Vermeer is expanding horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crews’ tooling options with the introduction of the new Vermeer Ultra X3 Drilling System for utility-sized rigs. The Ultra X3 is designed with a unique, non-torqued spline connection system, and it offers compatibility with a wide range of pilot bit and pullback configurations. The Ultra X3 is designed to be ultra-versatile and delivers value and efficiency in three ways:
1. The ability to swap out tooling quickly with two knock-out dowel pins
2. The capability of reaming directly from the transmitter housing
3. The elimination of starter rods and adapters in certain applications
Not every job is created equal. That’s why Vermeer offers an industry-leading lineup of drill rods, no matter the project at hand. For jobs where steerability is crucial and ground conditions might be challenging, there’s Firestick drill rod, the industry gold standard, with unmatched quality and steering performance meant for the biggest and toughest jobs.
When straightforward, less-aggressive projects require a budget-conscious option, there’s Silver Series drill rod. Comprised of one-piece forged, S135 grade steel, and threaded in the same U.S. state-of-the-art facility as Firestick drill rod, it is designed for moderate steering applications.
Preassembled to help provide proper torque and makeup, Vermeer drive chucks and sub savers are manufactured to the exacting tolerances of Vermeer horizontal directional drills.
Forged from durable Vermeer-specified alloy steel, drive chucks carry increased strength at the flange, as opposed to billet-manufactured assemblies.
Vermeer sub savers are made of rugged Vermeer-specified alloy steel for unmatched durability. Our sub savers each go through a 100 percent thread inspection so they’re ready when you are.
The QuickFire® connection system is a Vermeer-original design. The QuickFire connection is manufactured from high-alloy material, machined to exacting tolerances and subjected to an industry-unique heat-treatment process for durability and reliability. It is available in multiple sizes for drilling rigs rated up to 5500 ft-lb (7455 Nm) of torque. On the jobsite, you’ll appreciate the coarse and tapered thread profile allowing four-turn makeup. It also features an eight-sided collar to make flat alignment easier to handle.
The premium transmitter housings from Vermeer integrate many of the robust and proven design characteristics of the rock-focused Armor drilling system into a versatile tool for soft to intermediate ground conditions.
Vermeer Ace bits provide durability and wearability. The plug-style tooth design of the Ace bit allows teeth to be positioned closer to each other.
With its ground-up design, this polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) hole opener joins the ever-growing line of rock-focused tooling from Vermeer, targeting rock formations less than 25,000 psi (1723.7 bar)
From a single 2.875-in (2 7⁄8″) API box x box body, contractors can interchange wing sets for cutting diameters of 8 in (20.3 cm),10 in (25.4 cm) and 12 in (30.5 cm).With the ability to change sizes, users can maximize their investment in the single body. And in the event of wing damage, a single replacement wing can be purchased and installed in the field, rather than taking the tool out of service for an extended repair period.
Designed and built by Vermeer, Vermeer roller cone hole openers deliver optimized performance and wear life while working in some of the toughest ground conditions.
Spanning diameters of 8 in – 24 in (20 cm- 61 cm) in 2-in (5-cm) increments, this lineup offers several value-added features to meet the specific needs of your jobsite.
Prepare to win the tough jobs with the Armor® drilling system from Vermeer. It’s a single HDD tooling system with multiple drilling options designed to provide versatility and performance — one housing, multiple bits.
Vermeer puts its full range of reamer solutions to work for you. From the tried and true to pioneering designs, our lineup is ready to handle a wide variety of ground conditions you run into. As always, with Vermeer you can expect a world-class product offering to help meet your needs. Plus, when you come across the unexpected, you can rely on us for customized tooling options to meet specific applications, ground conditions and, of course, your personal preferences.
Choose from a full line of options, fitting small to large rigs. Available connections include hex collar, QuickFire connection system and API for ease of compatibility with a wide range of reamers and other tooling. Plus, count on our angular contact bearing design to handle thrust and radial load. Try our most recent addition to the swivel family – the quickshot swivel, which is most frequently used in conjunction with the drill bit quickshot hole for pulling back product pipe.
Whether you’re working with HDPE, PVC or PE, you’ll find a full range of puller options to help meet your product pipe type and size.
Find thread lubes specially designed for seasonal applications and various HDD models, including the environmentally friendly Bio-Stick® grease. Bio-Stick grease is biodegradable, nontoxic and washable, making it an environmentally friendly solution to your thread lube needs. A Vermeer long-handle brush makes manual thread lube application quick and convenient.
Whether making-up or breaking-out exit pit side tooling, the Vermeer PBD11500 breakout tongs should be something you carry with you every day to handle torqued direct connections. Unlike some competitive systems that can require a second set of hands, the PBD11500 features a tensioning design for ease of installation.
Vermeer breakout tongs can handle tooling ranging from 1.66″ (4.2 cm) to 3.50″ (8.9 cm) in diameter and deliver up to 11,500 ft-lb (15,592 Nm) of torque. For crew organization, a hard plastic case is included.