Top 100: HDD for Tight Spots

September 28, 2010

D7x11 Navigator Series IIVermeer 's D7x11 Navigator Series II directional drill is compact for confined areas (measuring 35.5 inches across), and has 1,300 foot-pounds of rotational torque along with 9,000 pounds of pullback force. Featuring a Tier II Kubota engine, the drill has increased horsepower from its predecessor to 47, and rack-and-pinion carriage drive. Dual hydrostatic pumps provide dedicated hydraulics to power specific functions. Carriage speed has been improved to 105 fpm. Vice controls are integrated into the right-side joystick so the controls can be operated without moving the hand. Estimated list price: $65,000 to $70,000.