August 2014, Vol. 69, No. 8

New Products

Vermeer Introduces D20x22 S3 Navigator HDD

The new D20x22 S3 Navigator HDD was designed from the voice of contractors who desire a small footprint machine yet one that is able to increase productivity when working in urban or tight jobsites.

The D20x22 S3 features 19,550 pounds of thrust/pullback with 2,250 foot/pounds of torque. The 74-hp Deutz engine is capable of 12 percent greater power compared to its predecessor, the D16x20 Series II. All new models that feature the S3 label are Tier 4 Final (Stage IV) emission compliant in North America and Europe. Units sold in lesser regulated countries will have Tier 4 Interim engines.

The D20x22 S3 features a new hydraulic system design with enhanced rotation, thrust and tracking performance over its predecessor. The hydraulics increases the system efficiency, allowing better use of engine horsepower and helping to increase the drill’s productivity. Rotational speed and thrust speed surpass comparable drills in the market.

The D20x22 S3 has a faster carriage speed, which can lead to an increase in the amount of product installed per minute (167 feet). Tracking power and speed has increased as well; improving the drill’s ability to make sharper turns, climb slopes and track up to 3.3 mph to travel to various jobsites.

Operator comfort remained an area of focus, most notably through sound reduction. The noise level output from the drill has been reduced, which not only lessens operator fatigue but is also more pleasing to neighborhoods.

The D20x22 S3 has been upgraded to the common control system currently used on larger drills. The system features a digital display and improved onboard diagnostics, which allow operators to customize the available drill information. The system design uses less wiring and fuses for greater reliability. ,

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