The Vermeer Rock Lab takes rock collecting to a whole new level. Using state-of-the-art equipment, our experts test rock samples (limestone, salt, bauxite, iron ore, etc.) from all over the world in a variety of ways. Each sample is cored and undergoes unconfined compressive strength, indirect tension, abrasively and energy index testing. The results of these tests help to characterize the rock, its hardness, density of rock, abrasiveness and how it may respond when being drilled or trenched.
Consult with your local Vermeer dealer to work on collecting representative rock samples from your jobsite. This will help determine the appropriate tooling to use for the ground conditions through the use of the solutions calculator that accounts for the results of rock testing, and estimates production ranges and cost of operation. With this information, you can make more informed business decisions. As a Vermeer customer, the Vermeer Rock Lab services are available at no cost.
The costs and production rates, as calculated by the solutions calculator, are only estimates. The actual amounts will vary based upon your conditions, maintenance, operator experience, site preparation and many other factors. This is only a tool for estimating. The actual production rates and costs will vary.