Research has led to a new concept generation for drilling a four inch diameter probe hole horizontally. This is to be used to probe ahead of mechanical tunnel boring machines to forewarn of dangers or to allow time for orderly change of tunneling methods or techniques. The method is designed to project the probe hole 1000 feet deep in moderately strong and high strength rock. The equipment was purchased and or designed and manufactured. It was assembled in preparation for field tests in two or more quarries to optimize the design. The first quarry test site was prepared.