Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) is a trenchless method for installing pipes and cables underneath roads, rivers, and other types of infrastructure. The process involves boring a tunnel beneath the surface where trenching is not practical.
Boring underground requires drilling fluid that combines water and bentonite clay in order to help remove cuttings, stabilize the bore, cool the cutting tools, and lubricate the pipe string.
As the process comes to life, the drilling pump rotates the drill bit which then removes the material. As the drill bit is rotating, the pressure and fluid produced by the drill pump helps stabilize the tunnel. The mud extracted from this process is then filtered and reused for drilling fluid.
Horizontal directional drilling pumps—also known as drill pumps, mud pumps, and high flow pumps—provide an essential service to the HDD industry. They are an integral component to the operation and must be built with quality and efficiency in mind.
For over 160 years, Gardner Denver has been building a legacy of product innovation, superior product quality, and exceptional customer service. We’re now bringing that same best-in-class quality and service to HDD equipment manufacturers and end-users. Backed by warranty, service, and repair, we engineer pumps according to your specific needs.
These pumps operate at slower speeds while offering higher flow rates and pressures. This efficient and slower operation extends the life of the pump and consumable parts. Our current pump offering ranges from 200 to 1000+ GPM at pressures exceeding 2000 PSI.
Partnering with Gardner Denver for your HDD equipment means having an expert team to support you throughout the life cycle of your pump. This includes having convenient access to a service technician within hours of your location, 24hr customer service, Parts on Demand, and field engineering support when needed.
With easy access to aftermarket parts and consumables, horizontal directional drilling companies will have peace of mind in knowing that they have a truly reliable pump all while enjoying a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation on your horizontal directional drilling HDD pump needs.