Prairie Dog Underground Boring Equipment: Easy, Versatile, and Cost-Effective

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When it comes to underground boring equipment, Prairie Dog Machines are the go-to choice for many contractors. With their ease of operation, low maintenance requirements, and cost-effective approach, Prairie Dog machines offer a practical solution for a wide range of jobs. In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of using Prairie Dog machines and why they are preferred over other methods like missiles and HDD rigs.


The Drawbacks of Missiles and Compression Techniques

Missiles and other compression techniques may seem like a quick and efficient way to bore holes, but they come with their share of risks. One small obstruction can dramatically change the path of the missile, resulting in potential disasters. In fact, some areas, such as certain counties in Texas and Florida, have prohibited the use of missiles altogether due to safety concerns. Prairie Dog Machines, on the other hand, offer a safer alternative. With their rotational motion and anchor point, obstacles are less likely to alter the course of the pilot bit, ensuring more predictable and controlled drilling.

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Versatility and Adaptability for Various Soil Conditions

Prairie Dog Machines excel in a wide variety of soil conditions. Unlike missiles, which may have limitations based on the type of soil they encounter, Prairie Dog machines can handle different soil types with ease. With relatively inexpensive attachments, a single machine can bore holes of various sizes, providing contractors with greater versatility on the job site.


Cost-Effectiveness and Practicality Compared to HDD Rigs

While HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling) rigs are powerful and suitable for large-scale projects, they may not be practical or cost-effective for contractors who only need to make a few bores per year or shorter bores. The mobility and setup costs associated with HDD rigs can quickly add up. With Prairie Dog machines, contractors have a more affordable and efficient solution. By owning their own machine, contractors can save on hiring expensive boring contractors and eliminate the frustration of waiting for weeks for them to get to their job. With a Prairie Dog machine, contractors have control and can complete the job on their schedule.


Durability and Low Maintenance

Prairie Dog machines are built to last and require minimal maintenance compared to typical missiles or HDD rigs. Many of our machines have been in service for over 20 years, outlasting the competition. Additionally, unlike missiles that require an air compressor, Prairie Dog machines only need a municipal water source or a tank of water and a small water pump. This eliminates the need for additional equipment and reduces operating costs.

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Testimonial from Reuben Garza, Project Manager at LKG Resources

Reuben Garza, a Project Manager at LKG Resources in Grapevine, TX, shared his positive experience with Prairie Dog Machines. In his testimonial from June 2017, he expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Prairie Dog 1200TW machine. The project involved fourteen driveway bores ranging from 12′ to 25′, all completed without any issues. This testimonial highlights the reliability and effectiveness of Prairie Dog machines in real-world applications.


Contact Prairie Dog for a Quote or More Information

For fast and easy quotes, contact Prairie Dog Underground Boring Equipment today. You can reach us at 866-631-3786 or email Bill Anderson at [email protected]. Visit our website at for more information about our products and services.


Invest in Prairie Dog Underground Boring Equipment for an easy, versatile, and cost-effective solution to your drilling needs.