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: StraightLine Bolsters Pipe Offering

Additional Forged, One-Piece Pipe for Ditch Witch and Vermeer Now Available (Hutchinson, Kansas) – StraightLine HDD today announced the addition of multiple pipe sizes to its growing offering of in-stock drill pipe. The product expansion more than doubles the number of available Vermeer-compatible pipe and adds three common Ditch Witch-compatible pipe sizes. Strengthening its in-stock … Continued

IRS Website Provides Contractors Guidance on Section 179 Tax Reduction Strategies

Let’s be honest: more often than not, the Federal government falls short when it comes to passing anything that does what’s it is intended to do. There are a lot of reasons why, from bureaucratic inefficiencies, partisan compromise to plain-old bad execution and/or administration. Section 179 is a Rare Success Targeting small- and mid-sized businesses, Section 179 is … Continued

The Time To Act Is Now!

Most HDD market observers agree: 2017 saw an HDD market stabilizing from a turbulent 2016. Some niche segments—notably, telecom and fiber-optic market segments—recorded strong work backlogs, with gas/oil markets returning—albeit slowly. To read about how some observers viewed the HDD market, click here. An improving HDD market produced two notable trends: Stronger cash flows, with … Continued


(Hutchinson, Kansas | September 27, 2017) – StraightLine HDD, Inc. announced today the completion of an agreement to add one of the nation’s premier full-service drilling suppliers to their list of authorized dealers. The agreement gives Intermountain Drilling Supply, Inc. (IDS) exclusive rights to sell the entire line of StraightLine HDD down-hole tooling to customers … Continued

Win A New Pair of Work Boots

Working in the HDD industry is tough. It’s hot; it’s cold; it’s dirty; it’s physical – and it’s absolutely murder on work boots! That’s where we can help. Enter our #workbootgiveaway for a chance to win a new pair of work boots (up to a $250 value). To enter, follow these simple instructions: Post a photo … 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

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

StraightLine HDD Now Offers 1.66″ FS1 x 6 Drill Pipe

As one of the biggest expense line items, drill pipe plays a big part in the efficiency equation. A fact that’s amplified by drill pipe’s position as a “consumable” tool. The combination has left operators with few options beyond standard pipe maintenance as a means to control drill pipe expenses. Read about some good advise … Continued

BREAKING NEWS – StraightLine HDD Announces Upgrade to Performix Mixers

New Silicon-Carbide Seal Offers Three Times the Service Life Hutchinson, Kansas – StraightLine HDD, Inc. announced the implementation of an upgrade to its popular Performix Mud Mix System. At the heart of the Performix System is the centrifugal pump, which generates the best laminar flow in the industry. The performance pump now features an upgraded … Continued