Illinois-Based Contractor Uses Source: HDD To Gear Up For Big Florida Job

Allen Rakers, long-time owner/operator of Lil Rock Electrical Contractors, knew about Source: HDD through his brother.  “But I’ve never had the need to buy anything,” recounts Rakers.   That changed recently as Rakers’ company was awarded a substantial contract in Pensacola, Florida. Like many contractors, the Carlyle, Illinois-based company had a well-entrenched custom of relying … Continued

Breaking News: StraightLine HDD Expands Hole Opener Line

StraightLine HDD, Inc. recently expanded its hole opener offering with the introduction of the XL-I Series. Designed from the ground up for the horizontal directional drilling market, the XL-I Series is positioned as a cost-effective alternative to “split-bit” hole openers. “With the XT-I Series, every element is optimized to give the user a powerful new … Continued

Job Site Stories: CMP Technologies, Inc.

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina Equipment: RockEye 4.0 Hammer System, Vermeer 23×30 with Atlas Copco 1000×350 compressor The Challenge: North Carolina-based, the CMP Technologies was tasked with a 400-foot bore to install 8-inch poly pipe. The site, located in the Charlotte, North Carolina, Center City neighborhood, required a 20-foot depth, an aggressive 12 degree left turn … Continued

Advantage RockEye, Part II: Training

Since introducing the RockEye Hammer System 10 years ago, StraightLine field engineers have logged hundreds of thousands of miles traveling to job sites across the country – and the world – to demonstrate the RockEye’s capabilities. Today, we remain committed to training the next generation of RockEye operators, including set up, a maintenance and troubleshooting overview … Continued