FM25X

FM25x 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 FM25X is powered by a 25-hp Kubota® diesel engine and equipped with a choice of one or two hoppers, with a 500-gallon or 950-gallon tank to match the needs of mid-size utility-installation jobs. The unit supports the Ditch Witch JT25 HDD units and larger.
  • The unit features a simple design and multiple configuration options, including curbside and street side, to accommodate a variety of setups for easier transport, and offers fuel fill configurations from both sides of the unit to meet any jobsite need.
  • The FM25X utilizes a hydraulic circuit, providing operators the ability to run two tank systems simultaneously. The unit can mix one tank while a drill onsite is using mud from the other tank, eliminating the need to stop a bore and mix fluid for enhanced productivity and increased uptime.
  • 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
FM25X
Operation
Dimensions
Dimensions - Hopper
Dimensions - Drilling Fluid Tanks - 500 gal
MIXING SYSTEM W/ TWO 500-GALLON TANKS
Length
175 in
Width
92 in
Height
Tank assembly w/out fill pipe
68 in
Tank assembly w/fill pipe
75 in
Weight, empty
2,350 lb
Weight, full of water
10,650 lb
Dimensions - Drilling Fluid Tanks - 1000 gal
MIXING SYSTEM W/ TWO 1000-GALLON (NOMINAL) TANKS
Length
205 in
Width
96 in
Height
Tank assembly w/out fill pipe
72 in
Tank assembly w/fill pipe
80 in
Weight, empty
3,450 lb
Weight, full of water
19,850 lb
Power
Engine
Kubota D1105
Fuel
Diesel
Cooling medium
Water
Aspiration
Natural
Number of cylinders
3
Displacement
68.5³
Bore
3.07 in
Stroke
3.09 in
Manufacturer's gross power rating (per SAEJ1995)
25 hp
Rated speed
3000 rpm
Performance
Fluid Capacities
Fuel tank
9.2 gal
Engine lubrication oil, including filter
4.2 qt
Fluid Mixing System
Centrifugal pumps
2
Suction port diameter
3 in
Discharge port diameter
3 in
Fluid pressure, max
50 psi
Drilling fluid tank capacity (nominal, each tank)
500/1000 gal
Solids addition rate w/metering plate
30 lb/min
Solids addition rate w/out metering plate
75 lb/min
Mixing hopper capacity (each hopper)
1 ft³
Typical tank mixing time
7-10 min
Water System
Hydraulic System
Noise Levels
Fluid Management Models