The Vermeer D23x30 S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill (HDD) packs speed and power into a shorter, narrower design to help increase productivity when working in urban areas or compact jobsites.It features 24,000 lb. of thrust and pullback and 3,000 ft.-lbs. of rotational torque.
Speed, simplicity and sound are the trademarks of the Vermeer S3 generation of directional drills. This includes a 99 dBA guaranteed sound power level and an operator ear rating of 78.7 dBA. Carriage speed has been increased to 206 fpm, with a rotational speed of 219 rpm. A a ground tracking speed of up to 3.3 mph helps contractors get from one project to another faster.
A 100-hp Deutz TCD 3.6L4 Tier 3/Tier 4-compliant liquid-cooled, turbocharged diesel engine powers the drill.
A common control system currently used on the larger Navigator drill lineup is featured on the D23x30 S3 drill. This includes a digital display, onboard diagnostics and common joystick controls. The system design uses a power distribution module that reduces the amount of wiring and fuses for greater reliability. All S3 Navigator drills have a common control platform, assisting drill operators in operating a variety of S3 drill models and lessening the time needed for training.
Contractors have two 10-ft. Firestick drill stem options to configure the drill for different types of work . For longer runs, a 2.06-in. diameter drill stem is available and provides improved flexibility in tight bore requirements. When pulling back larger product or for compatibility with rock tooling, contractors can select a 2.375-in. diameter drill stem that offers a better flow path for improved air hammer efficiency and flexibility for rock drilling applications.