Vermeer Corporation

There’s a pipeline installation boom under way in South Texas, yet despite the promising outlook for steady work, contractors are still struggling with challenges -- many of which are situations they’ve faced before.

Track trenchers and rock saws from Vermeer, Trencor/Astec, Tesmec, Trench-Tech and Mid America Trenchers.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Community-owned Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) provides electric, natural gas, water and wastewater services to 645,000 residential and commercial customers in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado.

Mud mixing systems from KEMTRON, TT Technologies, Triflo Intl., American Augers, Ditch Witch, Vermeer and Mud Technology Intl.

Downhole tools from Ballantine, Vermeer, American Augers, Armadrillco, Melfred Borzall, INROCK, Railhead Underground Products, Sharewell, HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, Ditch Witch and Drillhead Directional.

The old adage “don’t muddy the water” doesn’t apply to horizontal directional drilling (HDD) where the water is supposed to be muddy. Drilling fluid (mud) extracts particles and cuttings from the bore hole, as well as stabilizes the hole itself. Mud has always been an essential element to a successful drilling operation.

The R9x12T drilling fluid reclaimer allows Vermeer to broaden the package (drill, reclaimer and tooling) of trenchless equipment offered to pipeline contractors.

Backhoe loaders from Case, Volvo, Caterpillar, Bradco/Paladin Construction Group, Kubota Tractor and Terex.

Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, a market leader in environmental and construction equipment with 11 locations across Texas and southern Louisiana, celebrated the grand opening of their newly relocated Cypress, TX, store with an open house on Nov. 10. This location replaces the two stores previously located in Humble on FM1960 West and Easthaven Boulevard on the south side of town.

For more than 12 years, HDD Broker Inc. has been bringing together sellers and buyers of used horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment.

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