Swivels for a No-Snag Pullback


The pullback swivel is designed specifically for horizonal directional drilling (HDD) applications and come in a variety of designs. Radius offers a wide selection of swivels from DCI and Condux with a number of connectivity options. Bolt-on or Flange Swivels feature a multiple-sealing system and bolt directly to the back of a reamer. Flange Swivels can contain 3,...

HDD Industry Keeps Growing Strong


The horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry has seen a great deal of growth over the last 10 years. Our infrastructure’s dependence on this technology also continues to grow at an impressive rate. With populations booming, there’s a need for underground construction with minimal ground disturbance that won’t inconvenience the public. As HDD continues to evolve as a go-to solution, Radius...

Drill Rods: You Gotta Love ‘Em


At Radius, we love to see the loyalty drillers have toward their rig of choice. Whether it’s Vermeer or Ditch Witch, 20K rig or 80K.  Drillers know what they like and take their equipment very seriously. However, over the past several years, more HDD companies are “cross pollenating” their fleets with both Vermeer and Ditch...

HDD to Remain Rock-Solid in 2020


All indications suggest the HDD industry should remain rock-solid for 2020, with plenty of opportunity for growth and no signs of slowing down. One of the primary drivers will be continued work within the telecommunications sub-market, specifically fiber optic installations, which we think will account for a whopping quarter of HDD equipment and services. Although fiber work had slowed...