Vermeer Corporation

Downhole directional drilling tools by Armadrillco, HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, Railhead Underground Products, INROCK, Ditch Witch, Vermeer, American Augers, Radius HDD Direct, Melfred Borzall, Sharewell HDD Services, Horizontal Technology, Ballantine, Hunting Trenchless and Straightline.

ConExpo-Con/Agg is a massive event. With an expected 130,000 people attending the show and thousands of exhibitors, it is easy for the underground construction niche to be overlooked and overwhelmed within the show’s principal areas of road building, bridges, asphalt, cement, site prep, cranes, etc. products and personnel.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation completed last summer under the Sabine River and nearby swamplands is believed to be the longest ever made at 11,065 feet.

Vibratory plows from Ditch Witch, Toro and Vermeer.

Rubber tire trenchers from Vermeer, Ditch Witch, MidAmerica Trenchers and Toro.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Energy pipeline construction often brings to mind big, powerful machines moving across frequently rugged open country digging trench in which pipe is placed.

Ground penetrating radar from McLaughlin, Sensors & Software, Vermeer,
Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI) and Ditch Witch.

Vermeer will introduce a new 240,000-plus pound pullback horizontal directional drill (HDD) at the 2013 ICUEE show in Louisville, KY. The D220x300 Navigator is projected to be available during the first quarter of 2014.

HDD Rigs from TT Technologies, Toro, Vermeer, Ditch Witch, Barbco, American Augers and Universal HDD.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Long, deep directional drilling installations are never routine – each project is different with its own set of challenges.

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