Vermeer Introduces Remote-Controlled PD10R Pile Driver

The new PD10R pile driver by Vermeer delivers operator flexibility through the use of a full-function remote control.

The PD10R is not equipped with a ride-on operator's station. Designed for installing solar panel configurations, the PD10R pile driver gives the operator a 360-degree view of the jobsite, makes loading and unloading from a trailer easier and helps avoid potential obstacles without sacrificing functionality. With the remote control of the Vermeer PD10R pile driver, the operator can engage the hammer, accurately align the pile and position the machine. The remote control provides various data including pile angle and height information, as well as maintenance information.

“We developed this new pile driver at the request of certain solar contractor customers,” said Ed Savage, product manager at Vermeer. “In their line of work, they are installing many piles on a daily basis, which means the operator is continually moving the machine. The PD10R can only be operated with remote control and on many jobsites will enhance operator mobility and cycle time efficiency.”

The new remote-controlled PD10R pile driver is available with a 20-foot (6.1 m) mast and complements the PD10 model with a ride-on operator station. With auto plumb technology that automatically moves the mast orientation with the touch of a button, both models are designed to meet the tight tolerances demanded by commercial solar installers.

The PD10R pile driver can be equipped with an optional laser receiver and is compatible with third-party GPS to help reduce surveying time and maximize productivity. The unit’s wide track pad design helps minimize ground disturbance in varying soil types.

For more information about the Vermeer PD10R pile driver, visit or contact your local Vermeer dealer.

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