Vermeer introduces two additional directional rock drills
Vermeer has launched the D60x90 Navigator horizontal directional drill (HDD). Powered by a 138kW Stage IIIB John Deere engine, the machine delivers 12,202Nm of rotational torque and 267kN of thrust/pullback. The rig is available with quick change rod boxes containing up to 91.4m of drill rod each. An LCD colour monitor shows key drilling function parameters as well as location information.
The company has also introduced the D36x50DR Series II directional drill, which has been modified to accommodate rock drilling technologies. With a rated rotational torque of 2,033Nm, the machine’s inner rod powers a downhole tri-cone, with the outer rod providing steering and backreaming rotation.