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Clay Whip Reamers

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Overview

The Clay Whip Reamer by American Augers is a versatile piece of  HDD jobsite tooling that is designed to prevent "clay balling". The reamer spins relative to the clay cuttings. The clay cuttings are blended into the fluid and are therefore carried out of the hole in the resulting slurry. With field proven results, the Clay Whip Reamer is a must have when clay soils threaten project success!

Features & Benefits

  • High Velocity Fluid Jets - Drilling fluid is jetted at high velocity radially from several locations along the length of the shaft.
  • Minimal Surface Area — Using only two wings having a slender silhouette, the surface area of the reamer is minimized to reduce the number of square inches to which the clay can adhere.
  • Knives - The "knives" on the forward end of the shaft rotate with the shaft to continuously slice virgin clay into cuttings that are exposed to the jetted fluid.
  • Unmatched Mixers - The mixer wings at the rear of the shaft rotate with the shaft and are unmatched in profile and therefore swipe different profiles through the mixture of cuttings and fluid during rotation. The differing profiles cause the mixture to shear, smear, separate and rejoin, thereby exposing the microscopic clay platelets to the drilling fluid all along the way. This action whips the mixture into a slurry just as a baker's mixer turns dry flour and milk into batter. We want "batter".
  • Wobble - The 2-wing design is not fully supported in the tunnel radially and when the wings approach the 3 and 9 o'clock positions, gravity pulls the shaft off-center. As the wings approach the 6 o'clock position, they slap hard into the tunnel wall and throw the shaft back toward center. This abrupt wobbling action helps the mixer wings shake free from the sticky grasp of the clay.

2-3/8 T.P.V. Box 45,000 lb. Pulling Eye
01DT6450 8" Clay Whip 2-3/8 T.P.V. Box
01DT6451 10" Clay Whip 2-3/8 T.P.V. Box
01DT6452 12" Clay Whip 2-3/8 T.P.V. Box
01DT6453 14" Clay Whip 2-3/8 T.P.V. Box
01DT6454 16" Clay Whip 2-3/8 T.P.V. Box
01DT6455 18" Clay Whip 2-3/8 T.P.V. Box
01DT6456 20" Clay Whip 2-3/8 T.P.V. Box
01DT6457 22" Clay Whip 2-3/8 T.P.V. Box
01DT6458 24" Clay Whip 2-3/8 T.P.V. Box

2-3/8 Pac D.S. Box 45,000 lb. Pulling Eye
01DT6444 8" Clay Whip 2-3/8 Pac D.S. Box
01DT6445 10" Clay Whip 2-3/8 Pac D.S Box
01DT6446 14" Clay Whip 2-3/8 Pac D.S. Box
01DT6446 12" Clay Whip 2-3/8 Pac D.S Box
01DT6447 16" Clay Whip 2-3/8 Pac D.S Box

2-7/8 I.F. Box 60,000 lb. Pulling Eye
01DT6461 10" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F Box
01DT6462 12" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F Box
01DT6463 14" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F Box
01DT6464 16" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F Box
01DT6465 18" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F Box
01DT6466 20" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F Box
01DT6467 22" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F Box
01DT6468 24" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F Box
01DT6469 30" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F. Box
01DT6479 34" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F. Box

2-7/8 I.F. Box 90,000 lb. Pulling Eye
01DT6471 10" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F. Box
01DT6472 12" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F. Box
01DT6473 14" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F. Box
01DT6474 16" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F. Box
01DT6475 18" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F. Box
01DT6476 20" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F. Box
01DT6477 22" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F. Box
01DT6478 24" Clay Whip 2-7/8 I.F. Box