JT10 Directional Drill
The new Ditch Witch JT10 horizontal directional drill (HDD) boasts unbeatable power in a compact, yet sturdy frame for easy transportation and improved maneuverability on tight jobsites. Powered by a Tier 4, 66-hp Deutz® diesel engine, the machine is the most powerful drill in its class. It offers 10,000 lbs of pullback force, providing the advanced strength and power of bigger drills, combined with the simplicity and easy operation of a compact machine. An innovative design incorporates advanced features of larger drill machines, including a heavy-duty anchor system, open-top vise wrenches and integrated remote display. A redesigned operator’s station smooths operation with a single joystick and is equipped with an ergonomic traversing seat for increased jobsite visibility and comfortability on the job.
Key Features
  • Powered by a Tier 4, 66-hp Deutz® diesel engine, the JT10 is the most powerful drill in its class.
  • For maximum strength and durability, the JT10 provides 1,100 ft·lb of rotational torque.
  • The engine is air-cooled and quiet for simplified maintenance and longer operation.
  • The JT10 comes standard with a 16-gpm mud pump or an optional 20-gpm mud pump, for better mud flow and performance, allowing operators to jet and complete larger-diameter reams on smaller jobsites.
  • An onboard fluid tank holds 40 gal of fresh water, providing additional fluid for short bores and easy cleanup. It also allows operators to effectively drill in tight spaces where an additional fluid mixer wouldn’t fit.
  • The JT10 holds 324 ft of drill pipe onboard to improve productivity and allow operators to finish virtually any utility installation job.
  • The JT10 has the quickest cycle times in its drill class. The machine’s slow zone is shortened increasing cycle times and allowing operators to put more pipe in the ground faster.
  • The JT10 is equipped with a heavy-duty anchor system and integrated remote tracking display—features usually only seen on larger drill units.
  • The JT10 is the shortest drill in its class, giving it the ability to effortlessly maneuver in tight jobsites.
  • Small, compact machine is easy to transport form jobsite to jobsite with a rear ignition for faster jobsite setup.
  • A field-proven rack-and-pinion thrust drive with a welded-on double rack reduces operator maintenance, increases reliability and improves sturdiness.
  • The machine’s open-top vise wrenches are angled toward the operator for an excellent view of the tool joint and require no daily maintenance.
  • With no grease zerks and easy access to all service points, maintenance is simplified on the JT10, helping to keep the machine out of the shop and on the job.
  • The drill pipe lubrication system is a standard feature allowing operators to drill for longer periods of time and improve uptime.
  • A newly designed operator’s station is equipped with an ergonomic traversing seat, positioning the operator near the center of the pipe rack for easy-to-reach pipe handling.
Overall machine length
146 in
Overall machine width
48 in
Overall machine height
74 in
Overall machine weight
7,120 lb - empty water tank, 50 drill pipe.
Entry angle
10° to 14°
Angle of approach
Angle of departure
Spindle speed, max.
186 rpm
Spindle torque, max.
1,100 ft-lb
Carriage thrust travel speed
188 fpm
Carriage pullback travel speed
188 fpm
Thrust force
9,000 lb
Pullback force
10,000 lb
Bore diameter
3 in
Backream diameter
soil dependent
Ground travel speed, maximum
- Forward
2.3 mph
- Reverse
1.5 mph
Power – TIER 4
Deutz® TD2.9
Cooling medium
199 in³
3.7 in
4.5 in
Manufacturer's gross power rating @ 2200 rpm
66 hp
Power – TIER 4i
Power - Tier 3/4i
Drilling Fluid System (On-Board)
Drilling Fluid System
Drilling fluid pressure, max.
750 psi
Drilling fluid flow, max.
16 gpm
Fluid Capacities
Hydraulic reservoir
18 gal
Fuel tank
19 gal
UFE Drill Pipe
Power Pipe®
Length of drill pipe
72 in
Diameter of drill pipe, tool joint end
2 in
Diameter of drill pipe
1.6 in
Minimum bend radius
82 ft
Weight of drill pipe, lined
29 lb
Single Piece Forged Drill Pipe
Power Pipe® HD
Power Pipe Forged
Power Pipe Forged (900#)
Power Pipe® HD (900#)
HIWS1 Pipe
Power Pipe Forged (For Dirt Drilling)
All Terrain Pipe
SAE reserve capacity rating
195 min
SAE cold crank @ 0° F (-18° C)
950 amps
Battery – TIER 4
Battery (2 used)
Battery – TIER 4i
Noise Levels
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