Vermeer introduces latest D24X40 Navigator horizontal drill
The D24x40 drill set the industry standard when it was first introduced in 1993.
“The Vermeer D24x40 model series has been one of the best-selling drills in the history of horizontal directional drilling since its introduction in 1993,” Jon Kuyers, senior global product manager, underground, for Vermeer, said. “Contractors around the globe have trusted their reliability; now with the addition of more drilling power, and reduced sound and cycle times — we’ve made one of the best drills in the market better. It’s the ultimate machine to handle a wide range of installation projects.”
The Series 3 model includes 28,000 pounds of thrust and pullback, plus 4,200 foot-pounds. It also has improved ground speed, carriage speed, rotational speed and rod breakout efficiency.
The new model also features significant sound reduction with 104 dBA guaranteed sound power level and an operator ear rating of 82.9 dBA.
As with its other drills, the Series 3 offering includes a common control system that allows operators to run a variety of the company's products with minimal training.