Customizable solution for large diameter trenchless installation projects
In a fluctuating oil and gas pipeline construction industry, many contractors are looking to diversify the sectors they serve. Today’s industry sees tremendous growth opportunities in reinforcing electrical transmission lines; installing renewable energy; and replacing/expanding water supply, sewer, natural gas and carbon capture infrastructure. Seizing new opportunities in these developing markets requires versatile equipment, regardless of project location and type of product installed. The Vermeer D220x500 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) is the machine that helps you transition into new markets and excel.
With the D220x500 S3, you can choose your configuration according to your needs.
Do you work in a city where space is tight? The D220x500 S3 is the drill for you.
Where long shots are preferred, again the D220x500 S3 can do it.
With 240,400 lbs (1069.4 kN) of thrust/recoil, this drill rig can be configured for your specific needs – from operator station and rod handling setup to mudflow management and digging capability. rotary torque. You decide what you need.
Let’s look at some of the different ways the D220x500 S3 can be configured.
Choose your operator experience
When it comes to large drill rigs, the choice between an onboard cab or a stand-alone drill cab can have a direct impact on the efficiency, mobility, and footprint of the drill set.
The on-board cab is ideal for shorter drill shots and when moving the drill frequently. In addition, configuring your D220x500 S3 with an integrated cabin reduces the number of loads you will have to perform when transporting your machine from a job site.
For longer boreholes or to work in unfavorable ground conditions, you can choose a stand-alone drill cabin. Its configuration requires more resources, but it pays off in terms of operator comfort. With the D220x500 S3 autonomous drill cabin, the operator is isolated from the machine. In addition, there is plenty of space for a helmsman to set up directly inside the air-conditioned cabin.
Choosing a Pipe Handling Setup
The D220x500 S3 can be configured with a hydraulic rod stepper or a full-length walkway to handle the drill rod.
With a pipe stacker, you can pre-install multiple pieces of drill pipe at once, freeing up a crew member and excavator to do other work throughout the day. A scissor lift platform provides an area for crew members to make the wired connection. The D220x500 S3 can be configured with a rod stepper regardless of the length of drill rod you choose.
If you’re looking for more of that traditional hard drive configuration for oil and gas on large rigs, Vermeer also offers a full-length walkway with the D220x500 S3, which provides an open work area when handling rods. drilling and wire connections.
Choose how you want to pump the mud
The D220x500 S3 can be built with or without an on-board mud pump. You should consider having yours built with an onboard mud pump if you are doing large diameter work in urban areas and/or if you will be moving the drill frequently. Less equipment on the jobsite helps reduce the size of the jobsite, simplifies setting up and tearing down a site, and reduces the number of loads of equipment that need to be transported.
If you want more control over your jobsite and how everything is set up or if you want to use a different size mud pump than Vermeer offers, connect your own. It’s yours.
Of course, you also have the option of choosing both. Many contractors who have used the D220x500 S3 say they like having the unit on board and the choice of connecting a separate mud pump to the drill rig. Why? The on-board pump provides this space-saving, self-contained configuration and is more economical for shorter bores and smaller diameters. The self-contained pump can be used when higher fluid volumes are required, eliminating the need to run the on-board pump at full power to maximize pump consumable life.
Choose torque and spindle speed
When specifying drills, torque is probably one specification you pay close attention to. The Vermeer D220x500 S3 can produce 52,600 ft-lbs (71,316.1 Nm) of torque. Impressive for sure, but, depending on your operating conditions and tool selection, you may want higher rpm rather than torque. Well, the D220x500 S3 is also capable of producing spindle speeds of up to 97 rpm.
So when you’re working in tough terrain or cutting larger diameter holes and need torque, the D220x500 S3 delivers. If the next job is in sticky clays, or if you are using a certain type of tooling that is more efficient at higher spindle speeds, the same machine can work in those conditions as well.
Choose an on-board crane
Many platforms can be equipped with an optional crane. Adding a crane to your D220x500 S3 can help reduce your job footprint and required manpower, as it eliminates the need for a remote tool/pipe loading machine and an operator.
Choose peace of mind
Adding a large drill to your fleet is a significant investment, and a program like the Vermeer Confidence Plus® Asset Protection Program is a great way to help protect it. You can add the Vermeer Confidence Plus program to your initial purchase financing package or at any time during the standard one-year warranty period. The Vermeer Confidence Plus program allows you to finance the regular preventive maintenance expenses of your D220x500 S3. It’s convenient, and Vermeer-certified technicians do all the work. And with Vermeer dealers located around the world, support is just a phone call or text away.
As you can see, with the Vermeer D220x500 S3 you can choose a configuration to suit your specific needs. This exercise is capable of doing so many things.
Of course, you don’t have to make all the choices yourself. Your local Vermeer dealer is just a phone call away and their team of experts can help you decide what you need.
For more information on the Vermeer D220x500 S3 or to learn more about all the large diameter HDD equipment solutions Vermeer has to offer, call your Vermeer dealer today.
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