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 ' 13.7 m
Width 8.5 ' 2.6 m
Height (Minimum Transport) 11.5 ' 3.5 m
Weight 82000 lbs 37194.6 kg
Suspension Dual axle with air ride suspension
Front Base Anchor Length 20 ' 6.1 m
Front Base Anchor Width 6 ' 1.8 m
Front Base Anchor Height 24 " 61 cm
Front Flat Anchor Length 9.5 ' 2.9 m
Front Flat Anchor Width 5 ' 1.5 m
Front Flat Anchor Height 8 " 20.3 cm
Rear Base Anchor Length 16 ' 4.9 m
Rear Base Anchor Width 7.8 ' 2.4 m
Rear Base Anchor Height 8 " 20.3 cm
Number of Rear Legs 2
Drill Rack Angle 8 degrees to 12 degrees
Length 10 ' 3.1 m
Width 8 ' 2.4 m
Height 8 ' 2.4 m
Weight 6000 lbs 2721.6 kg
Heat and Air Conditioning In-wall combination unit
Length 22.4 ' 6.8 m
Width 8 ' 2.4 m
Height 10.3 ' 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) 36 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 " 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 ' 1.8 m
Inside Diameter 9.8 " 24.9 cm
Clamp Force 250000 ft-lb 338955 Nm
Configuration 2-jaw clamp
Inside Diameter 10 " 25.4 cm
Remote Lockout Yes
Strike Alert Yes

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D500x500 NAVIGATOR® Horizontal Directional Drill

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