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Vermeer - D20x22 S3 Horizontal Directional Drills

The next entrant in the S3 generation of drills – the D20x22 S3 – features more power, increased speed, versatility and precise control. The right-powered and right-priced D20x22 S3 makes significant gains in power and speed compared to both competitors and its predecessor – the D16x20 Series II. By listening closely to the needs of contractors working in congested urban areas, our goal was to make the next S3 drill a perfect fit for your operation — whether you’re installing cable, fiber or product pipe. With nearly 20,000 lb (89 kN) of thrust and pullback, and a Tier 4 Deutz engine that delivers a 12% increase in horsepower over its predecessor (D16x20 Series II), the D20x22 S3 is the next key addition to your fleet of drills.

Features & Benefits


The class-leading 167 feet-per-minute (50.9 m/min) carriage speed and rotational speeds of 257 rpm help you install more linear feet per day.


A newly designed hydraulic circuit offers additional power for drilling and maneuvering around the jobsite, helping operators power up curbs and slopes to work more efficiently.

Joystick control

Common dual joysticks on current Vermeer drill lineup assist in operator efficiency and training.


Key Specifications
Weight 10850 lbs (4921.5 kg)
Net Horsepower 68 hp (50.7 kW)
Displacement 177 cu-in (2.9 L)
Thrust/Pullback Force 19550 lbs (8867.7 kg)
Minimum Bore Diameter 3" (7.6 cm)

Company Info

1210 Vermeer Road East
Pella, IA
US, 50219


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