Fletcher Longhole Drills (model LHD), degasification drills are designed to drill horizontally into the working coal face, for methane drainage, dewatering and seam orientation. These machines vary in torque and thrust capacities catering to the application. Fletcher offers machines from 10,000 lbs. (4535.9 kg) to 50,000 lbs. (22,680 kg) thrust, designed to suit the customer’s needs.