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The Vermeer D550 horizontal directional drill leads the 550,000-lb (249,475.8-kg) drill class with its impressive 100,000 ft-lb (135,581.8 Nm) of torque with a low operation sound level. This newest generation of drills offers advanced telematics and smart onboard technology. These give your operator and remote personnel real-time drilling and diagnostic information to maximize operating efficiency and productivity. This rig features a hydraulic transmission that delivers a steady, ultra-slow speed performance for working in challenging hard rock.

Maximize your control, unleash the power.

The Vermeer D550 horizontal directional drill leads the 550,000-lb (249,475.8-kg) drill class with its impressive 100,000 ft-lb (135,581.8 Nm) of torque with a low operation sound level. This newest generation of drills offers advanced telematics and smart onboard technology. These give your operator and remote personnel real-time drilling and diagnostic information to maximize operating efficiency and productivity. This rig features a hydraulic transmission that delivers a steady, ultra-slow speed performance for working in challenging hard rock. Find A Dealer Request More Info

Features & Benefits

Full control

The ultra-slow speed control technology delivers finite thrust control to optimize cutting action for challenging rock bore conditions, while the two different operating modes help ease the drilling process for smooth and efficient operation.

Class-leading torque

With 100,000 ft-lb (135,581.8 Nm) of torque, you can go from the pilot bore to a larger reamer and reduce the number of passes made on a bore.

Full travel vise

The vise can be positioned up and down the rack as needed when making and breaking tooling joints. Position it close to the carriage for optimal casing handling on direct installation projects.

Low noise levels

The 111 dB(A) sound power allows for a quiet jobsite environment for your crew and helps you adhere to restrictive noise-level requirements.

Mud flow

The 4-in (10.2-cm) fluid course allows more fluid to be pumped downhole at a low pressure drop.

Quick jobsite setup

The track-mounted, self-contained maxi rig helps deliver ease of jobsites access and setup.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • Length (Minimum Transport) 651 in 1653.5 cm
    • Width (Minimum Transport) 100 in 254 cm
    • Height (Minimum Transport) 138 in 350.5 cm
    • Weight 105000 lbs 47627.2 kg
    • Angle of Approach 12 deg
  • Engine

    • Make and Model Caterpillar C18 ACERT
    • Fuel Type Ultra low sulfur diesel
    • Maximum Engine RPM 1800 rpm
    • Idle Speed 800 rpm
    • Rated RPM 1800 rpm
    • Gross Horsepower 599 hp 446.7 kw
    • Displacement 1104 cu-in 18.1 L
    • Aspiration Turbocharged aftercooled
    • Cooling Method Liquid
    • Max Fuel Consumption 29.7 gph 112.4 lph
    • EPA Certification Family Tier 4 Final/EU Stage V
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 30 deg
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 30 deg
  • Operational

    • Thrust 550000 lbs 2446.5 kN
    • Pullback 550000 lbs 2446.5 kN
    • Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 105 ft/min 32 m/min
    • Maximum Carriage Speed in Low at Maximum Engine RPM 27 ft/min 8.2 m/min
    • Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 100000 ft-lb 135582 Nm
    • Maximum Spindle Torque (High at Maximum Engine RPM) 38000 ft-lb 51521.2 Nm
    • Maximum Spindle Speed (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 26 rpm
    • Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 75 rpm
    • Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 2.2 mph 3.5 km/h
    • Noise Level at Operator's Ear 70 dB(A)
    • Guaranteed sound power (CE-rating) 111 dB(A)
    • Drill Rack Angle 10-18 deg
  • Fluid Capacities

    • Fuel Tank 163 gal 617 L
    • Hydraulic Tank 210 gal 794.9 L
    • Hydraulic System 300 gal 1135.6 L
  • Hydraulic System

    • Auxiliary Pump Flow at Maximum Engine RPM 46 gpm
    • Auxiliary Pump Relief Pressure 3000 psi 206.8 bar
    • Thrust/Pullback Pump Flow at Max Engine RPM 210 gpm 794.9 L/min
    • Thrust/Pullback Pump Relief Pressure 5000 psi 344.7 bar
    • Rotation Pump Flow at Maximum Engine RPM 210 gpm 794.9 L/min
    • Rotation Pump Relief Pressure 5500 psi 379.2 bar
    • Hydraulic Supply Filter Rating 200 mesh
    • Hydraulic Return Filter Rating B_5=100-25 psi check
  • Features

    • Breakout System Full travel vise
    • Drilling Lights Standard
    • Flow Indicator Mud pressure sensor standard
    • Stakedown System Base anchor-style hold down
    • Cab Remote DC10 driller cabin
    • Strike Alert Standard
    • Remote Lockout Long-range remote lockout
    • Operator Presence Standard
  • Drill Pipe

    • Drill Rod Thread 30-ft random length, 5-in NC50DS
    • Thread Type NC-50 FHDS
    • Length 32 ft 9.8 m
  • Drill Pipe Option Two

    • Drill Rod Thread 30-ft random length, 6-5/8 FHDS
    • Thread Type 6-5/8 FH or FHDS
    • Length 32 ft 9.8 m

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