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What Battery is Best for Horizontal Directional Drilling?

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What Battery is Best for Horizontal Directional Drilling?

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), the choice of battery not only influences the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations but also impacts the overall project cost and timeline. At Cor-Tek Power, we understand the importance of selecting the right battery for your specific drilling needs. In this post, we'll compare the Silver Supercell, Max HDD Lithium, Blue Lithium, and Ni-Cd batteries to help you determine which is best suited for your HDD projects. Silver Supercell 3.6V Best For: Short to medium-duration projects requiring reliable power in a compact form. Features: High energy density for its size, providing reliable power without the...

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Maximizing the Lifespan of Your HDD Batteries

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Maximizing the Lifespan of Your HDD Batteries

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) projects demand reliability and efficiency, and the core of achieving both lies in the performance and longevity of your HDD batteries. Whether you’re powering Digitrak transmitters, receivers, or other essential equipment, understanding how to maximize the lifespan of your HDD batteries can lead to significant cost savings and reduced downtime. Below, we provide valuable tips on maintaining and extending the life of your HDD batteries, covering charging practices, storage conditions, and handling tips. Optimal Charging Practices Use the Correct Charger: Always use the charger provided with your battery or one that’s specifically recommended by the manufacturer....

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Refurbished HDD Equipment

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Refurbished HDD Equipment

In the dynamic world of horizontal directional drilling (HDD), equipment choices significantly impact project outcomes and budgets. One critical decision for contractors and businesses is whether to invest in new or refurbished HDD equipment. This article delves into the cost-benefit analysis of refurbished HDD equipment, comparing it with new alternatives, and underscores the value that refurbished products, like those offered by Cortek Power, bring to the table. The Cost Aspect: New vs. Refurbished Initial Investment: New HDD equipment, such as state-of-the-art Digitrak transmitters, come with the allure of the latest technology but at a premium cost. In contrast, refurbished equipment...

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4 Smart Reasons To Buy Refurbished DigiTrak Transmitters

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4 Smart Reasons To Buy Refurbished DigiTrak Transmitters

Horizontal Directional Drilling is one of the newest innovations for drilling and laying pipelines or utility lines. Though it has many amazing uses, it also comes with a hefty price tag to operate. With top end technology you run into a few problems that plague the practice of HDD. From finding the right strength transmitters to being able to afford them in the first place, keeping your drilling business on track can take a toll on the nerves.  Luckily, the advancement in technology also means advancement in repair and refurbish. You can now find working and reliable DigiTrak transmitters from...

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What Is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

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What Is Horizontal Directional Drilling?

Horizontal Directional Drilling (or HDD) is a construction technique that is used to create a tunnel into the earth and under waterways to allow for pipelines or other utilities to be laid. This is in the stead of trench drilling, where you dig a narrow trench that varies in depth. Though HDD is a relatively new technology, it is a fast growing construction technique being picked up by most construction companies. This is in part due to HDD being much cheaper than the traditional trench drilling as well as being faster.  Why Is HDD Used In Construction? Construction businesses can...

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