It’s important to identify the trencher’s role on the jobsite. Will it be replacing excavators that had previously done the trenching work? Find out how the trencher will fit with existing equipment and the efficiencies gained by adding it to a jobsite machinery lineup.
Determining the right-sized trencher is dependent on the type of ground conditions the machine be working in. Smaller, lower-horsepower machines are efficient in soft soils, but as the relative hardness of the ground increases, so do the demands on the machine. Trenching harder rock requires more weight and horsepower, and the right trencher will handle the application better.
Before employing a trencher on your next project, you also need to determine whether buying a unit or renting is the right fleet-management decision. If future projects lead you to believe that you’ll be able to keep a trencher busy consistently, outright ownership likely makes economic sense. On the other hand, if you think you will only need a trencher more sporadically or only on select jobs, renting may be a more practical strategy.
If you’re still on the fence about whether you should consider using a trencher for your next large-diameter project, visit The Trencher Effect site to learn about all the other benefits a dedicated trencher can deliver on your next trenching job.
Vermeer Southwest has acquired and is combining forces with Vermeer Rocky Mountain to become Vermeer Mountain West.
Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) and auger boring are excellent trenchless installation options for large-diameter utilities and pipelines. However, each has areas where they are superior to the other for specific underground infrastructure projects.
To determine when to employ an HDD rig or auger boring machine, it’s important to understand each trenchless method’s advantages and drawbacks.
Mining plays a vital role in everyone’s daily lives. The material extracted by surface mining operations creates energy and is used by manufacturers to develop machinery, technology and the infrastructure people use every day. Through continuous surface mining methods, today’s miners are actively taking steps to make mines safer, more sustainable and better neighbors to nearby communities.
Vermeer launched a new digital tool for HDD tooling called the Vermeer RigFitter. This powerful application will help you have confidence that the tooling you’re purchasing is compatible with the equipment you run and the ground conditions you work in.
The Vermeer RigFitter can help you to:
The Ultra X3 is designed with a unique, non-torqued spline connection system, and it offers compatibility with a wide range of pilot bit and pullback configurations. The Ultra X3 is designed to be ultra-versatile and delivers value and efficiency in three ways:
For more information about the new Vermeer Ultra X3 Drilling System, contact your local Vermeer Southwest dealership and visit borestore.com.
Purchase a new QuickFire® HD starter rod and collar to receive 20% off the corresponding adapter.
Offer valid through September 30.
Take advantage of this limited time financing on all Vermeer ATX compact articulated loaders.
Vermeer Corporation signed a distribution agreement with BRON that gives the manufacturer of utility track plows and plow attachments the right to sell its products through Vermeer industrial dealers worldwide.
Vermeer Corporation closed on the purchase of a minority equity investment in MultiOne, a leading manufacturer of compact articulated loaders.
Arizona-based HDD experts Southeast Directional Drilling (SEDD) highlight their recent bores on the Northern Natural Gas (NNG) Cedar Station upgrade and the benefits of working with the Vermeer dealer network.
A message to our customers.
Vermeer Southwest welcomes two new board members to gain insight into the current marketplace and operations.
Vermeer Corporation launches innovative XR2 vacuum excavator – new concept in vacuum excavation technology delivers on productivity.
Vermeer introduces PD5R and PD5 pile drivers – compact machines that pack a powerful punch.
Vermeer introduces the new MX300 mixing system – flexible design made to mix.
Vermeer Southwest opens new dealership location in Tucson, Arizona leading to a re-alignment of its senior management team.
Vermeer upgrades line with new SC70TX stump cutter -powerful cutting performance, fast travel speeds and operator presence controls.
Vermeer Southwest earns Pinnacle Award.