S3 Navigator HDD line
Vermeer has introduced its first horizontal directional drill with a Tier 4 Final engine. The D9x13 S3 Navigator HDD the first of the S3 generation of drills features improved hydraulic efficiency and enhanced speed for greater drilling performance. The D9x13 S3 is designed for installation of utilities such as communication, power, gas and water, as well as some limited sewer applications. With the smallest footprint in its class, this machine is ideal for installation projects in congested urban areas.
The D9x13 S3 has a 44-horsepower (32.8 kW) Kubota Tier 4 Final engine, delivering 9,000 pounds (4082.3 kg) of thrust/pullback and 1,300 foot-pounds (1762.5 Nm) of rotational torque. A new hydrostatic hydraulic system for the thrust and rotation circuits increases the system efficiency, allowing better use of engine horsepower and increasing productivity. This new hydraulic system also improves the ground drive speed by 60 percent over its predecessor, allowing the drill to move to various jobsites more efficiently.