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HUNAN ZLCONN HDD Machine-Lesson 11 How to buy a right Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines now!

How  to buy a right Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines now!

The importance of choosing a right Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines are steerable, trenchless drilling rigs for the installation of pipes, conduits, and cables underground in a shallow arc. They are generally used for installations below waterways and roadways to avoid disturbing the ground above.

How to choose a right Horizontal Directional Drilling machine
How to choose a right Horizontal Directional Drilling machine

Choosing a Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machine is always depends upon the project to do with the drilling machine or rig. The HDD projects could be various soil conditions. Locality could be different. Needs could be different too. Due to all this, the Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines size and preferences change every time for different projects.

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How to Choose a right Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines

When the projects are in India or southern Asia, than its very hard to finalized a proper Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines as there are lots of machine’s manufactures are the in the market. Although, before finalising Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines are for buying, customers should take care for bellow points…

  • Check The Undercarriage and the frame design and used material.

The longevity of a  Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines are mostly depend   on the  main structure  and used material for the frame. As the entire machine’s manufactures are only assemble components from different companies and make machines.  Only frame design is the part which they make by their own.  So it’s very important to check which material they are using and what process they are doing to make a frame, because if proper material is not being use for making a frame then it could be get rusty or worn out  very quickly. That directly impact on the machine life span. L610 steel is one of the best materials for making frame. No matter how beautiful the machine is looking like, what matters is the machine’s longevity. As long the machine is going to last, that much money it can earn.

  • Inspect The main components of the machine

Before buying a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machine, it’s very important to check all the components like engine, hydraulic pumps , hydraulic motors and the slurry pumps are made by reputed brands or not? Are those components available in your local market or not? Are those brands are cost efficiency?? If your answer is yes than just  go for the machine.

  • After-sales service for that chosen brand

After-sales services of Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines are the most important for any brand to believe. No matter how good or costly machine you purchase, but if you cannot get proper after-sales services than it’s not worthy for your money. You cannot wait for a week or two in between your running project if your machine is in breakdown. So it’s very important to search either the after-sales is good or bad for your chosen brand.

  • Technical configuration and pricing.

It’s important to check the Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) machines Technical configuration of particular model you are choosing for your projects are perfect or not. If you found everything ok than don’t forget to recheck the pricing of that particular machine is good enough in compare to other same category brands.

Just for a note low price or high price is not a matter for a same category machine, what matter is only the overall condition and specifications of that particular

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  • Evaluating the Main Parts Of The HDD Machine 

An HDD machine can perform reaming and turning. A device in excellent shape has stable work pieces, which are on-balance. They can conveniently help in completing a task successfully. Different types of HDD machines have different uses. Machine parts should be evaluated to confirm that they are in great shape, state, and well fits before buying.

  • Consider The Category Of The HDD Machine

HDD machines have different technical appearances and characteristics. They also come in different categories. This selection is based on the size of pipes, the scale of operation, and the general both- path distance. The application of an HDD machine is dependent on its category. These variables should influence a person’s selection any time he or she is out there looking for an HDD machine to purchase.

  • Transportation Size Of The Drilling Equipment

  • There are different HDD drilling stages in the process of horizontal directional drilling. For example, a professional will drill a pilot bore, a transmitter is then mounted on the housing. lastly, a special receiver can monitor this.  Using a drilling technique, the pilot bore’s diameter is expanded to fit the right size. HDD selection involves weighing the transportation size of the machine and determining the best mode to be used until it reaches the customers workstation.
  • Take Away

If you’re looking for a horizontal directional drilling machine, you should know that they come in different shapes, sizes and are meant for different uses. As such, it may be challenging to choose the right device if you’re not well informed. The elements above should guide you in your selection.

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