“There are many efforts underway to harden the grid,” said Kayla Breja, senior brand manager at Vermeer. “That includes burying the wires – but there are other applications, too.” Among them: laying pipe and water lines.
“This new drill is designed to meet the needs of utility contractors performing large-diameter city work, as well as pipeliners that are performing long, large-diameter bores,” said Tod Michael, product manager of trenchless products for Vermeer.
The 310kW revamped drill is more versatile than its predecessor. “The combination of the D220x500 S3 drill’s class-leading rotary torque and fluid pressure delivers optimised drilling and reaming performance in challenging ground conditions like rock,” Michael adds.
More torque helps reduce the number of passes crews need to make when widening a hole, says Vermeer. High fluid flow helps protect tooling while maintaining drill hole integrity and operational efficiency.