UCT Is Go-To Place For New Technologies

March 2010 Vol. 65 No. 3
A metal culvert before and after AP/M Permaform's coating is applied.

The Navigator D20x22FX Series II flex-angle drill comes equipped with an automated rod loader that is modeled after a conventional HDD rod loader with modifications to operate at the full vertical position. This feature eliminates the need to manually handle each rod, enhancing productivity and operator safety. The auto-drill feature allows the operator to set thrust / pullback speed, pressure or rotation modes and return to original settings with the simple push of a button.

At only 65 inches in width, the D20x22FX Series II offers greater maneuverability in confined spaces making it an ideal drill for residential vertical loop installations. The machine is self-propelled on rubber tracks controlled from the rear of the machine, which help to evenly disperse weight for minimal ground surface disturbance.

The drill is also equipped with an adjustable, swing-out operator station that provides a range of positions for operator visibility and comfort at any drilling angle. And the rack-and-pinion design offers smooth and efficient carriage motion that helps to reduce maintenance often associated with chain-drive systems. The drilling fluid pump of the D20x22FX Series II, rated at a maximum of 25 gpm, offers efficient fluid flow for conventional HDD bores while an optional 100 gpm high flow pump is available in addition to the standard unit.

To complement the D20x22FX Series II, Vermeer has also introduced the GM30 grout mixer. The GM30 model will provide convenient and efficient mixing of grout for residential or commercial geothermal loop installations. The unit will be available with either single or dual tank configurations, as well as a centrifugal or high-pressure piston pump to meet the specific needs of contractors. 641.628.3141, www.vermeer.com

WB Dorcas Inc.
UCT attendees were the first to hear about the availability of newly improved Dinjer CMS-10K Cementitious Mortar for manhole rehabilitation from WBE Dorcas Inc.

Since its introduction in 2000, Dinjer CMS-10K has had an excellent track record as a cost effective, high strength, user-friendly manhole rehabilitation product. But WBE Dorcas Inc. wanted more.

“There is always room for improvement, even if your product is performing to standards and working exceptionally for your customers,” said Dorcas Hermes, WBE Dorcas Inc. president. “Product development and improvement will always be a priority so that we may continue to serve our industry and customers to the best of our ability.”