Vermeer Corporation

Rubber tire trenchers from Ditch Witch, Vermeer, Astec Underground and Mid America Trenchers.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) as it relates to utility construction usually is dated from the late 1980s when the first compact drill units became commercially available.

In 2011, the city of Olympia, WA, was faced with finding the best replacement pipe material and installation method for an aging asbestos cement (AC) water main.

HDD rigs from TT Technologies, Barbco, American Augers, Vermeer, Astec Underground and Ditch Witch.

Ground penetrating radar options from Sensors & Software, Ditch Witch, Geophysical Survey Systems Inc., US RADAR, Radiodetection and Vermeer.

National Equipment Register (NER), which provides information about equipment theft risk, has completed a data sharing arrangement with Vermeer Corp. to help Vermeer customers combat equipment theft. NER is a division of the Verisk Crime Analytics unit at Verisk Analytics.

Mini skid steers from Vermeer, Bobcat and Ditch Witch.

It had been more than 35 years since Junior Kool and wife Beverly opened the first Vermeer Midwest location in Eureka, IL, so expanding the dealership’s original facility -- built by Kool in 1976 -- was imminent.

The RTX150 is the newest member in the Vermeer line of pedestrian trenchers designed specifically for rental outlets and utility contractors to assist in the installation of irrigation lines, drainage tiles, and gas and electric lines.

Following the establishment of the University of Nebraska in 1869, its Lincoln campus was laid out on four city blocks. University Hall, its first building, was an imposing structure standing on the prairie, well away from the city’s center.

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