Fiber Campaign
FIBER-TO-THE-HOME IS ALL ABOUT SPEED. NOW FIBER INSTALLATION IS, TOO.

FIBER JUST GOT A WHOLE LOT FASTER.

Get ready to bring lightning speed to your jobsite with the
Ditch Witch® JT20, JT24, and JT28 Directional Drills.
Whether you need pure power and maximum thrust or a
simple compact design and superior maneuverability,
Ditch Witch has the right fit for your fiber job—from
backbone to long haul installation.

POWER

If it’s power you need then look no further than the JT20, JT24, or JT28. Loaded with 24,000 and 28,000 lbs of thrust and pullback respectively, these drills will ensure you deliver
unbeatable power—and faster performance—no matter the jobsite conditions.

PRODUCTIVITY

If it’s power you need then look no further than the JT20, JT24, or JT28. Loaded with 24,000 and 28,000 lbs of thrust and pullback respectively, these drills will ensure you deliver unbeatable power—and faster performance—no matter the jobsite conditions.

OPERATOR’S STATION

If it’s power you need then look no further than the JT20, JT24, or JT28. Loaded with 24,000 and 28,000 lbs of thrust and pullback respectively, these drills will ensure you deliver unbeatable power—and faster performance—no matter the jobsite conditions.

PIPE AND TOOLING

If it’s power you need then look no further than the JT20, JT24, or JT28. Loaded with 24,000 and 28,000 lbs of thrust and pullback respectively, these drills will ensure you deliver unbeatable power—and faster performance—no matter the jobsite conditions.

COMPARE MODELS

Unique jobs demand unique solutions.
And with our lineup of directional drills, there’s a machine for every fiber job.

JT20
JT20
JT24
JT24
JT28
JT28

Key Spec A
48- (121.9 cm)48- (121.9 cm)48- (121.9 cm)

Key Spec B
52- (132.1 cm)52- (132.1 cm)52- (132.1 cm)

Key Spec C
 61-inch (154.9 cm)* 61-inch (154.9 cm)* 61-inch (154.9 cm)*

Key Spec D
72-inch (182.9 cm)72-inch (182.9 cm)72-inch (182.9 cm)

JT20

OPERATIONUSMETRIC
Spindle speed, max210 rpm
Spindle torque, max2,200 ft/lb2980 N/m
Carriage thrust travel speed140 fpm43 m/min
Carriage thrust pullback travel speed140 fpm43 m/min
Thrust force17,000 lb75.6 kN
Pullback force20,000 lb89 kN
Bore diameter4 in102 mm
Ground travel speed
Forward/reverse3.2 mph5.2 km/h
POWERUSMETRIC
EngineDeutz ® TD2.9L4
FuelDiesel
Cooling mediumLiquid
InjectionDirect
AspirationTurbocharged
Number of cylinders4
Displacement177 in32.9 L
Bore3.62 in92 mm
Stroke4.33 in110 mm
Manufacturer’s gross power rating74 hp55 kW
Rated speed2,600 rpm
Emissions complianceEPA Tier 4EU Stage IIIB
POWERUSMETRIC
EngineDeutz ® TD2.9L4
FuelDiesel
Cooling mediumLiquid
InjectionDirect
AspirationTurbocharged
Number of cylinders4
Displacement177 in32.9 L
Bore3.62 in92 mm
Stroke4.33 in110 mm
Manufacturer’s gross power rating74 hp55 kW
Rated speed2,600 rpm
Emissions complianceEPA Tier 4iEU Stage IIIA
DIMENSIONSUSMETRIC
Length207 in5.26 m
Width51.5 in1.31 m
Height90 in2.29 m
Weight w/pipe11,890 lb5390 kb
Entry angle10-14°
Angle of approach18°
Angle of departure18°
FLUID SYSTEMUSMETRIC
Pressure, max1,000 psi69 bar
Flow, max35 gpm132 l/min
FLUID CAPACITIESUSMETRIC
Hydraulic reservoir19 gal72 L
Fuel tank30 gal114 L
Engine oil w/filter8.5 qt8 L
Engine cooling system4.6 gal17 L
POWER PIPE ® HDUSMETRIC
Length of drill pipe, nominal120 in3.05 mm
Diameter of drill pipe, tool joint end2.63 in66.8 mm
Diameter of drill pipe2.06 in52.3 mm
Bend radius, min107 ft32 m
Weight of drill pipe, lined67 lb30.4 kg
POWER PIPE FORGED HDUSMETRIC
Length120 in3.05 m
Diameter of drill pipe, tool joint end2.5 in63.5 mm
Diameter of drill pipe2.10 in53.3 mm
Bend radius, min109 ft33.2 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
BATTERYUSMETRIC
SAE reserve capacity rating195 min
SAE cold crank rating @ 0°F (-18°C)950 amps

JT24

OPERATIONUSMETRIC
Spindle speed, max225 rpm
Spindle torque, max3,000 ft/lb4,076 N/m
Carriage thrust travel speed210 fpm64 m/min
Carriage thrust pullback travel speed216 fpm66 m/min
Thrust force24,000 lb107 kN
Pullback force24,000 lb107 kN
Ground travel speed
Forward2.8 mph4.5 km/h
Reverse2.8 mph4.5 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

JT28

OPERATIONUSMETRIC
Spindle speed, max220 rpm220 rpm
Spindle torque, max4,200 ft/lb5,690 N/m
Carriage thrust travel speed182 fpm55 m/min
Carriage pullback travel speed190 fpm58 m/min
Thrust force28,000 lb124 kN
Pullback force28,000 lb124 kN
Ground travel speed
Forward2.8 mph4.6 km/h
Reverse2.8 mph4.6 km/h
POWERUSMETRIC
EngineCummins® QSB4.5
FuelDiesel
Cooling mediumLiquid
InjectionDirect
AspirationTurbocharged & charge air cooled
Number of cylinders4
Displacement275 in34.5 L
Bore4.21 in107 mm
Stroke4.88 in124 mm
Manufacturer’s gross power rating130 hp97kW
Rated speed Tier 3/ Tier 42,500 rpm2,500 rpm
Emissions compliance Tier 3EPA Tier 3EU Stage IIIA
Emissions compliance Tier 4EPA Tier 4EU Stage IV
DIMENSIONSUSMETRIC
Transport Length232.5 in5.90 m
Width w/cab87 in2.2 m
Transport Height w/cab99.5 in2.53 m
Weight w/cab21,360 lb9689 kb
Ground clearance5.7 in145 mm
Entry angle, max9-20°9-20°
Entry angle, tracks on ground9-17°9-17°
FLUID SYSTEMUSMETRIC
Pressure, max1,200 psi83 bar
Flow, max50 gpm189 l/min
FLUID CAPACITIESUSMETRIC
Fuel tank, Tier 448 gal182 L
Fuel tank, Tier 356 gal212 L
Hydraulic reservoir27 gal102 L
POWER PIPE ® HDUSMETRIC
Length118 in3 mm
Joint diameter2.75 in70 mm
Pipe diameter2.38 in60 mm
Bend radius, min123 ft37.5 m
Weight of drill pipe, lined88 lb40 kg
Weight of lined drill pipe & large box (55 pipe)5,647 lb2562 kg
Weight of lined drill pipe & small box (25 pipe)2,770 lb1257 kg
POWER PIPE FORGEDUSMETRIC
Length118 in3 m
Joint diameter2.75 in70 mm
Pipe diameter2.38 in60 mm
Bend radius, min123 ft37.5 m
Weight of drill pipe, lined76 lb34.5 kg
Weight of lined drill pipe & large box (55 pipe)4,987 lb2262 kg
Weight of lined drill pipe & small box (25 pipe)2,470 lb1120 kg
POWER PIPE FORGEDUSMETRIC
Length120 in3.05 m
Joint diameter2.63 in67 mm
Pipe diameter2.38 in60 mm
Bend radius, min123 ft37.5 m
Weight of drill pipe, lined74 lb33.6 kg
Weight of drill pipe & large box (55 pipe)4,877 lb2212 kg
Weight of drill pipe & small box (25 pipe)2,420 lb1098 kg
BATTERYUSMETRIC
SAE reserve capacity rating195 min
SAE cold crank rating @ 0°F (-18°C)950 amps
NOISEUSMETRIC
Operator sound86 dBA
Operator sound w/cab80 dBA
Exterior sound power104 dBA

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