Since 1970, American Augers has specialized in designing and manufacturing the largest category of horizontal directional drills in the industry, in addition to a full range of auger-boring machines and efficient high-pressure cleaning systems. We take pride in being American-made and internationally distributed. Our machines are produced in our West Salem, Ohio, location and are built to be rugged, dependable, and long-lasting. This keeps our customers confident about their equipment and productive on the jobsite. The saying “built to last” is engrained in our culture, and it’s reflected in our entire fleet of equipment by working as hard as the people operating it. 


We know jobsites are not created equal, which is why we’ve worked closely with our customers over the last 50 years to engineer, build, and customize equipment that is best suited to their needs. Our engineers take pride in their work and are as reliable as the machines they create. This is why we’ve led the way in several industry advancements.

For example, our electric auger-boring system provides an alternative to traditional diesel-powered machines, minimizing the amount of exhaust and diesel fumes blowing into the boring pit. In addition, the system is designed to boost operator efficiency without compromising power, using an electric motor that produces 600,000 lbs of thrust for a more consistent power output along a wider range of auger speeds. 

We’ve also led the industry as the first HDD manufacturer to eliminate the chain carriage, instead utilizing a rack and pinion carriage design on our directional drills. This design provides smoother carriage movement, more precise operating control, and eliminates the need for complicated parts, which optimizes operator productivity. It’s also tough and rugged enough to withstand a variety of horizontal boring projects. 

When all is said and done, our #1 goal is to provide reliable, durable, and long-lasting machines that keep our customers up and running.


From the moment boots hit the ground to the finished project, our team is there to help our customers get the job done. We know every hour counts, which is why our customer relationships extend beyond the equipment. Whether it’s scheduled maintenance or a down machine, we are ready to provide 24/7 customer care, service, and support, to get contractors back to work quickly and efficiently. 

As part of the Ditch Witch Organization, our machines are sold and serviced through the Ditch Witch worldwide dealership network. Our customers can expect to receive high-quality customer service from sales and service professionals who have gone through extensive product training and are always ready to help get them back to work quickly. 

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