Top 100: Hear That Drill?

September 28, 2010

Ditch Witch JT1220Listen close, and you might hear the Ditch Witch JT1220 Mach 1 horizontal directional drill at work. Or, maybe not. According to Ditch Witch, this new HDD is exceptionally quiet—a good machine for working at long stretches in residential areas. The unit is compact, has 12,000 pounds of pullback force, a rotational-torque rating of 1,400 pounds, and maximum spindle speed of 180 rpm. Features include rack-and-pinion thrust drive, cruise control, open-top vice wrenches and refined electronics. Estimated list price: $110,000 to $125,000.