Vermeer Corporation

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.

McLaughlin Group Inc. has announced that Vermeer Corporation, along with Jeff Wage — a veteran professional of the underground construction industry — has made a minority equity investment in the company.

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

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Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In the early 1990s when compact horizontal directional drill (HDD) models began to appear on utility job sites, project owners often expressed amazement when a drill operator brought the drill head to the surface at or near the projected target.

The AXIS guided boring system from Vermeer features a laser-guided system that provides pinpoint accuracy in the trenchless installation of 10- to 14-inch pipe for on-grade water and sewer projects.

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