Vermeer puts impressive power in a small footprint with its D60x90 Navigator horizontal directional drill (HDD). The 185-hp unit delivers 9,000 ft.-lbs. of rotational torque and 60,000 lbs. of thrust/pullback.
The drill offers users the choice of 10-ft. configurations of 2.875-in. diameter Firestick drill rods to minimize the operational footprint or maximize onboard drill-rod carrying capacity by selecting 15-ft. rod lengths at 2.875-in. diameter. A 3.5-in. rod option will be available soon.
The D60x90 is available with additional, quick-change rod boxes containing up to 300 feet (91.4 m) of drill rod each. The new rod box design is removable by releasing two pins and a single latch, the quick-change rod box reduces the need to manually load drill rod.
The D60x90 is equipped with a 7-in. TFT-LCD color monitor that offers visibility to key drilling function parameters, as well as DCI locator information. Secondary screens provide visibility to engine information and self diagnostics, such as fault and advisory codes at the touch of a button. A multifunction steering system, designed for use in hard ground conditions, helps improve drilling accuracy by reducing manual operator input.