Vermeer D9x13 S3 Tier 4i (EU Stage IIIB) Horizontal Directional Drill

The next generation is here. Drilling performance has been redefined with the D9x13 S3, which features a streamlined operator’s station and simplified joystick controls now common through the Vermeer Navigator® HDD lineup. It has earned the S3 badge by undergoing significant testing in a variety of ground conditions.

Features and benefits

  • A 26% increase in carriage speed over its predecessor reduces cycle times and enhances jobsite productivity.
  • Powered with 9000 lb (40 kN) of thrust/pullback power and a rotational torque rated at1300 ft-lb (1762.6 Nm).
  • The D9x13 S3 D9x13 S3 is the class-leader in ground drive speed with a maximum speed of 3.5 mph (5.6 km/h).
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Length (Minimum Transport) 150 " 381 cm
Width (Minimum Transport) 35.5 " 90.2 cm
Height (Minimum Transport) 69 " 175.3 cm
Weight 6300 lbs 2857.6 kg
Angle of Approach 22 deg
Make and Model Kubota V1505-T-E3
Fuel Type Diesel
Maximum Engine RPM 3150 rpm
Gross Horsepower 44 hp 32.8 kw
Aspiration Turbocharged
Max Fuel Consumption 2.4 gph 9.1 lph
Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 20
Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 20
Thrust 9000 lbs 40 kN
Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 188 ft/min 57.3 m/min
Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 1300 ft-lb 1762.6 Nm
Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 190 rpm
Minimum Bore Diameter 2.5 " 6.4 cm
Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 3.5 mph 5.6 km/h
Noise Level at Operator's Ear 88 dBa
Drill Rack Angle 17 deg
Fuel Tank 14 gal 53 L
Hydraulic Tank 14 gal 53 L
Hydraulic System 24 gal 90.8 L
Maximum Pressure 750 psi 51.7 bar
Brand FMC Bean
On Board Tank Capacity 25 gal 94.6 L
Breakout System Standard
Drilling Lights Optional
Stakedown System Standard
Strike Alert Standard
Remote Lockout Standard
Operator Presence Standard


Ultimate Crew: Behind the Job | Episode 5 | The Next Generation

Efficiency, dedication, perspiration. The Ultimate Crew at B&T Drainage continues to strive for HDD training for their team and being prepared to handle the next generation of drills. Learning and bonding never ends - even with a few family disagreements.


Vermeer D9x13 S3 Tier 4i Horizontal Directional Drill