JT30 Directional Drill
You wanted more power to perform all functions at once, the JT30 and its counterpart the JT30 All Terrain deliver. The most powerful and quietest in its class along with a heavy-duty anchor system make this drill productive. The industry-exclusive, double-pivot drill frame allows steep entry angles without raising the tracks off the ground.
Key Features
  • With the highest ratio of power to size, the JT2020 Mach 1 horizontal directional drill can install larger utilities in a wider variety of soil types, even on tight jobsites.
  • Quiet engine (only 103 dbA), for increased operator comfort and reduced environmental impact in urban areas.
  • The Ditch Witch JT2020’s powerful Cummins diesel engine keeps running strong throughout the day with the help of an advanced, high-capacity cooling system.
  • High fluid flow for longer utility installations and work in sandy conditions.
  • Operator station provides excellent visibility of the drill pipe and pipeloading system.
  • Minimal drill maintenance; with no zerks to grease each day, you’ll spend more time working and less time servicing the unit.
  • Tethered ground drive controller allows the drill operator to maneuver the drilling unit from a position that provides increased visibility, easier loading/unloading, and easier positioning.
  • Two-speed carriage significantly decreases cycle time; assisted-makeup feature increases the life of drill pipe joints by automatically matching carriage movement speed with rotation during pipe makeup and breakout.
  • Rack-and-pinion thrust system provides outstanding power transfer and performance for a wide range of directional drilling jobs.
  • Cruise control simplifies drilling and backreaming by reducing operator effort.
  • Large-capacity pipe lubrication system minimizes maintenance time by keeping contamination out.
  • High drilling fluid pressure capacity.
  • Engine enclosure directs hot engine air away from the operator, improves the machine’s appearance, simplifies maintenance, and allows operation in residential and other noise-sensitive areas.
  • Enclosed fluid pump system is easy to winterize and helps keep pump warm during winter operation.
  • 20,000 lb of pullback force, 225 RPM max. spindle speed.
Overall machine length
221 in
Overall machine width
80 in - w/ Cab: 89 in w/o Cab
Overall machine height
94 in
Overall machine Weight
17,075 lbs - w/ Cab: 17,975 lbs.
Entry Angle
Angle of approach
19° - w/ Cab 15°
Angle of departure
Spindle speed, max
225 rpm
Spindle torque, max
4,000 ft-lb
Carriage thrust travel speed
120 fpm
Carriage pullback travel speed
120 fpm
Thrust force
24,800 lb
Pullback force
30,000 lb
Thrust travel speed
120 fpm
Pullback travel speed
120 fpm
Bore diameter
5 in
Backream diameter
Soil dependent
Ground travel speed
- Forward
2.4 mph
- Reverse
2.4 mph
Power – TIER 4
Cummins QSB4.5
Cooling medium
Turbocharged & charge air cooled
Number of cylinders
275 in³
4.21 in
4.88 in
Manufacturer's gross power rating @ 2300 rpm
160 hp
Power – TIER 4i
Power - Tier 3/4i
Drilling Fluid System (On-Board)
Drilling Fluid System
drilling fluid pressure, max
1500 psi @ flows < 30 gpm
drilling fluid flow, max
50 gpm @ press < 800 psi
Fluid Capacities
Hydraulic reservoir
27 gal
Fuel Tank
42 gal
Engine oil with filter
12 qt
Engine cooling system
24 qt
Antifreeze tank
8 gal
Diesel exhaust fluid tank
3.6 gal
UFE Drill Pipe
Power Pipe®
118 in
Diameter of drill pipe tool joint end
2.75 in
Diameter of drill pipe
2.38 in
Minimum bend radius
123 ft
Weight of drill pipe (lined)
88 lbs
Weight of drill pipe & large box (48 pipe)
5,204 lbs
Weight of drill pipe & small box (24 pipe)
2,897 lbs
Single Piece Forged Drill Pipe
Length of drill pipe
120 in
Diameter of drill pipe tool joint end
2.63 in
Diameter of drill pipe
2.38 in
Minimum bend radius
108.2 ft
Weight of drill pipe (lined)
73 lbs
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 rating @ 0°F
950 amps
Battery – TIER 4
Battery (2 used)
Battery – TIER 4i
Noise Levels
Operator sound w/o cab
< or = 85 dBA
Operator sound w/ cab
< or = 85 dBA
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