Slick Boring is a bore pit launched system that advances a rotating drill stem along the path of a proposed bore, referred to as a pilot hole.
The drill stem continues along the proposed path until the drill stem exits into another pit, called the exit pit.
A reamer or hole opener is attached to the drill stem.
Attached to the rear of the reamer is a swivel and tail cable.
The slick bore machine then rotates the reamer, as fluid is pumped through the drill stem to the reamer, and pulls the reamer back to the bore pit.
Typically the drill stem is 6 feet long.
The boring machine is 16 feet long and the typical bore pit is 8 feet x 20 feet.