The Utility Source August 2017 - Page 16

E-Z Drill’s Vertical Utility Drill Offers Precision Pinpointing of Gas Leaks Known for its lines of concrete drilling and doweling equipment, E-Z Drill offers a ver- tical drill tailored to gas utility companies. The Model 20 UTL saves valuable time and money by allowing companies to pinpoint the site of a gas leak without tearing out a significant stretch of roadway. By using the Model 20 UTL, utility companies can drill through the road surface in pe- riodic intervals to check for gas. This enables workers to narrow the potential leak area to a stretch between holes that would need to be removed for repair work, rather than destroying a much longer length of road. While it is specialized for the gas industry, the Model 20 UTL can handle nearly any type of vertical drilling application. The standard 18-inch drill depth can be significantly modified based on needs, with depths customized to several feet. Bit diameters range from 5/8 of an inch to 2½ inches. A minimum of 100 cfm compressed air is required for operating the drill. Quick coupler air fittings make short work of repairs, and a quick-release bit guide also saves time. The Model 20 UTL is designed for ultimate maneuverability, weighs just 207 pounds and is supported by a 29-inch wheelbase. Since the frame absorbs vibrations, it reduces hand, arm and back injuries typically associated with handheld rock drills. About E-Z Drill E-Z Drill offers contractors equipment for concrete drilling and doweling that is faster, more accurate and safer than handheld rock drills. The company was established in 1987 and manufactures slab rider, on-grade and equipment-mounted drills with as many as five gangs as well as vertical utility models and concrete drilling accessories, such as dust-col- lection systems. E-Z Drill also can custom design and build automatic drill systems for spe- cific jobs. For more information: E-Z Drill, 610 Cedar St., Perry, OK 73077; 800-272-0121;;; Facebook; YouTube; LinkedIn and Google+. • 14 TUS • August ‘17