Ditch Witch last week launched a mobile website that enables users to conveniently access detailed product information and interactive features, including a downhole tool selector and drilling fluid formulator.
Users can access the Ditch Witch website, ditchwitch.com, from their mobile device to find up-to-date information about the entire Ditch Witch product line, including photos, detailed descriptions, and product manuals that can be downloaded with the click of a button. In addition, a downhole tool selector enables the user to determine the bit or backreamer that works best with a specific Ditch Witch horizontal directional drill and a specific ground formation. Recommendations for each bit and backreamer are ranked as "good," "better" or "best" for particular soils.
A drilling fluid formulator calculates the recommended drilling fluid volume and proper mixture after the user submits the type of directional drill, length of the bore, dimensions of the backreamer, rod length and soil type. The drilling fluid formulator also provides recommended pullback speed, funnel viscosity and pump output. Users are given a choice of U.S. or metric data.
A drill pipe reference tool gives users information about the recommended type of drill pipe for their application. Information includes details about lined and unlined pipe; pipe thread size, length, bend radius, and maximum amount of pitch and degree change; plus other job-specific drill pipe information.
Users can locate the nearest Ditch Witch dealer and choose to allow the site's GPS component to determine their location and instantly provide information including the address, phone number, and a link to a Google map of the dealership.
Ditch Witch is based in Perry, Okla.