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JT20 & JT24 Directional Drills

Bringing lightning speed to your jobsite with the Ditch Witch JT20 and JT24 Directional Drills.
Whether you need the 24,000 lbs of thrust and pure power of the JT24 or the simple, compact design and superior maneuverability of the JT20, Ditch Witch has the right fit for your fiber job – from backbone to long haul installation.

JT20

JT20 Features and Benefits:

Rack-and-pinion design offers 20,000 lbs (89 kN) of pullback force for outstanding performance on a wide range of underground installations. Turbocharged with a 74.5-hp (55.6-kW) Tier-4 compliant Deutz® diesel engine, the JT20 requires no aftertreatment. The engine’s diesel oxidation catalyst replaces the muffler and decreases emissions.

The JT20 features an enhanced cooling system for improved air flow and increases usable horsepower for maximized downhole efficiency. Compact size offers greater productivity and maneuverability on residential and urban jobsites. Dual rear independent stabilizers enhance stability on uneven or rough terrain. 

Operator’s station features an ergonomic, adjustable seat to reduce operator strain and keep the operator comfortable for long hours on the job. The machine’s open-top vise wrenches are angled toward the operator for an excellent view of the tool joint, and they require no daily maintenance.

The JT20 directional drill and its drill pipe and downhole tooling are part of a complete horizontal directional drilling (HDD) system designed and manufactured by the Ditch Witch organization to work together with unbeatable efficiency.

As with all Ditch Witch equipment, the JT20 is backed by a worldwide network of dealerships you can count on for unmatched commitment to your success. From genuine Ditch Witch parts to factory-trained service and expert advice, your Ditch Witch dealership is your trusted partner.

JT20 Specs:
OPERATION US METRIC
Spindle speed, max 210 rpm
Spindle torque, max 2,200 ft/lb 2980 N/m
Carriage thrust travel speed 140 fpm 43 m/min
Carriage thrust pullback travel speed 140 fpm 43 m/min
Thrust force 17,000 lb 75.6 kN
Pullback force 20,000 lb 89 kN
Bore diameter 4 in 102 mm
Ground travel speed
Forward/reverse 3.2 mph 5.2 km/h
POWER US METRIC
Engine Deutz ® TD2.9L4
Fuel Diesel
Cooling medium Liquid
Injection Direct
Aspiration Turbocharged
Number of cylinders 4
Displacement 177 in3 2.9 L
Bore 3.62 in 92 mm
Stroke 4.33 in 110 mm
Manufacturer’s gross power rating 74 hp 55 kW
Rated speed 2,600 rpm
Emissions compliance EPA Tier 4 EU Stage IIIB
POWER US METRIC
Engine Deutz ® TD2.9L4
Fuel Diesel
Cooling medium Liquid
Injection Direct
Aspiration Turbocharged
Number of cylinders 4
Displacement 177 in3 2.9 L
Bore 3.62 in 92 mm
Stroke 4.33 in 110 mm
Manufacturer’s gross power rating 74 hp 55 kW
Rated speed 2,600 rpm
Emissions compliance EPA Tier 4i EU Stage IIIA
DIMENSIONS US METRIC
Length 207 in 5.26 m
Width 51.5 in 1.31 m
Height 90 in 2.29 m
Weight w/pipe 11,890 lb 5390 kb
Entry angle 10-14°
Angle of approach 18°
Angle of departure 18°
FLUID SYSTEM US METRIC
Pressure, max 1,000 psi 69 bar
Flow, max 35 gpm 132 l/min
FLUID CAPACITIES US METRIC
Hydraulic reservoir 19 gal 72 L
Fuel tank 30 gal 114 L
Engine oil w/filter 8.5 qt 8 L
Engine cooling system 4.6 gal 17 L
POWER PIPE ® HD US METRIC
Length of drill pipe, nominal 120 in 3.05 mm
Diameter of drill pipe, tool joint end 2.63 in 66.8 mm
Diameter of drill pipe 2.06 in 52.3 mm
Bend radius, min 107 ft 32 m
Weight of drill pipe, lined 67 lb 30.4 kg
POWER PIPE FORGED HD US METRIC
Length 120 in 3.05 m
Diameter of drill pipe, tool joint end 2.5 in 63.5 mm
Diameter of drill pipe 2.10 in 53.3 mm
Bend radius, min 109 ft 33.2 m
POWER PIPE FORGED HDXUSMETRIC
Length120 in3.05 m
Diameter of tool joint2.63 in66.8  mm
Diameter of drill pipe2.38 in60.5 mm
Bend radius, min123 ft37.5 m
BATTERY US METRIC
SAE reserve capacity rating 195 min
SAE cold crank rating @ 0°F (-18°C) 950 amps

JT24

JT24 Features and Benefits:

Equipped with a 101-gross-hp, Tier 4 Cummins® diesel engine, the JT24 provides unbeatable power. The JT24 utilizes dual thrust motors to provide 24,000 lbs of thrust and pullback, while still maintaining a small footprint. 

The machine is equipped with a maximum carriage speed of 216 fpm, which is five percent faster than competitive units. This feature decreases cycle times and increases uptime and jobsite productivity, so you can get more done. 

The JT24 offers an advanced wireless control, allowing you to set up the drill away from the operator’s station and includes options for single or dual-stick ground drive, allowing for more precise positioning of the drill.

Designed with a wider frame, the JT24 offers best-in-class stability, without compromising footprint. A real-time carriage-position indicator provides operators insight into the exact carriage position for increased productivity and intuitive operation. Features a simple, field-proven pipe-loading system with a lower center of gravity than competitive units.

As with all Ditch Witch equipment, the JT24 is backed by a worldwide network of dealerships you can count on for unmatched commitment to your success. From genuine Ditch Witch parts to factory-trained service and expert advice, your Ditch Witch dealership is your trusted partner.

JT24 Specs:
OPERATION US METRIC
Spindle speed, max 225 rpm
Spindle torque, max 3,000 ft/lb 4,076 N/m
Carriage thrust travel speed 210 fpm 64 m/min
Carriage thrust pullback travel speed 216 fpm 66 m/min
Thrust force 24,000 lb 107 kN
Pullback force 24,000 lb 107 kN
Ground travel speed
Forward 2.8 mph 4.5 km/h
Reverse 2.8 mph 4.5 km/h
POWERUSMETRIC
EngineCummins ® F3.8
FuelDiesel
Cooling mediumLiquid
InjectionDirect
AspirationTurbocharged & charge air cooled
Number of cylinders4
Displacement231.89 in33.8 L
Bore4.02 in102 mm
Stroke4.53 in115 mm
Gross horsepower Tier 3/ Tier 4101 hp
Rated speed2,200 rpm
Emissions compliance Tier 3EPA Tier 3EU Stage IIIA
Emissions compliance Tier 4EPA Tier 4EU Stage V
DIMENSIONSUSMETRIC
Transport Length224.5 in5.7 m
Width65.25 in1.66 m
Transport Height83 in2.11 m
Weight14,850 lb6736 kb
Ground clearance5.8 in147 mm
Entry angle18°18°
Entry angle, tracks on ground12°12°
FLUID SYSTEMUSMETRIC
Pressure, max1,200 psi83 bar
Flow, max40 gpm189 l/min
FLUID CAPACITIESUSMETRIC
Fuel tank32 gal121 L
Engine lubrication oil w/filter15.4 qt14.6 L
Hydraulic reservoir18.75 gal71 L
Engine cooling system20 qt18.9 L
Antifreeze tank5 gal18.9 L
Diesel exhaust fluid tank5 gal18.9 L
POWER PIPE ® HDUSMETRIC
Length120 in3.05 mm
Joint diameter2.625 in66.7 mm
Pipe diameter2.25 in57.15 mm
Bend radius, min117 ft35.66 m
Weight of drill pipe, lined72.5 lb32.89 kg
Weight of lined drill pipe & large box (40 pipe)3,555 lb1612.5 kg
Weight of lined drill pipe & small box (28 pipe)2,675 lb1213 kg
POWER PIPE FORGEDUSMETRIC
Length120 in3.05 m
Joint diameter2.63 in66.7 mm
Diameter of drill pipe2.375 in63.5 mm
Bend radius, min123 ft35 m
Weight per drill pipe74 lb33.5 kg
Weight w/drill pipe & large box (40 pipe)3,635 lb1649 kg
Weight w/drill pipe & small box (28 pipe)2,720 lb1234 kg
BATTERYUSMETRIC
SAE reserve capacity rating110 min
SAE cold crank rating @ 0°F (-18°C)800 amps
NOISEUSMETRIC
Operator sound83 dBA
Exterior sound power101 dBA

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