With equal parts precision and power, churning through nearly 200 feet of clay beneath sidewalks, driveways and the occasional tree root turned into a routine day at the office for Eric Vogel.
Vogel, of KwiKom Communications, was manning a Vermeer D10x15 horizontal directional drill, a key tool used for the companys ongoing fiber-to-the-home project in Iola.
The 8,000-pound drill the smaller of two used by KwiKom in Iola gouged a nearly 2-inch-wide hole along a horizontal route, roughly 3 ½ feet below the surface. A remote, hand-held sensor followed along, ensuring the boring followed the curvature of Northwestern Street.
Stay connected to the stories and events that make your community a special place to call home.
Subscriptions start at $14.90/month.View subscription options
- Unmatched coverage of Allen County’s local news and sports, a tradition dating back to 1867
- Compelling portraits of our residents, experienced reporting and thoughtful analysis
- Unlimited online access to iolaregister.com and our archives