By Katie Weiler, Managing Editor | September 28, 2010

AstecAstec introduced the DD-65 and DD-1215 compact directional drills with 6,000 and 12,000 pounds of push/pull, respectively, and 500 and 1,500 ft.-lbs. of rotary torque. Each has rack-and-pinion carriage drive. The DD-65 is 10 feet by 35.5 inches for maneuvering close to housing for fiber-to-the-home installations. The DD-1215 drills 120 feet per minute.