Vermeer has bolstered its industry-leading line of HDD tooling and accessories with an additional drill rod. Building on the tradition of the acclaimed Firestick, the new Silver Series drill rod gives contractors a quality aftermarket drill rod at an economic price.
Like other lower-tier options on the market, Silver Series drill rod is composed of S135 common grade steel. But unlike others, it is threaded in the same state-of-the-art facility and subject to the same rigorous quality inspection process as Firestick drill rod. In addition, the Silver Series has the same column wall thickness as Firestick, which is thinner than some competitive drill rod options. This is why Vermeer drill rods provide superior longevity and steering performance.
“Thicker column walls, while cheaper to manufacture, require more force to steer. That can put unbalanced stress on the connections and lead to premature thread wear and even joint failure,” said Dave Van Wyk, senior director of Lifecycle at Vermeer.
Silver Series drill rod is now available in four sizes: 1.66”, 1.9”, 2.06” and 2.375” for use on the D7x11 through the D24x40 S3 Navigator HDD models, including all current and legacy models in between. vermeer.com