For drilling in rock, you need a machine that can take on the tough jobs in tough ground conditions. The new D23x30DR S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill helps lead the way in rock drilling and continues the legacy of the S3 badge – speed, simplicity and sound. Adding to the Vermeer lineup of rock drills, the D23x30DR S3 offers dual rod technology in a compact yet powerful machine that enables operators to confidently and efficiently maneuver through rock in congested cities, busy neighbors or tight jobsites. Building on the dependability of the D23x30 S3, this rock drill offers a short and narrow footprint and quiet power for operator comfort while minimizing jobsite disturbance. Common controls can help operators transition smoothly into rock drilling from a single rod machine, while new tooling options can offer precise steering and maximized wear life to help provide optimized jobsite productivity. The D23x30DR S3 rock drill delivers impressive power that can help you bore through challenging ground conditions and keep you rocking on a demanding jobsite.
Compact control: A width of 55.5” (141 cm) makes the D23x30DR S3 drill 24.5” (62.2 cm) narrower than its closest competitor and offers efficient maneuverability of the machine into compact urban areas or busy neighborhoods, and convenient transportation on a trailer with other equipment.
Worth its weight:Weighing in at 16,500 lb (7484.3 kg), the D23x30DR S3 is the lightest rock drill in its class. The lightweight design helps keep your jobsite intact by decreasing potential disturbance to sidewalks, neighborhoods and landscapes.
Rock quietly: Following the reliable S3 sound badge, the D23x30DR S3 has an operator ear noise level of 83 dB(A) to help with operator comfort, crew communication, and create a quiet working environment to reduce disturbance to neighborhoods and other populated urban areas.
Premium power: A 100 hp (75 kW) Deutz TCD3.6L4 engine provides power to help drive the D23x30DR S3 to its peak performance, while a thrust/pullback of 24,000 lb (106.8 kN) combines with outer rod rotational torque of 3000 ft-lb (4067.5 Nm) to help get the drill into tough ground.
Familiar features:Building on the dependable legacy of the S3 badge combined with the latest advancements in dual rod technology, the D23x30DR S3 offers a familiar operator experience to help crews transition to rock drilling from a single rod machine and get in and out of tough ground with precision and power.
Tough tooling:With the 2-degree bend positioned in the forward section of the tool, the new greaseable RH10 drill head offers responsive steer on command for precise installations.