Vermeer connection system for utility horizontal directional drills reduces labour
The new Vermeer QuickFire HD connection system for utility horizontal directional drills (HDD) helps reduce the labour involved with changing over from pilot bore and pullback tooling.
The new Vermeer QuickFire HD system uses two heavy-duty roll pins to secure the locking collar over the non-torqued threaded connection.
Resembling other Vermeer designs, this retention feature has performed well in extensive field tests according to Vermeer. The QuickFire HD also allows the collar to be assembled at any orientation to avoid having to rotate the collar to align it with the retention bolt hole.
The new Vermeer QuickFire HD system is available in three sizes:
- QuickFire HD 300 for HDDs in the 10,000-pound (44.5-kN) drill range — Vermeer D10x15 S3 or Ditch Witch JT10 HD
- QuickFire HD 400 for HDDs in the 24,000-pound (106.8-kN) drill range — Vermeer D23x30 S3 or Ditch Witch JT30 HD
- QuickFire HD 460 for HDDs in the 40,000-pound (177.9-kN) drill range Vermeer D40x55 S3 or Ditch Witch JT40 HDD
Vermeer also offers weld-on connection options to cost-effectively convert existing tooling to the QuickFire HD connection system.