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

BREAKING NEWS – New Locator Available From Source: HDD & StraightLine HDD

Source: HDD, Inc. and StraightLine HDD, Inc. finalized a dealer agreement with Underground Magnetics, Inc. to sell the Mag 3 locating system. The system is a new entry into the HDD locating equipment space that’s focused on delivering robust technology that’s usable, intuitive and affordable. “We are pleased to represent a locator that gives the … 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