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D20x22 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill

D20x22 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill

D20x22 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill


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.

Weight4921.5 kg

Fuel TypeDiesel

Power74 hp (55.2 kW)

Rotational Torque2250 ft-lb

Thrust/Pullback19500 lbs

Case Study

QDP Trenchless

Townsville, QLD

D23x30S3 and D20x22S3

Reliability keeps trenchless projects moving in regional areas

When completing trenchless work in regional areas, you need reliable equipment and quick access to maintenance and repairs support.

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Key features

  • 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 job site, helping operators power up curbs and slopes to work more efficiently.
  • The 5.3 km/hr per hour tracking speed gets you from one setup to the next sooner.
  • Simplify machine monitoring with on-board diagnostics.
  • Common dual joysticks on current Vermeer drill lineup assist in operator efficiency and training.


General Dimensions and Weights

Length (Minimum Transport) 204 inches 518.2 cm
Width (Minimum Transport) 47.5 inches 120.7 cm
Height (Minimum Transport) 74 inches 188 cm
Weight 10850 lbs 4921.5 kg
Angle of Approach 18 deg


Make and Model Deutz TD2.9
Fuel Type Low sulfur diesel
Maximum Engine RPM 2600 rpm
Gross Horsepower 74 hp 55.2 kw
Aspiration Turbo charged
Max Fuel Consumption 4.5 gph 17 lph
Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 30
Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 30


Thrust 19500 lbs 86.7 kN
Pullback 19500 lbs 86.7 kN
Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 167 ft/min 50.9 m/min
Maximum Carriage Speed in Low at Maximum Engine RPM 114 ft/min 34.7 m/min
Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 2250 ft-lb 3050.6 Nm
Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 257 rpm
Minimum Bore Diameter 3 inches 7.6 cm
Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 3.3 mph 5.3 km/h
Automated Rod Loader Semi-automated
Noise Level at Operator's Ear 85.9 dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power (CE-rating) 106 dB(A)
Drill Rack Angle 17 deg

Drilling Fluid System

Maximum Flow 25 gpm 94.6 L/min
Maximum Pressure 1000 psi 68.9 bar


Breakout System Standard hydraulic vice
Drilling Lights Optional
Flow Indicator Standard
Stakedown System Standard
Strike Alert Standard
Remote Lockout Standard
Operator Presence Standard

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