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D500x500 NAVIGATOR® Horizontal Directional Drill

Directional Drill | Vermeer D500x500 NAVIGATOR® Horizontal Directional Drill

Field-tested to prove it can handle the toughest large-diameter projects, the D500x500 is equipped with all the features HDD operators need to get the job done. It drills through almost any ground conditions with 50,000 ft-lb/68,000 Nm of rotational torque and 500,000 lbs/2,224 kN of thrust/pullback.

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Vermeer BORESTORE™ HDD Tooling and Accessories Warehouse

What you need — when and where you need it.

You’ve depended on Vermeer for your horizontal directional drilling needs. Now, with the launch of the Vermeer BORESTORE, it’s easier than ever to get the HDD tooling and accessories you need — when and where you need them.

Access a vast selection of HDD products 24/7.

The BORESTORE HDD tooling and accessories warehouse gives you three convenient ways to get what you need.

  • Shop online 24/7 at BORESTORE.COM.
  • Access local inventory at 120 Vermeer dealerships coast-to-coast.
  • Call the BORESTORE tooling center at 1-866-VERMEER (866-837-6337).
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Features and Benefits

  • Operates efficiently with high-torque, low speed Hagglund hydraulic motors powering the rotary and carriage drives so you can run full torque and full rotary rpm simultaneously.
  • Reduces stress on the motor, because the thrust box bearing-pack assembly is designed to absorb the axial load caused by thrust and pullback.
  • Helps prevent rod wrap or wind-up because its floating vice allows the breakout system to clamp the full rod upsets during breakout of the lower and upper joints.
  • Muscles through difficult ground formations with higher torque than other models.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.

Download Specs

D500x500 NAVIGATOR® Horizontal Directional Drill

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Drill Rack
Length (Minimum Transport)
13.7 m
2.6 m
Height (Minimum Transport)
3.5 m
82000 lbs
37194.6 kg
Dual axle with air ride suspension
Front Base Anchor Length
6.1 m
Front Base Anchor Width
1.8 m
Front Base Anchor Height
61 cm
Front Flat Anchor Length
2.9 m
Front Flat Anchor Width
1.5 m
Front Flat Anchor Height
20.3 cm
Rear Base Anchor Length
4.9 m
Rear Base Anchor Width
2.4 m
Rear Base Anchor Height
20.3 cm
Number of Rear Legs
Drill Rack Angle
8 degrees to 12 degrees
Driller Cabin
3.1 m
2.4 m
2.4 m
6000 lbs
2721.6 kg
Heat and Air Conditioning
In-wall combination unit
Power Pack
6.8 m
2.4 m
3.1 m
38000 lbs
17236.5 kg
Make and Model
(1) CAT C-27
Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
500 gal
1892.7 L
Hydraulic Tank Capacity
720 gal
2725.5 L
Maximum Engine RPM
2000 rpm
Gross Horsepower
800 hp
596.6 kw
EPA Certification Family
Tier 2 (EU Stage II)
500000 lbs
2224.1 kN
500000 lbs
2224.1 kN
Maximum Spindle Torque
50000 ft-lb
67791 Nm
Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM)
50000 ft-lb
67791 Nm
Maximum Spindle Speed at Maximum Engine RPM (with PS800)
36 rpm
Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM
64 ft/min
19.5 m/min
Number of Rotation Motors
Number of Drive Motors
Mud Swivel
7.6 cm
Lower Breakout Vise
Breakout Force
253000 ft-lb
343022.5 Nm
3-jaw clamp, 8 " (20.3 cm)
3800 lbs
1723.7 kg
1.8 m
Inside Diameter
24.9 cm
Upper Breakout Vise
Clamp Force
250000 ft-lb
338955 Nm
2-jaw clamp
Inside Diameter
25.4 cm
Remote Lockout
Strike Alert

D500x500 NAVIGATOR® Horizontal Directional Drill

DECKHAND® Pipe-Handling System

DECKHAND® Pipe-Handling System

Lighten the heavy lifting with the DECKHAND® Pipe-Handling System — an intuitive system that reduces the need for ground personnel, increasing jobsite efficiency.

  • Handles pipe from a center and off-center position, reducing transfer time for each load.
  • Allows for 360-degree continuous rotation in either direction for more job flexibility.
  • Achieves +/-19 degree tilt along the main beam to more easily match angled pickup or drop-off points.


Deckhand Specifications:
Excavator weight class: 54,450 lbs - 86,200 lbs (24,698 kg - 39,099 kg)
Main beam size: 6" x 6" (15.24 cm x 15.24 cm)
Weight: 2,892 lbs (1,311 kg)
Capacity: 30,000 lbs (13,607 kg)
Shipping length (with stand): 93" (236.22 cm)
Shipping width (with stand): 76" (193.04 cm)
Shipping height (with stand): 82" (208.28 cm)
Shipping weight (with stand): 3,714 lbs (1,684 kg)

Deckhand HDD Arms Specifications:
Pipe sizes handled: 3.5" - 9.5" (8.9 cm - 24.1 cm)
Weight: 800 lbs (362 kg)
Capacity: 11,000 lbs (4,989 kg)
Shipping length (with crate): 40" (101.6 cm)
Shipping width (with crate): 32" (81.28 cm)
Shipping height (with crate): 44" (111.76 cm)
Shipping weight (with crate): 1,300 lbs (589 kg)

Deckhand Utility Arms Specifications:
Material handled: 6.58" - 24" (16.71 cm - 60.96 cm)
Weight: 1,100 lbs (498 kg)
Capacity: 17,000 lbs (7,711 kg)
Shipping length (with crate): 52" (132.1 cm)
Shipping width (with crate): 42" (106.7 cm)
Shipping height (with crate): 52" (132.1 cm)
Shipping weight (with crate): 2,060 lbs (934 kg)

Atlas Bore Planner

Vermeer ATLAS BORE PLANNER® bore planning software system is your key to increased productivity. Designed to work with a wide range of locating systems, the patent-pending ATLAS BORE PLANNER software helps contractors, engineers, and utility companies get the job done right the first time. The ATLAS BORE PLANNER software increases boring accuracy by providing a graphic visualization of the job, helping a crew see and perform the job from start to finish.

By choosing drill stem diameter and length, desired bore path depth, desired minimum cover, diameter and allowable bend radius of the product pipe, the software plots a proposed bore path. The bore path is provided in two formats, one screen showing a top and side view, the other showing a report that lists the numerical depth and pitch of each drill stem.

Download a FREE 15 day trial now!

To purchase the Atlas Bore Planner software, please contact your local dealer.


Windows XP and Windows 7 compatible.