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Directional Boring Equipment

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Find the latest offerings from manufacturers of directional boring equipment, or horizontal directional drills (HDD).

Directional boring equipment includes boring machines, horizontal drilling machines, and other directional boring equipment. These machines are used in underground construction, where a drill bit penetrates the ground in preparation for installing utility lines.

Horizontal drilling machines allow users to do the underground work without excavating and using heavy machinery such as an excavator. Ground level disturbance is minimized.

Operators of horizontal directional drilling equipment control the bit by rotating it. The rotation can be adjusted to control direction, enabling it to maneuver around underground obstacles. Water is used to ease passage of the bit, which results in muddy spoil that must be managed.