September 2014, Vol. 69, No. 9

Equipment Spotlight

Equipment Spotlight: Reamers & Hole Openers

Reamers and hole openers by Railhead Underground Products, Atlas Copco Secoroc, Vermeer, Terra-Bore, Ditch Witch, Horizontal Technology,
Radius HDD Tools, INROCK, American Augers and Melfred Borzall.

Railhead Underground Products
Extreme conditions require EXTReam Reamers. The success of the 8-, 12- and 16-inch EXTReam has led Railhead to the 6 inch and 10 inch EXTReam reamers. Now available in 5 sizes from 6- to 16-inch diameter. Connections are available for virtually every drill. The newly designed 6-, 8- and 10-inch EXTReam Reamers are built with an API pin and box with a removable pulling eye at the back of the reamer. This allows the user to quickly hook up many configurations. 817.594.6663,

Atlas Copco Secoroc
The Klaw hole opener from Atlas Copco Secoroc is a one-piece 4140 alloy steel bit body provides complete blade and body strength. Stabilizer pads center the hole opener in the pilot bore, and cutter locations and bit features are CNC machined to meet exact design specifications and ensure product repeatability. The Klaw hole opener provides higher penetration rates, efficient cleaning of bore, smoother drilling and longer lasting bits. 800.732.6762,

 width= features more than 1,100 products in all categories of tooling and accessories, including Firestick drill rod, rock tooling, reamers, electronics, geothermal tooling and more. Various shipping options are also available including local dealer pickup, direct ship – even overnight delivery – to ensure customers receive products quickly. BORESTORE products are backed by Vermeer local dealership support. 888.837.6337,

Terra-Bore PDC Back Reamers are designed for solid hard rock formations. The Terra-Bore PDC reamers are built from solid machined bar stock heat treated alloy steel. No welds to fail. Standard carbide wear buttons to allow pushing the reamer back through the hole. The multiple wing design assures smooth cutting and pullback. Currently available in 8-, 10- and 12-inch cut size, larger sizes are available upon request. Standard API box by box construction makes for easy connection to any standard crossover. PDC reamers are manufactured completely in the U.S. with domestic diamonds and carbide. 609.859.3300,

Ditch Witch
The Ditch Witch Rockmaster bit provides long-lasting performance, leading to greater productivity and efficiency on any directional drilling job. Engineered to fit Ditch Witch All Terrain rock drills and Vermeer rock drills, the Rockmaster bit features patented carbide disc shirttail protection, and proven bearing technology to increase ROI and provide superior performance in hard rock conditions. The Rockmaster is currently available at a special introductory price, starting at $1763. 800.645.6481,

Horizontal Technology
The RockReamer’s unique design minimizes on-site inventory, lowering cost. Using the RockReamer means no more downtime waiting on new tools/cutters when the need to push ream occurs. It pushes or pulls with the same body and cutters, and one body opens to six sizes. Increased on-bottom rotating time minimizes cutter cost and trip time. Cutters and arms are easily changed in the field without torches and welders. 888.556.5511,

Radius HDD Tools
Keep your hard rock HDD projects on schedule! Radius now offers a complete line of split bit hole openers in stock and available for same day shipping. Radius hole openers are designed to offer you maximum production in some of the hardest rock conditions and are built to last. And Radius still offers custom hole openers built to your specific requirements as well. To view the company’s complete line of HDD tools and supplies including blades, housings, rock tools, subs and reamers, visit the website or call for a full line catalog. 855.471.2771,

INROCK’s XTR Extreme Reamer is the only HDD reaming platform (body design) with interchangeable cutters covering the full spectrum of rock formations encountered in HDD drilling applications. This product line has been expanded with the launch of INROCK’s new patented XTR-S Extreme Reamer featuring a proprietary, field interchangeable cutter design allowing drillers to easily change cutters, both tungsten carbide insert (TCI) and milled tooth (MT) on job site, in minutes, without any welding. XTR-S cutters, manufactured by INROCK, incorporate “state of the science” sealed bearing system design features, propriety cutting structure, and a unique, patented cutter retention system. 713.69.5600,

American Augers
From 18 inches to 34 inches, the Hole Opener by American Augers is the much needed HDD jobsite tool when conducting reaming or pre-reaming operation through intrusive hard soils or rock formations. Features include excellent flow characteristics, cutting ability and low torque due to rolling cutters. 419.869.7107,

Melfred Borzall
The Tornado reamer is available in sizes from 6-, 8-, 10- and 12 inches. Larger sizes are available upon request. The blades are precisely angled and placed for efficient cutting and mixing action. Carbide cutter blocks aggressively chew through the ground while shark-tooth pre-cutters ensure clearance for main cutters and protect welds. Water ports are placed under each blade to avoid balling up. Hardfacing is along the top edges of each blade for reamer longevity. 800.833.1252,

Sharewell HDD Services
Sharewell’s heavy-duty LTX series of Lo-Torque Hole Opener is ideal for pipeline projects. The field replaceable cutters are available in IADC TCI type 5, 7 or 8 and in mill tooth style. Each body can open four different hole sizes, and the larger cutters have big sealed bearings for longer downhole life. With only the cutters contacting the formation, less torque is required to operate the tool. 281.288.2560,

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