New Vermeer horizontal drill suits large and small projects

Vermeer is set to release a new horizontal directional drill designed to suit both large utility projects and small scale pipeline work.

The D60x90 S3 Navigator offers 60,000 pounds of thrust/pullback and 9,000 pound-feet of rotational torque and a 202-horsepower Caterpillar Tier 4 Final diesel engine that offers a 17-horsepower gain over the previous D60x90 model. It can haul up to 600 feet of 2.875-inch drill rods, though it also works with a 3.5-inch rod.

“Because we have more horsepower available to run the rotation, thrust and mud functions on the drill, we expect exceptional performance from the D60x90 S3,” Product Manager Tod Michael said.

Despite the extra power for big jobs, the new machine is also specifically designed to work with minimal impact in urban or neighborhood environments. Its rubber tracks minimize road and sidewalk damage, it has a small footprint that can work in tighter spaces, and it's 10 points quieter than previous models.

The quality of life design also extends to operators, who will enjoy a quieter, climate-controlled cab with additional leg room. The cab is also equipped with a variety of digital diagnostic tools to monitor machine performance and maintenance needs.

The D60x90 S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill will be available at Vermeer dealers in December.

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Vermeer Corporation 1210 East Vermeer Road Pella, IA 50219

Caterpillar Inc. 501 Southwest Jefferson Avenue Peoria, IL 61605

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