McLaughlin Steerable Rock System
McLaughlin’s Steerable Rock System for auger boring navigates solid rock and difficult fractured rock conditions. Engineered to operate in rock up to 25,000 psi, it has an open-faced design that allows fractured rock to be pulled into the cutting head where it is crushed or swallowed, creating a consistent path. The system of both disc cutters and rock picks work to navigate varying rock conditions. The SRS utilizes a fully rotational turntable eliminating the need for a single main bearing that can seize up and freeze the head. 800/435-9340; www.mclaughlinunderground.com.
Felling Trailers Blackwood decking
Felling Trailers added Blackwood lumber to its trailer options. The lumber starts with treated Southern yellow pine and each board has 1/4 inch milled out of the topside. Once milled, the rubber from reground tires is infused into the boards 6 mm thick. The rubber is above flush with the surface of the lumber so the rubber always makes the first contact with equipment. The rubber doesn’t fade or crack, doesn’t stain and can be easily cleaned with water. 800/245-2809; www.felling.com.
Ditch Witch MT16 microtrencher
The MT16 microtrencher from Ditch Witch is designed to cut narrow trenches 1/2 to 2 inches wide and up to 16 inches deep. An integrated hydraulic accumulator maintains constant pressure on the saw frame for sharper-edged cuts and improved spoils removal. An infinitely variable hydraulic plunge feature eliminates manual adjustment of the trencher by providing variable depth control from 0 to 16 inches. The unit’s frame swings up to 6 degrees in each direction, enabling operators to cut on a street corner or around a cul-de-sac. 800/654-6481; www.ditchwitch.com.
HammerHead Roughneck R200 air hammer
The Roughneck R200 from HammerHead Trenchless Equipment is a 2-inch rock hammer engineered specifically for horizontal drilling applications. It is designed to expand the capabilities of small utility drills allowing 7,000- to 10,000-ton class directional drills to drill through solid rock as well as other difficult soil conditions. The R200 drills a 3.125-inch pilot hole and has electronically controlled airflow that can be adjusted on the fly. 800/331-6653; www.hammerheadtrenchless.com.
Muncie Power Products rear-mount PTO
The RS6S-P89M Series rear-mount power take-off from Muncie Power Products features an integral hydraulic mount for structural support of hydraulic pumps up to 60 pounds without additional transmission support. It has a bending moment limit of 29.5 ft-lbs maximum and is a solenoid-activated, mechanical shift PTO. It is available with direct mount or companion flange output options. 800/367-7867; www.munciepower.com.