Our Pit Bull design has gotten a lot of great feedback from drillers, and as such, we’ve incorporated it into all of our blades. This has lead to many customers wondering if Pit Bull blades are compatible with OEM transmitter housings from brands like Vermeer and Ditch Witch. Well, we’re not going to keep you waiting — the short answer is yes. Even though we think you should consider non-OEM HDD parts, you absolutely can use a Pit Bull-compatible blade with an OEM transmitter housing for HDD. However, there is a little more to it than that.
Pit Bull blades are any Melfred Borzall blades that are compatible with the Pit Bull design. This revolutionary design features holes in the blade that match up with dowel pins in the directional drill housing.
When combined with Pit Bull housings, Pit Bull blades will “never let go.” Since the dowel pins offer a 100% increase in shear load capacity, they won’t break or shear off. That means:
Melfred Borzall cares about drillers, and we put a lot of thought into offering products and HDD replacement parts that can help everyone on the jobsite. With that in mind, we’ve made sure that our Pit Bull blades are compatible with OEM transmitter housings for Vermeer and Ditch Witchdrilling rigs. That being said, to take full advantage of the Pit Bull design, you’ll need a Pit Bull HDD transmitter housing as well. The holes that are in Pit Bull blades are made to line up with the dowel pins in the Pit Bull housings — but that doesn’t prevent them from fitting onto any other type of directional drill housing.
Additionally, the HDD pins in the housing are removable, so you can still use Pit Bull housings with non-Pit Bull blades. Ultimately, any product that is compatible with the Pit Bull system will still work with OEM transmitter housings and blades, and it’ll have the incredible strength of a Borzall. But imagine a Pit Bull blade and housing together. When the two are combined, you’ll end up with an unstoppable HDD machine.
So, now you know that you can use Pit Bull tooling with your OEM parts. You also know that the full Pit Bull design — blade and housing together — offers a great solution to bolt shearing. Maybe you’ve still got OEM transmitter housings and blades you need to use. No problem! Get what you want when you need it. But whenever you’re ready to unleash the wrath of the Pit Bull, or you’re just tired of losing blades downhole, you’ll know what to do.
In this article, we wanted to respond to a common question and provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. We want you to get the job done, and of course, we feel that our parts are the best way to do it. But we also want to provide HDD replacement parts for all drilling rigs, and that means they need to work with all of your OEM parts too. We are always willing to answer any questions you might have, whether it’s about Pit Bull Blades or anything else. Feel free to contact us at any time or search for a distributor near you. Happy drilling!