RockEye Air Hammer Prevails in Maui, Hawaii

Location: Island of Maui, Hawaii Equipment: StraightLine HDD® RockEye 5.0 Hammer System on Vermeer® 100×140, coupled with 1100×350 compressor. The Challenge: Hawaii Pacific Trenchless, LLC received a contract to install a pressurized sewer system on the island of Maui. As with any HDD bore on the islands, drilling the six-inch fused pipe presented a multi-dimensional … Continued

BREAKING NEWS – RockEye Hammer System Receives Major Upgrade

Armadrillco High-Flow/Side-Load Housing Adapted to the RockEye The spring 2017 acquisition of Armadrillco® solidified StraightLine HDD’s position as a leader in hard condition tooling. The announcement today of the adaption of the patented Armadrillco transmitter housing to the RockEye® Hammer System is a significant step in diffusing Armadrillco technology throughout StraightLine HDD tooling platforms. Adapting … Continued

Job Site Stories: RockEye Hammer Rocks Two Ohio Pipeline Segments

Location:  New Philadelphia and Ashland, Ohio Equipment: StraightLine HDD® RockEye 5.0 Hammer System | Vermeer 80×100 | 1150×350 compressor   A major petroleum-transport infrastructure company was awarded contract to install a 215-mile connector pipeline. The 12-inch heavy-wall steel pipe was to link a processing facility in northeast Ohio to an existing pipeline in north central … Continued

Job Site Stories: RockEye Hammer Notches Win in Georgia Limestone

Location: Atlanta, Georgia Equipment: RockEye 3.0 Hammer | Vermeer 20×22 | 400×200 compressor   Buford, Georgia-based Comtran Group, Inc., received a contract to drill a 350-foot rock bore in a North Atlanta residential area. Passing through terrain of rolling hills, the job was … Continued

Advantage RockEye, Part III: Production

In the decade since launching the RockEye Hammer System, we’ve spent quite a bit of time helping contractors put holes in some of the nastiest rock out there. During this time, the first thing most of these contractors mentioned was the surprising rate by which the RockEye pounded through rock. Here’s one such story from … 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

Advantage RockEye, Part I: Steering

The RockEye Hammer System gives you the power to pound through rock. The advanced geometry of the 2-point steering system also gives you total control to place the bit exactly where you want it. Read how the RockEye has become the “go to” choice for difficult rock bores. Learn More

RockEye Hammer Wins Another Convert

After spending two and one-half weeks on a mud motor and conventional tooling, Oklahoma-based HDDI, Inc., deployed a RockEye 4.0 Hammer System. The result: a successful bore completed 6 times as fast as conventional methods. Read the entire HDDI, Inc. story here. Learn More

RockEye Hammer System Finds a Home in Tough Texas Conditions.

From the Devil’s River Limestone to the Eagle Ford Formation, Texas boasts a nearly endless variety of soils and conditions. For a growing number of contractors, a consensus is building that for the toughest formations, there’s one tool you need: The RockEye Hammer System from StraightLine HDD. The RockEye’s string of successes stretches across Texas, … Continued