Power, capabilities and ultimate control over the configuration of your rig.

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The D220x500 S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill supports large-diameter water and utility installs in urban areas, as well as challenging pipeline work. Choose between cab on, or a separate stand-alone driller’s cab. Outfitting the drill with a 30-ft (9.1-m) rack gives crews the ability to use a variety of range 2 drill pipe, helping decrease the number of tool joint connections – the optimal setup for performing pipeline work. Integrate either a rod stager with a wire line platform, or a full-length catwalk for ease of access up and down the rack. Maximize productivity with a 415-hp (309-kW) Caterpillar engine that helps deliver 52,600 ft-lb (71,316.1 Nm) of rotary torque and a fluid course which allows high volumes of fluid to be pumped downhole for larger-diameter bores. Designed for performance. Built to your preference.

Power, capabilities and ultimate control over the configuration of your rig.

The D220x500 S3 Navigator horizontal directional drill supports large-diameter water and utility installs in urban areas, as well as challenging pipeline work. Choose between cab on, or a separate stand-alone driller’s cab. Outfitting the drill with a 30-ft (9.1-m) rack gives crews the ability to use a variety of range 2 drill pipe, helping decrease the number of tool joint connections – the optimal setup for performing pipeline work. Integrate either a rod stager with a wire line platform, or a full-length catwalk for ease of access up and down the rack. Maximize productivity with a 415-hp (309-kW) Caterpillar engine that helps deliver 52,600 ft-lb (71,316.1 Nm) of rotary torque and a fluid course which allows high volumes of fluid to be pumped downhole for larger-diameter bores. Designed for performance. Built to your preference. Find A Dealer Request More Info

Features & Benefits

Powerful torque

Operators can adjust the drill from 30,000 ft-lb to 52,600 ft-lb (40,675 Nm to 71,316.1 Nm) of rotary torque, with max torque being highly advantageous when turning large-diameter reamers and hole openers for installing large-diameter product.

Cab choices

Choose an excavator-style cab (cab on) for fast, compact setup and view of open-top vises, the rack and the rod loader. A stand-alone operator’s station helps provide optimal operator comfort and room for the steering hand. Both the cab and operator’s station include the same dual multifunction joystick controls found on all Vermeer S3 horizontal directional drills.

Drill rod advantages

Outfitting the drill with a 30-ft (9.1-m) rack gives crews the ability to use a variety of range 2 drill pipe, helping decrease the number of tool joint connections – the optimal setup for performing pipeline work.

Catwalk and rod stager options

The full-length catwalk provides access to the entire length of the rack for ease of wire lining and assisting in the rod loading process. The rod stager option helps improve overall efficiency by staging rods in advance and cycling rods with a touch of a button.

Mud flow

The enhanced water course system features four 1.5-in (3.8-cm) mudlines and a 3-in (7.6-cm) head shaft, allowing high volumes of fluid to be pumped downhole.

Carriage speed

The high carriage speed aids in fast rod cycle time when adding or removing drill rods and helps cut down on cycle time when tripping out of the borehole.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • Length (Minimum Transport) 609 in 1546.9 cm
    • Width (Minimum Transport) 100 in 254 cm
    • Height (Minimum Transport) 136 in 345.4 cm
    • Weight 84800 lbs 38464.6 kg
  • Engine

    • Make and Model Caterpillar C13 ACERT Tier 4 Final (EU Stage V)
    • Fuel Type Ultra low sulfur diesel
    • Maximum Engine RPM 2100 rpm
    • Idle Speed 800 rpm
    • Rated RPM 2000 rpm
    • Gross Horsepower 415 hp 309.5 kw
    • Aspiration Turbo charged
    • Cooling Method Liquid
    • Max Fuel Consumption 21.3 gph 80.6 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 240400 lbs 1069.4 kN
    • Pullback 240400 lbs 1069.4 kN
    • Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 147 ft/min 44.8 m/min
    • Maximum Carriage Speed in Low at Maximum Engine RPM 42 ft/min 12.8 m/min
    • Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 52600 ft-lb 71316.1 Nm
    • Maximum Spindle Torque (Medium at Maximum Engine RPM) 36200 ft-lb 49080.7 Nm
    • Maximum Spindle Torque (High at Maximum Engine RPM) 16600 ft-lb 22506.6 Nm
    • Maximum Spindle Speed (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 36 rpm
    • Maximum Spindle Speed (Medium at Maximum Engine RPM) 53 rpm
    • Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 97 rpm
    • Minimum Bore Diameter 6.1 in 15.4 cm
    • Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 1.9 mph 3.1 km/h
    • Noise Level at Operator's Ear 81.2 dB(A)
    • Drill Rack Angle Minimum: 8.5 deg (14.9%), Maximum: 16 deg (28.7%)
  • Fluid Capacities

    • Fuel Tank 128 gal 484.5 L
  • Drilling Fluid System Option One

    • Maximum Flow 350 gpm 1324.9 L/min
    • Maximum Pressure 1200 psi 82.7 bar
    • Brand Weatherford Tri-Plex
  • Crane

    • Maximum Lifting Capacity 4740 lbs 2150 kg
    • Maximum Lifting Capacity - Boom Extended/Max Reach 2530 lbs 1147.6 kg
    • Rotation 360 deg
    • Maximum Reach 800.1 in 2032.3 cm
    • Umbilical Remote No
    • Wireless Remote Yes
  • Features

    • Breakout System Semi-open top vise
    • Drilling Lights Yes
    • Flow Indicator Yes
    • Stakedown System Yes
    • Cab Yes
    • Strike Alert Yes
    • Remote Lockout Yes

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