Vermeer’s D23x30DR S3 Navigator merges rock drilling with compact dimension

Vermeer’s new D23x30DR S3 Navigator horizontal course drill supplies a compact machine for drilling by way of rock in congested areas and tight areas.

At 16,500 kilos, the corporate says it’s the lightest rock drill in its class, designed for fiber, electrical, fuel and water utilities installations in onerous rock and different difficult floor circumstances. That gentle weight helps cut back the danger of damaging sidewalks or turf, the corporate says. The drill additionally boasts an operator ear noise degree of 83 decibels.

The corporate says the brand new drill solves the issue of drilling in hard-rock circumstances in city areas or congested neighborhoods, which usually requires a bigger HDD, utilizing an air hammer and bringing in additional tools, or having to function slowly.

The drill options Vermeer’s Firestick twin rod system that offers operators a 7 % downhole steerability. The greasable RH10 drill head supplies a 2-degree bend in its ahead part for additional steerability.

A toolless PG5 fast pullback grapple could be mounted on the drill head and 5.5-inch tricone bit to assist cut back the necessity to take away the drill head after the pilot bore when putting in small-diameter pipes, the corporate says.

The drill is powered by a 100-horsepower Deutz diesel engine with thrust/pullback of 24,000 kilos. The carriage pace is 175 toes per minute and rotational pace is 200 rpm.

The threaded outer rod has a rotational torque of 3,000 foot-pounds, and the hex interior rod delivers as much as 800 foot-pounds.

For upkeep, a big rear hood supplies entry to the mud pumps and different service factors. An open-top vice makes it simpler to vary out die with rod in vice and have visibility of the joint, the corporate says.

The operator’s station options controller space community (CAN) expertise with onboard diagnostics. The drill is supplied for the corporate’s telematics system, Vermeer Fleet.