April 1, 2008
PERRY, Oklahoma â€” The Ditch Witch organization has introduced a new line of pneumatic piercing tools, Pierce Airrow II, which are designed to perform short- to medium-range compaction boring projects, pipe ramming and pushing, and pipe pulling.
Strength and simplicity are the keys to these tools™ productivity. Each modelâ€”there are seven in all, ranging from 2.25â€ to 4.25â€ (57-108 mm) outside diameter, with or without threaded headsâ€”is constructed of single-piece, high-quality Aircraft quality steel that contains high amounts of nickel and is heat-treated to be extremely durable. And because these tools have fewer moving parts than the competition, they require less maintenance units that promise years of reliable service.
Everything about these tools is designed for outstanding efficiency,â€ says Kevin Smith, CMW product manager. Their unique striker design, for example, enables the tools to flex when they encounter a buried obstacle. The highly machined tool does not require wear rings that would require the tool to be disassembled more often for maintenance. These and other design features help Pierce Airrow II piercing tools give you more blows per minute than the competitionâ€”in some cases, as many as 100 more blowsâ€”so you can work faster and get more accomplished.â€
Other Pierce Airrow II features and benefits include tapered buttress thread joints (like drill pipe) that ensure positive locking and maximize strength at all threaded connections; a Nord-Lock® securing system that reinforces joints that are subject to extreme vibration or dynamic loads; and a ¼ turn reverse mechanism.
Optional equipment for Pierce Airrow II piercing tools includes nose expanders and replaceable heads that increase the diameter of the bore hole, and clamp-on rear expanders and tail adapters for pulling in PVC pipe or other material behind the tool.
The Ditch Witch organization specializes in the design and manufacture of high-quality underground construction equipment. The company is a one-stop source for trenchers, vibratory plows, pneumatic piercing tools, backhoes, electronic tracking and locating tools, horizontal directional drilling systems, drill pipe, downhole tools, vacuum excavation systems, excavator-tool carriers, and mini skid steers.
All of these products are recognized around the world for their advanced design, rugged construction, long-term durability, ease of use, and reliability. This product line represents the most complete range of equipment for installing utilities underground.
The Ditch Witch name is one you can trust for your equipment and financial needs. Ditch Witch Financial Services (DWFS) is a full-service provider, offering a wide variety of finance and lease options to meet your individual requirements.
Ditch Witch Pierce Airrow II piercing tools offer effective trenchless solutions for a wide range of underground construction professionals, including utility and general contractors, municipality workers, and telecommunications contactors. For more information, call 800-654-6481 or visit ditchwitch.com.