Our favorite association just might be the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT to most), and its annual trade show — the No-Dig Show — is always equally awesome. The highlight (for this party animal) is always the auction, and this year looks to be no different. Join NASTT for an awesome time at its Totally Rad Slopes par-tay, a 1980s ski-themed shin-dig, at the 14th Annual Educational Fund Auction and Reception March 16 in Denver.
The auction helps raise money for a very worthy cause. Since 2002, NASTT has raised over $750,000 and used those funds in support of its educational initiatives. Due to industry generosity, NASTT is able to sponsor students’ attendance at NASTT’s No-Dig Shows, award scholarships, publish trenchless resources and provide targeted training courses to the membership at-large.
Big ole buckets of thanks to this year’s Auction Reception Sponsors: Barbco Inc., Interplastic Corporation and Miller Pipeline! And thank you to Ritchie Bros for donating their fantastic, professional auctioneering talents. There are lots of cool items, but we want this Subsite TK Series HDD Guidance System. This guidance gear is absolutely rad-tastic. Read all about it below.
Subsite Electronics TK Series HDD Guidance System
Subsite Electronics TK Series HDD Guidance System provides the performance, ease of use, and versatility required to give directional drill contractors exceptional confidence they can get the job done, even in high-interference areas.
On a typical underground construction jobsite, operators of HDD locating electronics have to contend with signal interference from sources including metal fences, radio signals, underground and overhead utilities, and nearby structures. The TK Series HDD Guidance System is designed to cut through the interference and enable the operator to confidently – and accurately – determine the location of the drill head beacon — even at depths as great as 110 feet (33.5 meters).
- • The TK is a single-frequency tracker that is ideal for smaller rigs and relatively short bores. It offers a locating range of up to 70 feet (21.3 m) and a tracker-to-rig range of up to 1,000 feet (305 m).
- • The TKD is a dual-frequency tracker that is ideal for medium-size rigs and standard bores. It offers a locating range of up to 110 feet (33.5 meters) – deeper than any competing tracker today — and a tracker-to-rig range of up to 2,000 feet (610 m).
- • The TKQ is a four-frequency tracker that is ideal for large rigs and long bores. It also offers a locating range of up to 110 feet (33.5 meters) deep and a tracker-to-rig range of up to 2,000 feet (610 m).
Each TK HDD Guidance System includes a remote display, beacon, hard-case and batteries. The advanced TKQ Tracker Beacon includes four frequencies – the first tracking beacon in the industry to do so. Having four frequency options in one beacon improves the operator’s ability to quickly find the clearest signal, and saves time by reducing the need to switch out beacons. To save even more time, the TKQ offers an industry-exclusive Bore Path Analyzer that automatically chooses the two best frequencies for the jobsite conditions. As an added benefit, the analyzer recommends the proper power level, which helps improve battery life.
Unlike competitors’ models, TK Series Beacons are repairable, which further reduces expense and downtime. The TK Series is the only HDD guidance system equipped with dual locating methods (peak and null), so operators can locate with the method they prefer and, if they choose, verify with the other to further improve their confidence. Whichever locating method they pick, operators will enjoy the TK Tracker’s easy-to-understand, high-contrast graphics that are legible even in bright light.
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