The Vermeer D40x55DR S3 Navigator® HDD features dual rod technology that uses an inner rod to provide torque to the drill bit, while the outer rod offers steering capability and rotational torque for reaming.
Power140 hp (104.4 kW)
Rotational Torque5500 ft-lb
Customer JLM Underground Solutions
Location Melbourne, VIC
Equipment D40x55DR S3 HDD
A rock solid drilling solution
JLM Underground solutions in Melbourne, VIC became the owner of the very first Vermeer D40x55DR S3 drill to be sold in Australia in July 2018.
Incorporating dependability and performance, the D40x55DR S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill with the latest advancements in dual rod technology creates a familiar operator experience that will outperform many other rock drilling solutions. The combination provides powerful down-hole cutting action and the flexibility to select the appropriate tooling to best match the ground conditions, which can allow the entire install to be completed with one machine.
The time and steps required to add or remove a rod on the D40x55DR S3 is significantly less than previous Vermeer models due to an enhanced dual drill rod design that quickly and easily makes up the inner and outer rod connections.
Install with added comfort of climate control, weatherproofing and reduced noise levels of 80 dBA at the operator’s ear in a standard operator’s cab.
Install more feet and save time with an impressive 500’ (152.4 m) of drill rod on-board.
A hollow inner rod design results in more air and drilling fluid flow to the drill head on pilot bores and the hole opener during pullback, providing contractors the ability to select from a more diverse range of tooling options, including air hammers and larger hole openers.