Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hot Products! Triple D Horizontal Directional Drill Line

Our customers love the Triple D line of Horizontal Directional Drill products.   Manufactured in New Jersey, Triple D specially engineers their tools to be the best quality and most cost effective options on the market.

Triple D offers a complete HDD line including reamers, bits, swivels, crossovers, lead rods and sonde housings for Vermeer and  Ditch Witch directional drills.

The backreamers are machined from solid alloy steel.  Some reamers, such as the Solid Body Fluted Reamer includes a built in option for 15K, 25K, or 50K HDD Swivel or drawback bar.    This reamer is available with either shark or rotary teeth and comes as large as 14 inches in diameter.    Triple D also manufacturers  Stacked Plate Reamers,  Clay Reamers, Wing Reamers,  and Tapered Barrel Backreamers.  Replacement conical and shark style teeth are also available for purchase.

Triple D also manufacturers lead rods for both Vermeer and Ditch Witch drills.  The Vermeer rods are built with heat treated 4340 Nickel Steel which gives a significantly stronger lead rod for use under HDD projects.    The Ditch Witch style lead rods are built with heat treated 4140 chrome-moly steel for strength and durability.  The crossovers are manufactured from chrome-moly steel and have 152,000 PSI tensile strength.  Crossovers are available in a variety of sizes for both Vermeer and Ditch Witch.

Some of the hottest Triple D products that we have been selling are the paddle bits.  These bits are manufactured from domestically produced Ballistic Armor Plate.  Triple D does not use low cost castings or inexpensive high carbon steels.  Many of these paddle bits also feature a Tungsten Carbide Embedding Hardface process that results in two to eight times better wear than typical hardfacing alloys.

Triple D manufacturers several type s of paddle bits including the chisel bit, the tapered bit, the radius button bit, the button taper bit, angled ripper bit, button chisel bit, and angled conical claw bit.    Each of these bits are designed to meet the needs of many different soil conditions.  These bits are available for both Ditch Witch and Vermeer rods in a variety of sizes. 

To complete the job, Triple D also offers a  line of tools including steel tampers, soil probes, swivels and more.

Our customers love the craftsmanship that is evident in all of Triple D’s products.  The Triple D product line is a better quality product at a more reasonable price making it a perfect match for contractors who are looking to get the job done and stay on budget!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Comstar Supply Comes Down With a Case of Phightin Phils Phever

It is happening again. Comstar Supply employees have come down with a case of the phever!

As Philadelphia faithful, we are passionate and support all of our city’s sports, but right now we are breathing baseball! Over the past week, morning conversation has been a recap of the previous night’s game.  Lunch time debates center around pitching match ups and bad referee calls.  We have the phever!

Almost everyone in the Comstar family is HUGE Philadelphia Phillies phans but we all approach our fanhood a little differently.

Chad, our President, is the biggest phan of all.  A season ticket holder, he values the game!  A Brad Lidge print hangs in his office, he proudly wears his team polo shirt around the office and he is the first to jump on the post game discussions.

Ralph, our Warehouse Manager/Inside Sales, also proudly wears his  Philadelphia Phillies polo to work on game days.   He highlights the Phil’s accomplishments by saving and displaying special inserts from the Daily News.

Mike, who handles our accounting and office, shows is Phillies pride by displaying a framed photograph he took last year at the World Series parade in Philadelphia and a framed copy of the Daily News cover from the World Series Championship in 2008.

The guys in the warehouse also get in on the spirit!  In addition to coming to work in their favorite Phillies’s tee, they also have an ever changing shrine to Philadelphia sports highlights hanging in the warehouse.

I pride myself on being just as much of a phan as the men here at Comstar by showing off my team pride by decking out a corner of my office with a team flag, rally towel, stuffed Phanatic and team calendar!

The Phillies are now off to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers for a re-match of last year’s National League Championship series.  All of Comstar will be watching and hoping for a repeat of last year's series and a trip to the World Series.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Comstar is Crazy About Comfits

There has been a great deal of buzz lately over the Comfit Coupler.  Relatively new players on the HDPE coupler scene, Comfit couplers are an affordable, easy way to join smooth wall HDPE.

Comfit couplers are designed to be used for both pulling and blowing applications.  Their push fit method of installation makes them simple to assemble and easy to use when in the field.   These couplers do not require any additional special tools for installation! 

The Comfit is leak tested to 230 psi and comes in sizes for duct  1 inch through 2 inch.   The couplers are also resistant to corrosion and most chemicals.

The biggest news about these couplers, however, is that Condux International is now the exclusive supplier of Comfit in North America.   As such, Comstar Supply can now offer our customers more competitive pricing on these couplers thanks to our relationship with Condux!

So next time you need couplers, give Comfit a try! They easily push onto the end of any smooth wall HDPE and are available for quick shipment!