The F2 is part of a drilling system used by Developers and Construction Engineers to lay out long tracks of underground cabling without having to resort to laying down trenches. The HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling) machine operator uses the F2 remote system to direct and track a drill-head which is outfitted with a transmitter. As the drill-head is navigated over and around hidden underground obstacles, it pulls behind it the cabling which will be connected to the building site.
After a few feet, it is necessary for another operator to track the location of the drill head in order to instruct the machine operator who would otherwise be operating without a clear idea of the drill-head’s location.
The F2 is outfitted with a sophisticated antenna that allows the secondary operator to accurately track the HDD drill-head’s location, depth and facing direction from an above-ground viewpoint.
The F2 remote display mounts to the HDD machine and serves as the link between the HDD operator and the ground technician following the drill-head.
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