Prairie Dog Boring Machines offer the best value in utility boring. In addition to their simplicity of design and operation, all our machines are built with a low cost of ownership and ease of maintenance in mind. They are dependable and rugged but when breakdowns do occur all parts are readily available from our warehouse in Houston, TX. Many parts like chains, sprockets and bearings can easily be sourced locally as well if needed. Your mechanic or maintenance technician will love how easy they are to work on and maintain.
Even the USAF loves our machines:
Thanks Bill,…I ordered 1 of these back in 2008 for Kirkuk regional air base, Iraq. You saved more time and unnecessary repairs on roadway and airfield maintenance, the Prairie Dog is a great machine!! I’m looking to acquire another one for Thumrait air base, Oman. Only someone who does Airfield Repair like myself and the Gentlemen I deploy with can completely appreciate the ingenious design and versatility of the Prairie Dog!!
TSgt. Thomas Kiser, USAF – Model 1800TW
The 140EW handheld is powered by a quality Echo engine. All other models feature dependable Honda engines. American made transmissions on the 700TWA, 900, 1200 and 1800 models are rugged and dependable. We have 20 year old machines in the field still being used regularly.
Missiles and moles can’t compete with our accuracy, dependability or versatilty. One machine can bore multiple size holes. A missile just isn’t designed to do that. Plus there’s no need for an expensive air compressor with a Prairie Dog. All you need is a water source with municipal type pressure and a garden hose.
Missiles can go wildly off course once launched. They can hit something like a root or rock which will stop them cold or worse they will change their direction. There is no recovering from the course change. Prairie Dog machines will bore through the obstacle. Watch a Prairie dog bore through solid limestone:
HDD rigs are overkill for the majority of jobs. They are great for long bores of hundreds of feet or more but much too expensive to own or operate for long taps and other road crossings. Almost highways are less that 100 feet wide. Most are less than 60. At 100 feet you can hit a 2′ x 2′ come out pit every time with a Prairie Dog and save lots of money doing it vs HDD rigs which start in the 6 figure range.
Just read this recent testimonial published on LinkedIn:
Spent our morning putting our new equipment to use! The manufacture said to start with a small job and work your way up to the big ones. Those that know me will say that’s not my style. We bought 2 new small diameter boring machines from 3/4″ to 8″ completed 100ft of 1-1/4 water line with tracer wire in under 3 hours. It took longer to excavate, remove the roots and prep the site then it did to bore and install the pipe. Tomorrow we will back fill and complete the project. Thanks to my crew And our helpers! They made the city of South El Monte very happy even had a pleasant visit from a couple city councils members thanking us for the quick work getting the water resupplied to the park! @ Prairie dog boring
Raymond Gray, CEO
A-1 Total Service Plumbing – Los Angeles, CA
Model 900TW Model 500TWG
Finally, if you are contracting these services out you are probably paying way too much money. If you have an occasional bore to do you are paying a premium to the contractor and having to wait on them to get to your small job. Prairie Dog machines will pay for themselves in just a matter of a few bores. If you are doing many bores a month you can have a machine paid for in no time and still you’re not dependent on another contractor with big expensive equipment or inaccurate missiles.
Bottom line is if you could or want to be doing the work yourself there’s just no reason not to own a Prairie Dog. With complete packages starting as low as $3200, pit machines under $10k, can you afford not to own a Prairie Dog?
Many accessories are available. Since we build the machines we are able to build to custom specs. If you don’t see what you need on the website or would like to know more about what we can do for you please give us a call. We’re here 8-5 CT, M-F. No phone trees or voice mail here. A friendly voice will answer the phone and will be ready to help. The only time you’ll get a voicemail is after hours or on the rare occasion we are all on the phone. 281-448-8442 toll free 866-631-3786. We really do look forward to hearing from you.