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D23x30 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill for utility installation

D23x30 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill

D23x30 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill


Introducing a new direction in HDD — the D23x30 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill is one of the quietest drills on the HDD market. With 100 hp (74.6 kW) Deutz Tier 4 Final or Tier 3 (EU Stage IIIA) engine options, the D23x30 S3 offers speed and power in a short, narrow footprint to help increase productivity when working in compact urban or commercial job sites.

Weight6386.6 kg

Fuel TypeDiesel

Power100 hp (74.6 kW)

Rotational Torque3000 ft-lb

Thrust/Pullback24000 lb

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.

Posted Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Case Studies:
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Key features

  • A 99 dB(A) guaranteed sound power level and an operator ear rating of 78.7 dB(A) makes it one of the quietest drills on the market — creating less neighborhood disturbance and enabling easier communication among the crew.
  • A carriage speed of 206 ft/min (62.8 m/min) helps operators install more linear feet per day.
  • Common control platform from Vermeer assists in operator efficiency and training.
  • A 219 rpm rotational speed matches larger drills in the 20,000 to 30,000 lb (89 to 133 kN) class.
  • The D23x30 S3 can track up to 5.3 km/hr, helping operators get into position for their next shot more quickly, while the increased tractive effort makes it easier to climb slopes and make sharp turns.


General Dimensions and Weights

Length (Minimum Transport) 208 inches 528.3 cm
Width (Minimum Transport) 52.5 inches 133.4 cm
Height (Minimum Transport) 75 inches 190.5 cm
Weight 14080 lbs 6386.6 kg


Make & Model Deutz TCD3.6L4
Fuel Type Diesel
Maximum Engine RPM 2000 rpm
HP Gross 100 hp 74.6 kW


Thrust 24000 lbs 106.8 kN
Pullback 24000 lbs 106.8 kN
Maximum Spindle Speed at max engine RPM 219 rpm
Minimum Bore Diameter 4 inches 10.2 cm
Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Max engine RPM 3.3 mph 5.3 km/h
Maximum Carriage Speed (Max engine RPM) 206 ft/min 62.8 m/min
Maximum Spindle Torque 3000 ft-lb 4067.5 Nm
Hydraulic Tank 30 gal 113.6 L


Breakout System Standard hydraulic vise
Drilling Lights Optional
Flow Indicator Standard
Stakedown System Standard

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