Delivering excellent productivity in a broad range of ground conditions.

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The Vermeer D40x55DR S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill delivers excellent productivity in a broad range of ground conditions, from hard, medium and soft rock to loamy/dirt and clay. This rock drill features dual rod technology that uses an inner rod to provide torque to the drill bit, while the outer rod offers steering capability and rotational torque for reaming. The combination provides powerful downhole cutting action and the flexibility to select the appropriate tooling to best match the ground conditions, which can allow the entire install to be completed with one machine.

Delivering excellent productivity in a broad range of ground conditions.

The Vermeer D40x55DR S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill delivers excellent productivity in a broad range of ground conditions, from hard, medium and soft rock to loamy/dirt and clay. This rock drill features dual rod technology that uses an inner rod to provide torque to the drill bit, while the outer rod offers steering capability and rotational torque for reaming. The combination provides powerful downhole cutting action and the flexibility to select the appropriate tooling to best match the ground conditions, which can allow the entire install to be completed with one machine.

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Features & Benefits

Building on greatness

Common CAN controls allow a smoother transition from one drill to the next across the Navigator HDD lineup and the S3 badge and D40x55 S3 drill, as a base platform, provide a standard of excellence you can count on.

Reduced steps

The time and steps required to add or remove a rod on the D40x55DR S3 is significantly less than previous Vermeer models due to an enhanced dual drill rod design that quickly and easily makes up the inner and outer rod connections.

Added comfort

A climate-controlled cab can help reduce fatigue from outdoor elements and enhance operator comfort.

Impressive power

Powered by a 140-hp (104-kW) John Deere diesel engine, this drill serves up to 40,000 lb (177.9 kN) of thrust/pullback and 5500 ft-lb (7,457 Nm) of rotational torque, enabling boring through hard rock with less hassle.

More feet onboard

Spend less time switching out rod boxes and go further with your install by having more onboard rod carrying capacity.

Less restrictions

A hollow inner rod design results in more air and drilling fluid flow to the drill head on pilot bores and the hole opener during pullback, providing contractors the ability to select from a more diverse range of tooling options, including air hammers and larger hole openers.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • Length (Minimum Transport) 256 in 650.2 cm
    • Width (Minimum Transport) 89 in 226.1 cm
    • Height (Minimum Transport) 110 in 279.4 cm
    • Weight 31500 lbs 14288.2 kg
    • Angle of Approach 23 deg
  • Engine

    • Make and Model John Deere PowerTech 4045HF275
    • Fuel Type Diesel
    • Maximum Engine RPM 2400 rpm
    • Gross Horsepower 140 hp 104.4 kw
    • Aspiration Turbocharged
    • Max Fuel Consumption 7.6 gph 28.6 lph
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 30 continuous/45 intermittent
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 30 continuous/45 intermittent
  • Engine Option Two

    • Make and Model John Deere
    • Fuel Type Diesel
    • Maximum Engine RPM 2400 rpm
    • Gross Horsepower 140 hp 104.4 kw
    • Aspiration Turbocharged
    • Max Fuel Consumption 7.6 gph 28.6 lph
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 30 deg
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 30 deg
  • Operational

    • Thrust 40000 lbs 177.9 kN
    • Pullback 40000 lbs 177.9 kN
    • Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 115 ft/min 35.1 m/min
    • Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 5500 ft-lb 7457 Nm
    • Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 100 rpm
    • Minimum Bore Diameter 6.3 in 15.9 cm
    • Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 3.3 mph 5.3 km/h
    • Noise Level at Operator's Ear 80 dB
    • Guaranteed sound power (CE-rating) 104 dB
    • Drill Rack Angle 15.6 deg
  • Fluid Capacities

    • Fuel Tank 45 gal 170.3 L
    • Hydraulic System 65 gal 246.1 L
  • Drilling Fluid System Option One

    • Maximum Flow 70 gpm 265 L/min
    • Maximum Pressure 900 psi 62.1 bar
  • Features

    • Breakout System Sliding, open top vise
    • Drilling Lights Standard
    • Flow Indicator Mud Flow indicator can function like the current D24s3
    • Stakedown System Standard/Aggressive
    • Cab Standard
    • Strike Alert Standard
    • Remote Lockout Standard
  • Drill Pipe

    • Drill Rod Thread Firestick - #200 R & R
    • Thread Type Firestick - #750 R & R
    • Length 10 ft 3 m
    • Joint Inside Diameter .8 in 1.9 cm
    • Weight 126 lbs 57.2 kg
    • Minimum Bend Radius 169 ft 51.5 m

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