How Does the D550 Horizontal Directional Drill Work?

Vermeer’s video, Features and Benefits of the D550 Horizontal Directional Drill video provides an overview of how the Vermeer D550 sets the standards for maxi-rigs. As with other products of this type, productivity is the name of the game, which the Vermeer D550 maximizes for long-distance directional drilling applications like energy infrastructure, water lines, or high-voltage transmission lines.
It begins with a class-leading 100,000 ft-lb of torque which allows operators to minimize the number of passes, allowing you to get more done in less time.

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Next, its ultra-slow speed technology gives operators precise control in rocky conditions to optimize tooling life and penetration rate. Then, combined with three modes of operating control -rotation, thrust, and speed- and its full-travel vise, your operators gain the flexibility and control to achieve smooth and efficient directional drilling operations.
Finally, for a rig with its size and power, it operates at a relatively quiet 111-DB(A), so you may be able to avoid the time and expense of sound attenuation devices, especially in urban settings.
Each of these features and more help the Vermeer D550 Horizontal Directional Drill set the standard for directional drilling operations among maxi-rigs.

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