Category Archives: Tips

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 Continue Reading

Back Reaming

After you’ve finished your pilot hole, the next important step for a successful bore is choosing the appropriate reamer. In some cases, the pilot hole finishes at the required bore hole diameter. But most of the time, they will need to be enlarged. Just like the pilot tool used before them, back reamers are also Continue Reading

Mud Increases Tool Life

The Radius team recently delivered custom subs to a drill site where workers were dealing with a challenging job due to constant exposure to the elements. Each crew member has specific responsibilities, and they’re often handling them in extreme weather and rough terrain. Lots of things can go wrong and it’s a constant balancing act Continue Reading

4 tips to keep your HDD tools operating at an optimal level

Every day around the world, HDD tooling is being used as the go-to solution for trenchless drilling. After multiple uses, these tools can get worn down and have to be replaced. Although not all variables can be controlled when drilling, making an effort to manage a few will ensure the tools’ longevity. To save money Continue Reading

Choosing the Right Rock Tool

Branching out to new territory? Not sure which tool will do the trick? We got you covered. Running dual rods? We’ve got you covered there, too. No other company in HDD offers a more complete line of tooling dedicated to drilling in difficult conditions, from soft sandstones to hard granites, than Radius HDD. Loose Rock Drilling Continue Reading

Top 4 Causes of Premature Tool Failure

Tools only fail downhole. Which means if the pilot tool goes down, the entire project comes to a halt. Tripping out, lost or damaged tooling, downtime, and a potential lost pilot bore all cost time and money. Below are the top four causes of premature tool failure and suggestions on how to avoid them. 1. Continue Reading