The Ditch Witch organization announces the release of the MR90 mud recycler, designed to be the most cost-efficient on the market.
The Ditch Witch MR90 is a self-contained unit that can mix and recycle drilling fluid — or “mud” — as well as handle spoils. By reclaiming, recycling and reusing drilling mud, drill operators can save on disposal and transport costs. The MR90 saves operators even more time and money because it’s the only mud recycler on the market that can be transported full of fluid — one of many cost-efficient features that no competing models offer.
The 25-hp (18.7-kW) MR90 is equipped with a hydraulic pit pump that provides more than enough mud for recycling. Pump hydraulics can be controlled by an optional remote control, an exclusive Ditch Witch feature, which can simplify operation for smaller directional drill crews. Another exclusive MR90 feature is an automatic pit pump control that is designed to prevent overflow.
The MR90 is the most compact cleaning package on the market that can meet the demands of standard-size directional drills. The unit plus its optional 14,000-GVWR trailer may be pulled by some ¾-ton trucks. The trailer features integral tool storage that holds all operational components.
The MR90 is equipped with a 110-gallon (416-L) clean tank and a 340-gallon (1287-L) first-pass mud tank. Each tank has a 3-inch (7.6-cm) connection at the drain for vacuuming out mud, to minimize jobsite cleanup. The MR90 also includes a 300-gallon (1136-L) fresh water tank to provide extra drilling fluid capacity and support for equipment cleanup, along with a high-pressure wash pump.
The MR90 can be operated from a single point, eliminating the need to move the unit. And the efficiency of the MR90’s mud-filtering system is second to none. It’s a two-screen system with six 2.5-inch (6.35-cm) hydrocyclones that cleans mud for reuse. The screens are designed to be easier to change and service than those of competing systems, and they can be hydraulically adjusted to separate spoils, which enhances efficiency and productivity.