FM13X

FM13X Fluid Management
Though oftentimes overlooked, fluid management is a critical part of the full horizontal directional drilling (HDD) process. It is critical in following certain safety regulations, but also to help keep costs down and productivity up. The updated line of Ditch Witch fluid management systems sets the standards for fluid management in the HDD industry. The updated systems incorporate new design features to meet the high-standards for drill productivity, improve drilling fluid flow, increase durability and provide faster mixing cycle times and yield times.
Key Features
  • The FM13X is powered by a 11.7-hp engine and equipped with an optional 500-gallon or 950-gallon tank to match the needs of mid-size utility-installation jobs. The unit supports all sizes of HDD drill units.
  • A high-performance Flomax® pump delivers 200-gpm (757-L/min) of 42-viscosity drilling fluid. A one-piece mixing jet handles 8 bags, yielding up to 950 gallons of fluid in fewer than 8 minutes.
  • A new wet hopper design increases the venturi inlet from 1.25- to 2-inches – a 60 percent larger opening for material flow and superior fluid mixing. And, steep sides incorporated into the design help speed mixing cycles.
  • An updated, internal venturi design optimizes fluid velocity, increasing overall system productivity. Designed with a powder-coated finish, the unit is more durable, economical and resistant to chips, rusting or fading.
Specifications
FM13X
Operation
Dimensions
Dimensions - Hopper
Dimensions - Drilling Fluid Tanks - 500 gal
MIXING SYSTEM W/ 500-GALLON TANK
Length
150 in
Width
31 in
Height
Tank assembly w/out fill pipe
68 in
Tank assembly w/fill pipe
75 in
Mixing unit
450 lb
Weight, empty
550 lb
Weight, full of water
5160 lb
Dimensions - Drilling Fluid Tanks - 1000 gal
MIXING SYSTEM W/ 1000-GALLON TANK
Length
180 in
Width
42 in
Height
Tank assembly w/out fill pipe
72 in
Tank assembly w/fill pipe
80 in
Mixing unit
450 lb
Weight, empty
1050 lb
Weight, full of water
9840 lb
Power
Engine
Honda GX390
Fuel
Gasoline
Cooling medium
Air
Number of cylinders
1
Displacement
23.7 in³
Bore
3.46 in
Stroke
2.52 in
Manufacturer's gross power rating
11.7 hp
Rated speed
3600 rpm
Emissions compliance
EPA Phase 2 rpm
Performance
Fluid Capacities
Fuel tank
6 gal
Engine lubrication oil, including filter
1.2 qt
Fluid Mixing System
Max. pump flow rate, water
300 gpm
Drilling fluid/mixing tank capacity
500 gal/1000 gal
Mixing time for 50 lb
60 sec
Mixing time for 100 lb
2 min
Maximum flow rate to drilling unit
200 gpm
Maximum fluid pressure
50 psi
Mixing hopper capacity
1.0 ft³
Liquid chemical hopper capacity
1.0 qt
Water System
Hydraulic System
Noise Levels
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