McLaughlin Boring Systems, Greenville, S.C., recently hosted aone-day training session for Ditch Witch of the Carolinas, headquartered inCharlotte, N.C., with branches in Simpsonville, Columbia and Charleston, S.C.,that provide sales, service, and support for the McLaughlin line of boringmachines in Western North Carolina and South Carolina.
Both sales and demo techs from the Charlotte store participated in theseminar, which stressed the use of a steerable head and water level indicator,used for maintaining grade on critical sewer line installations.
Already familiar with standard boring applications, the dealership felt theneed to learn more about techniques used for maintaining grade during the boringoperation. Simultaneous classroom and hands-on field training were used in orderto immediately answer questions and address concerns of the trainees.
Aboring pit was constructed a day before the training. Leveling of the pit,setting of the track, machine, casing and other related equipment wasaccomplished by Ditch Witch personnel under the guidance of Matt Manning,McLaughlin regional sales manager.
A McL-24B machine was used to install several lengths of 16-in. diametersteel casing. Throughout the entire operation, fluctuation in grade wasmonitored at the end of each cylinder stroke.