacles.

Contact us today to book the JT5