D20x22 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill

The next entrant in the S3 generation of drills – the D20x22 S3 – features more power, increased speed, versatility and precise control. The right-powered and right-priced D20x22 S3 makes significant gains in power and speed compared to both competitors and its predecessor – the D16x20 Series II.

By listening closely to the needs of contractors working in congested urban areas, our goal was to make the next S3 drill a perfect fit for your operation —  whether you’re installing cable, fiber or product pipe.

With nearly 20,000 lb (89 kN) of thrust and pullback, and a Tier 4 Deutz engine that delivers a 12% increase in horsepower over its predecessor (D16x20 Series II), the D20x22 S3 is the next key addition to your fleet of drills.

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Features and benefits

  • The class-leading 167 feet-per-minute (50.9 m/min) carriage speed and rotational speeds of 257 rpm help you install more linear feet per day.
  • A newly designed hydraulic circuit offers additional power for drilling and maneuvering around the jobsite, helping operators power up curbs and slopes to work more efficiently.
  • The 3.3 mph (5.3 km/h) per hour tracking speed gets you from one setup to the next sooner.
  • Simplify machine monitoring with on-board diagnostics.
  • Common dual joysticks on current Vermeer drill lineup assist in operator efficiency and training.
Length (Minimum Transport) 204 in 518.2 cm
Width (Minimum Transport) 47.5 in 120.7 cm
Height (Minimum Transport) 74 in 188 cm
Weight 10850 lbs 4921.5 kg
Angle of Approach 18 deg
Make and Model Deutz TD2.9
Fuel Type Low sulfur diesel
Maximum Engine RPM 2600 rpm
Gross Horsepower 74 hp 55.2 kw
Aspiration Turbo charged
Max Fuel Consumption 4.5 gph 17 lph
Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 30
Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 30
Thrust 19500 lbs 86.7 kN
Pullback 19500 lbs 86.7 kN
Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 167 ft/min 50.9 m/min
Maximum Carriage Speed in Low at Maximum Engine RPM 114 ft/min 34.7 m/min
Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 2250 ft-lb 3050.6 Nm
Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 257 rpm
Minimum Bore Diameter 3 in 7.6 cm
Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 3.3 mph 5.3 km/h
Automated Rod Loader Semi-automated
Noise Level at Operator's Ear 85.9 dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power (CE-rating) 106 dB(A)
Drill Rack Angle 17 deg
Maximum Flow 25 gpm 94.6 L/min
Maximum Pressure 1000 psi 68.9 bar
Breakout System Standard hydraulic vice
Drilling Lights Optional
Flow Indicator Standard
Stakedown System Standard
Strike Alert Standard
Remote Lockout Standard
Operator Presence Standard

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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