Drill Defender™ Starter Rod, Ditch Witch & Vermeer Compatible

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Get protection for your starter rods where they’re most susceptible to breakage, without affecting collar functionality. Kondex patent-pending starter rods feature a precision applied laser cladding additive that vastly reduces wear to the weakest part of your drill string. As part of the Kondex HDD lineup, you’ll gain better control over your boring parts. Only Kondex Drill Defender™ starter rods offer:

  • Reinforcement at the weakest point of starter rods
  • Consistent coating thickness that won’t affect collar usage
  • Cladding contains high density of carbides
  • Superior hardness values in the protected area
  • Reinforcement that won’t dimensionally distort the base material

Patent No. 11,525,313

Kondex Drill Defender Starter Rods
Part No. Replacement For Description Models Drill Rod Thread
C00-121 DW 918-3436 Drill Defender FS400 F x HE350 F Starter Rod
  • D18x20
  • D22x20
  • D24x26
C00-122 DW 918-2434 Drill Defender FS600 F x HE350 F Starter Rod
  • JT24
  • JT25
  • JT28
  • D24x40