D500x500 NAVIGATOR® Horizontal Directional Drill

Field-tested to prove it can handle the toughest large-diameter projects, the D500x500 is equipped with all the features HDD operators need to get the job done. It drills through almost any ground conditions with 50,000 ft-lb/68,000 Nm of rotational torque and 500,000 lbs/2,224 kN of thrust/pullback.

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Features and benefits

  • Operates efficiently with high-torque, low speed Hagglund hydraulic motors powering the rotary and carriage drives so you can run full torque and full rotary rpm simultaneously.
  • Reduces stress on the motor, because the thrust box bearing-pack assembly is designed to absorb the axial load caused by thrust and pullback.
  • Helps prevent rod wrap or wind-up because its floating vice allows the breakout system to clamp the full rod upsets during breakout of the lower and upper joints.
  • Muscles through difficult ground formations with higher torque than other models.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Length (Minimum Transport) 45 ft 13.7 m
Width 8.5 ft 2.6 m
Height (Minimum Transport) 11.5 ft 3.5 m
Weight 82000 lbs 37194.6 kg
Suspension Dual axle with air ride suspension
Front Base Anchor Length 20 ft 6.1 m
Front Base Anchor Width 6 ft 1.8 m
Front Base Anchor Height 24 in 61 cm
Front Flat Anchor Length 9.5 ft 2.9 m
Front Flat Anchor Width 5 ft 1.5 m
Front Flat Anchor Height 8 in 20.3 cm
Rear Base Anchor Length 16 ft 4.9 m
Rear Base Anchor Width 7.8 ft 2.4 m
Rear Base Anchor Height 8 in 20.3 cm
Number of Rear Legs 2
Drill Rack Angle 8 degrees to 12 degrees
Length 10 ft 3.1 m
Width 8 ft 2.4 m
Height 8 ft 2.4 m
Weight 6000 lbs 2721.6 kg
Heat and Air Conditioning In-wall combination unit
Length 22.4 ft 6.8 m
Width 8 ft 2.4 m
Height 10.3 ft 3.1 m
Weight 38000 lbs 17236.5 kg
Make and Model (1) CAT C-27
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Capacity 500 gal 1892.7 L
Hydraulic Tank Capacity 720 gal 2725.5 L
Maximum Engine RPM 2000 rpm
Gross Horsepower 800 hp 596.6 kw
EPA Certification Family Tier 2 (EU Stage II)
Thrust 500000 lbs 2224.1 kN
Pullback 500000 lbs 2224.1 kN
Maximum Spindle Torque 50000 ft-lb 67791 Nm
Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 50000 ft-lb 67791 Nm
Maximum Spindle Speed at Maximum Engine RPM (with PS800) 66 rpm
Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 64 ft/min 19.5 m/min
Number of Rotation Motors 1
Number of Drive Motors 2
Mud Swivel 3 in 7.6 cm
Breakout Force 253000 ft-lb 343022.5 Nm
Configuration 3-jaw clamp, 8 " (20.3 cm)
Weight 3800 lbs 1723.7 kg
Travel 6 ft 1.8 m
Inside Diameter 9.8 in 24.9 cm
Clamp Force 250000 ft-lb 338955 Nm
Configuration 2-jaw clamp
Inside Diameter 10 in 25.4 cm
Remote Lockout Yes
Strike Alert Yes

Equipment Specification Disclaimer

Vermeer Corporation reserves the right to make changes in engineering, design, and specifications; add improvements; or discontinue manufacturing at any time without notice or obligation. Equipment shown is for illustrative purposes only and may display optional or global-region specific features, accessories or components. Please contact your local Vermeer dealer for more information on machine specifications. Vermeer, the Vermeer logo, Equipped to Do More and Navigator are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries


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D500x500 NAVIGATOR® Horizontal Directional Drill

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