(West Salem, OH) – On July 13, 2016, American Augers Inc. and DW/TXS, both Charles Machine Works companies, unveiled the first American Augers HDD Drill DD1100 jointly produced rig at the facilities of DW/TXS in Beijing, China.
The 500 ton HDD rig was built in close cooperation between both partners as it uses the exact design of the previous generation of American Augers DD1100 HDD rigs. Both engineering, as well as production staff from the companies, worked closely together and several visits were made to Beijing to guarantee a reliable and high-quality final product that meets both the standards of DW/TXS as well as American Augers Inc.
The Beijing based DW/TXS found American Augers Inc. the exact partner needed within the Charles Machine Works family of companies. Having a background in building mid-size and maxi HDD rigs for mainly the Chinese market DW/TXS had the right knowledge and access to local suppliers needed to make this a successful cooperation.
With this new product, American Augers and DW/TXS want to target those developing markets which appreciate the features and reliability of the American Augers products but who are not ready to make the investment that comes with the purchase of a US build unit. The rig will only be available in selected markets, not including any area’s in North America and the European Union, and will be marketed through the American Augers distribution channel. Aftersales parts and service will be a joined effort between DW/TXS and American Augers, seeing to it that customers get the best return out of their investment.
American Augers builds the largest category of horizontal directional drills in the industry and a full range of Auger Boring machines. Developed and hand-crafted in the U.S.A., with the rugged user in mind. American Augers rigs are built to last and backed with 24-hour worldwide support. American Augers is a member of the family of companies that comprise Charles Machine Works. Each focused on meeting the needs of the underground construction industry, they include Ditch Witch®, Subsite® Electronics, DW/TXS®, HammerHead®, Radius® HDD, American Augers®, Trencor® and MTI® Equipment.