Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) News

  • Horizontal Directional Drilling – HDD Academy – Feb 13-14, 2017

    Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction and Benjamin Media, Inc. will host the third annual Horizontal Directional Drilling Academy Feb. 13-14, 2017. Horizontal directional drilling experts will deliver presentations during a two-day intensive course designed to equip attendees with knowledge of horizontal directional drilling pre-construction, design and material ...


    By Vac-Tron Equipment

  • Noble Energy to buy rival Clayton Williams for $2.7 billion

    Oil producer Noble Energy will acquire rival Clayton Williams for about $2.7 billion in a cash and stock deal that will expand Noble’s presence in oil-rich West Texas. Noble said the deal would include 71,000 net acres in the Southern Delaware Basin in Reeves and Ward counties, which are part of the larger Permian Basin, home of the some of the richest oil deposits in North America. The ...

  • Sandvik launches new pilot bits for more efficient raise boring

    Most raise boring applications begin with the drilling of a pilot hole. The general length of a pilot hole varies from 30 - 1000 meters, with standard drill pipes of 1.5 meter length. The time and cost involved in pulling the pipes out from a deep pilot hole is significant and the service life of pilot bits is therefore crucial when it comes to keeping down ...

  • Vermeer D60x90 S3 provides solution for contractors completing large utility, small pipeline work

    With the launch of the D60x90 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD), Vermeer has extended its S3 drill portfolio to meet the needs of contractors whose projects cross over between the large underground utility and small pipeline installation ...


    By Vermeer

  • B&T Drainage Inc. named winner of Vermeer Ultimate Crew contest

    PELLA, Iowa — The judges’ votes are in. B&T Drainage Inc. from Marshall, Illinois, has been named the winner of the Ultimate Crew contest, sponsored by Vermeer. B&T Drainage bested three other crews during today’s Ultimate Crew Underground Showdown, a live drilling competition held at the ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vermeer announces Ultimate Crew contest finalists

    Vermeer is pleased to introduce the Ultimate Crew contest finalists. Four crews from across North America are headed to the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky, ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vermeer launches productivity tools package

    InSite™ Productivity Tools from Vermeer help a horizontal directional drill (HDD) contractor streamline and simplify the entire job process from planning to invoicing, allowing the contractor to more easily document project work.  By combining documentation, bore planning, data collection and remote monitoring components, InSite Productivity Tools can help a contractor better ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vermeer equipment is engineered for outstanding performance.

    At Vermeer, we’re never satisfied with status quo. Our engineering and design teams are constantly developing new equipment, or new innovations to improve existing equipment.  From chippers to trenching equipment and balers to horizontal directional drills, Vermeer has the equipment for the job. Vermeer equipment is fully supported by our worldwide dealer network, so you can get ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vermeer D24x40 S3 Drill Offers More Drilling Power, Speed and Reliability

    The Vermeer D24x40 Navigator® horizontal directional drill (HDD) set the industry standard in 1993, and with the introduction of the D24x40 S3 in 2015, there are even more reasons it’s the choice to meet contractors’ right-size, right-power ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vermeer Introduces New D23x30 S3 Drill for Utility Installations

    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. With 24,000 pounds (106.8 kN) of thrust and pullback and 3,000 foot-pounds (4,068 Nm) of ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vermeer Announces Ultimate Crew Contest Semifinalists

    Vermeer Corporation is pleased to introduce the Ultimate Crew contest semifinalists. Eight crews from across North America are one step closer to winning a trip to the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2015 where they ...


    By Vermeer

  • Svobodny Sokol took part in City Pipe 2015

    From 26 to 28 of may 2015 in Moscow International center Crocus Expo an Exhibition “CityPipe2015: Piping systems for Municipal infrastructure: construction, diagnostics, repair and operation” took place. The exhibition was held together with international exhibition concerning waste recycling WasteTech 2015 First taken place in 2006 the exhibition became the biggest in history and ...


    By Svobodny Sokol

  • Vermeer Introduces the Second HDD in its New S3 Series

    With operator needs at the forefront of design and engineering, Vermeer has introduced a new horizontal directional drill with improved power and reliability for the increasingly demanding projects contractors face. The new D20x22 S3 Navigator® HDD was designed from the voice of contractors who desire a small footprint machine yet one that is able to increase productivity when working in ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vermeer introduces the second HDD in its new S3 series

    With operator needs at the forefront of design and engineering, Vermeer has introduced a new horizontal directional drill with improved power and reliability for the increasingly demanding projects contractors face. The new D20x22 S3 Navigator® HDD was designed from the voice of contractors who desire a small footprint machine yet one that is able to increase productivity when working in ...


    By Vermeer

  • New Vermeer reclaimer meets the challenges of urban pipeline work

    Vermeer has introduced a new product to its pipeline installation equipment line. The R400T joins the R9x12T reclaimer — introduced in 2010 — as a self-contained drilling fluid reclaiming system. The R400T was designed for the growing demands of underground projects — whether in congested, urban utility work or large pipeline installation — while minimizing the impact on ...


    By Vermeer

  • Quad track trencher boasts power and stability for utility work

    Vermeer adds more power to the RTX line of rubber-track trenchers with the addition of the RTX450. With a 49-horsepower (36.5 kW) Tier 4 Final engine, this trencher can handle open cut installations in tough ground conditions and the small spaces. The RTX450 is best suited for urban utility work such as electric, fiber, natural gas or water installations. “Contractors need equipment that ...


    By Vermeer

  • A new era in horizontal directional drilling with the 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 ...


    By Vermeer

  • A new era in horizontal directional drilling with the 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 ...


    By Vermeer

  • A new era in horizontal directional drilling with the 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 ...


    By Vermeer

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA cites Heartland Midwest, JJ`s Restaurant after restaurant worker dies in February gas pipe explosion

    Heartland Midwest LLC, a communication utilities contracting company, has been cited for multiple safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration following a Feb. 19 explosion and fire that resulted in the death of a worker of JJ's Restaurant in Kansas City. JJ's Bar and Grill, which does business as JJ's Restaurant, was cited for one safety ...

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