DTH HAMMER SUITABLE FOR DEEP-HOLE WELLS AND GEOTHERMAL Rockmore International has added the ROK 550T to its T Series down-the-hole (DTH) hammer line. The tubeless Rockmore T Series DTH hammers use drill bits with industry- standard shank connections without the imbedded plastic blow tube/foot valve. The ROK 550T is a 127 mm (5 in.) class hammer model that uses the industry-standard QL5/QL50 bit shank, but with the blow tube and foot valve removed. With high-performance drilling characteristics rated for drilling 140 to 152 mm (5.5 to 6 in.) diameter holes, the hammer is suitable for blasthole mining and construction applications and for drilling of deep-hole water wells and geothermal systems. The ROK 550T hammer uses Rockmore’s patented SonicFlow technology, whic helps increase airflow by simplifying and streamlining the air paths to minimize back flow and turbulence, thus delivering more energy to the piston. www.rockmore-intl.com SUBMERSIBLE TURBINE PUMPS FLEXIBLE, CUSTOMIZABLE Goulds Water Technology’s line of submersible turbine pumps features hydraulic coverage that delivers the pump head and capacity a system requires, while maximizing the efficiency and extending pump life. The company’s submersible turbine models feature a pump design that may be easily configured as a multistage assembly to provide flexibility in initial pump selection and future system modifications. They contain abrasion- resistant, thickwall, cast-iron bowls and 316SS investment cast stainlesssteel impellers to ensure a wide range of hydraulic coverage and durability. The turbine models can be customized based on the pump’s application and the pump units are available in a wide range of metallurgies to meet the needs of different environments. All models are NSF/ANSI 61 and 372 certified to comply with safe potable water regulations. When bundled with a motor and a drive up to 450 horsepower, the pumps are eligible for a three-year product warranty. goulds.com/turbinepumps HD BACK REAMERS INCREASE PRODUCTIVE DRILLING INTO ROCK Rock Monster HD back reamers from Ditch Witch are designed to help horizontal directional drilling operators improve drilling performance in hard-rock conditions. The new back reamers are equipped with the company’s patent-pending EdgeGuard protection to increase the life of the reamer, reduce replacement costs and keep crews profitable. This design incorporates strategic placement of tungsten carbide discs on critical areas of the bit shirttail, giving operators an advantage over hardfacing and tungsten carbide inserts, the company said in a news release. Other innovations, including High Energy Tumbling inserts, improve cutting structure life through increased fracture toughness and wear resistance, helping to extend the usable life of the back reamers. “Operators continue to drill in ever-challenging terrain, making the durability of their downhole tools a critical component to a successful job,” said Jeff Davis, Ditch Witch product manager for HDD tooling and drill pipe, in the release. The back reamers include a full-coverage cutting structure to maximize weight on the bit, providing better performance in rock. They are designed with interchangeable nozzles in multiple sizes so that operators can customize fluid-flow specifications to specific drilling conditions. They are compatible in rock applications with current Ditch Witch HDD rigs and available in five different sizes: 10 in. x 4 cutters, 12 in. x 4 cutters, 14 in. x 4 cutters, 14 in. x 5 cutters and 16 in. x 5 cutters. www.ditchwitch.com HERON INTRODUCES DUAL FUNCTION WATER TAPE2 Heron Instruments has a water level meter to tackle every project and meet every budget. The company has expanded and improved the quality of its water-monitoring instruments while maintaining competitive pricing, the company said in a press release. To complement its fourfunction Dipper-T, Skinny Dipper and robust Dipper- Tough, Heron has added a new compact Little Dipper2 and dual function Dipper-T2 and given the Water Tape2 dual-function capability. To protect your investment, a carry case is always included. www.heroninstruments.com GEOTECHNICAL DRILL OFFERS DEPTH CONTROL WITH AUTOMATIC HAMMER The Lone Star LST1G+HDA Geotechnical Drill from Little Beaver provides engineers and soil technicians with a precise and easy-to-operate drilling solution for standard penetration tests and soil sampling in nearly any soil. Lone Star designed the drill to address growing demand for automatic hammers that deliver improved depth control compared to manual hammers. The LST1G+HDA comes standard with a 140- pound automatic safety hammer. The heavy-duty rig is mounted on a manoeuvrable, single-axle trailer that can be towed behind a small or standard sized truck. The LST1G+HDA is capable of drilling 152.4 mm (6 in.) boreholes down to 30.48 m (100 ft.). The drill can also be used with Little Beaver’s split spoon samplers and AWJ drilling rod for obtaining core samples or conducting geotechnical testing and environmental soil sampling. Little Beaver offers several auger options to adapt to varying applications. Solid stem augers are available in 3 to 8 in. diameters and hollow stem augers are available in 6 and 8-inch diameters. The hollow stem augers, which can drill to 60 feet, feature a 2.75- or 3.75 in. internal diameter for collecting samples without risking contamination from surrounding soil. The LST1G+HDA’s standard configuration allows for dry auger boring with the use of a solid or hollow stem auger. The drill is also capable of mud rotary boring using an optional mud pump, swivel and bit. A 27-horsepower Kohler EFI gas engine powers the drill, which includes a 3,000- psi hydraulic system. The 3,000 lb. unit is mounted on a rugged yet lightweight single-axle trailer equipped with a 2 in. hitch, levelling jacks and spare tire. For improved manoeuvrability, the company offers a specially designed frame for mounting the unit to a one-ton flatbed truck. www.lonestardrills.com KEY DEALER PROGRAM HELPS CONTRACTORS ON THE BUSINESS SIDE Franklin Electric wants to help water-well contractors and pump product dealers run their businesses smarter. The company’s Key Dealer Program provides a suite of services to help contractors distinguish themselves from their competition and elevate their business. These services range from peace of mind through product protection, professional development and marketability. Specific services include a website builder, Google AdWords marketing, Facebook setup and support, directory listing, scholarship aid, and homeowner referrals. For example, the Google AdWords marketing service uses standard online advertising methods to promote businesses on relevant Google searches with ads developed by Franklin Electric experts to drive customers to contractors’ websites. keydealer.franklinwater.com NUMA RELEASES NEW PATRIOT 60 AND 65 HAMMERS Numa, a manufacturer of DTH hammers and bit technology, has released a new generation of Patriot 60 and Patriot 65 hammers. Based upon advanced engineering and driller input, both hammers provide increased reliability, enhanced performance, and faster penetration rates than previous versions. The Patriot 60 hammer is suited for water well, construction, oil and gas, utility, quarry, and mining drilling applications where contractors are not looking to run a heavyduty version. The hammer features a reversible case and operates at a higher pressure than the previous generation. Tests have proven the hammer has a higher BPM and drills consistently against back pressures, like water in the hole, the company said in the release. The Patriot 60 has a 139 mm (5.5 in.) outside diameter and runs QL60 shank bits capable of drilling holes 152 to 222 mm (6 to 8¾ in.) in diameter. The Patriot 65 is a heavy-duty hammer designed specifically for the quarry, mining, and construction industries where ground conditions warrant. The hammer has a thicker, reversible case. www.numahammers.com For more new products, visit www.groundwatercanada.com
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