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Compact horizontal directional drill offers quiet operation

By Jillian Morgan   


D8x12 Navigator horizontal directional drill from Vermeer is intended for small service installations, including gas distribution, power, water and telecommunication networks. It features two drill rod options – 1.31 in. and 1.66 in. – hydraulic pilot joystick controls and a 35.8 kW Kohler diesel engine. The drill offers 1,000 ft-lb of spindle torque, 7,850 lbs. of thrust/pullback and a forward travel speed of 2.8 mph. D8x12 operates at 85 dBA with a sound power of 104 dBA.


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