September 28, 2010

The newest addition of the HammerHead Mole piercing tool products, Catamount Active Head easy-start tools feature “smart head” technology that eliminates the need for a mechanical spring, which is a common source of failure in trenchless tool designs, according to HammerHead manufacturer Earth Tool Company. The Catamount design takes full advantage of reciprocating head technology by increasing production in both tough and softer soils while, at the same time, reducing tool swim at any operating pressure. This also allows easy starting for the new 2.5-, 3- and 4.375-inch tools, regardless of air pressure level. Catamount piercing tools feature the patented Power Port quarter-turn reverse mechanism, which pneumatically locks into forward and reverse to prevent accidental direction change during the bore.