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  • Alan Driedger

    Alan Driedger

    drilling a cul-de-sac
    • drilling a cul-de-sac


      The drill is facing us by the truck in the middle right of the picture. The drill head has emerged in the foreground.

  • Misiek Michal

    Misiek Michal

    Dzień jak codzień 3 More Photos
    • Dzień jak codzień


      Moja codzienna praca to przeważnie wiercenia grawitacyjne, czasami trafi się do wciągania coś ciśnienieniowego lub pod kable. Największą rure wciągałem Φ630 na odcinku 26m a najdłuższy odcinek to 272m Φ90. Teraz pracuje na D36X50 serii II wcześniej robiłem na D16X20 serii II gdzie wciągnąłem tą wiertnica największą rure Φ400 na odcinku 24m a najdłuższy odcinek wynosił 182m Φ110

  • Chase Boyer

    Chase Boyer

    Boyer Boys 3 More Photos
    • Boyer Boys


      Installing 8" HDPE water main.
      It's been a cold one in the midwest, curious as to what methods people farther north use who deal with the constant cold. So far we have had good luck keeping the boring machine and tanks from freezing up. The trouble has been with the vacuum excavator. We keep the water circulating and as long as its onsite its been fine, but when it leaves to dump its been freezing up. I know one of these days everything will be froze up. If I add antifreeze to the water how much does it take per 1,000 gal to keep from freezing up? Saying it was 0-15 F out. Or what methods do you use?

  • Chase Boyer

    Chase Boyer

    Boyer Boys 3 More Photos
    • Boyer Boys


      Installing 8" HDPE water main.
      It's been a cold one in the midwest, curious as to what methods people farther north use who deal with the constant cold. So far we have had good luck keeping the boring machine and tanks from freezing up. The trouble has been with the vacuum excavator. We keep the water circulating and as long as its onsite its been fine, but when it leaves to dump its been freezing up. I know one of these days everything will be froze up. If I add antifreeze to the water how much does it take per 1,000 gal to keep from freezing up? Saying it was 0-15 F out. Or what methods do you use?

  • Matthew Lane

    Matthew Lane

    • Foreman/Operator

      Posted from Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport, Carretera Mérida a Uman, San Antonio Kaua


      I started drilling three years ago started on a 24x40 Series II ran that one for two years.The company I work for just bought me a new 24x40 Series II anxious to get some pipe in the ground we mainly do long haul fiber. Vermeer is the only rig I have ever ran and don't plan on changing that anytime soon!

  • Jason McCollum

    Jason McCollum

    locator crew forman 2 More Photos
    • locator crew forman

      Posted from 61065, IL, US


      I've been drilling for 14 years in the Wisconsin Illinois area.

  • Nikolay Gerchev

    Nikolay Gerchev

    Technical Consultant
    • Technical Consultant

      Posted from София, София-град, BG


      I started working recently in one of the biggest companies for construction and mining equipment in Bulgaria - Euromarket.

      The company is promising, modern, innovative.

      I'm glad that I'm part of the team her They are professionals. Than five years are an official representative for Bulgaria of Vermeer.

  • Derek Naber

    Derek Naber

    • drill crew forman/locator

      Posted from Grand Rapids, MI, US


      drill mainline throught the US for meade out of chicago. run a 8-15 man crew. drill with 80x100,100x120,330x500 and company recently purchaces a new vermeer million# drill that i look forward to working with in future

  • Grzegorz Marcjan

    Grzegorz Marcjan

    • Geomar - Bolesław - POLAND

      Posted from Główna, Województwo małopolskie, PL


      Małe jest fantastyczne...

  • Денис Криков

    Денис Криков

    Котлогазсервис
    • Котлогазсервис


      Работал с 2007 года на установках vermeer d16x20, d24x40 II series,Robbins HDD 45x10 и в этом году приобрели установку vermeer d130x150 vbm

  • Evan Alexander

    Evan Alexander

    • Forman


      Drilling is the best job in the world!!! I love going to work every day and put our drill to the test!

  • Jonas Savage

    Jonas Savage

    Driller
    • Driller

      Posted from Auckland, Auckland, NZ


      machine was raised as high as it would go, because my theory was if you reduced the amount of contact the drill had with the ground the least likely it would move back while drilling in hard ground

  • Jonas Savage

    Jonas Savage

    • Drill Operator


      Started Drilling 2013 on the 36/50 II, and so far have operated a variety of drills including 24/40, 16/20, 7/11, and also a case 60/30. loving my job so far and hope it takes me far within the industry.

  • Dean Choate

    Dean Choate

    Foreman
    • Foreman


      I started drilling in 1994. I started out running a small machine which was a ditch witch jt820. The company I worked for demo a prototype drill which was a 16x20 and that\'s when I knew Vermeer was the brand I love. I have installed fiber,electric,telco,water,sewer and gas. I was a business owner at one time and learned a lot about the business besides the just doing the work. The machine I work with now is a 36x50 series 2. I love drilling and wouldn\'t wanna do anything else. Also wanna say Digitrak has defiantly stomped other locators out there. I work for a great company now and they always give me a challenge. Northern Pipeline

  • Todd Kraus

    Todd Kraus

    • Driller/foremen

      Posted from New Ulm, MN, US


      run a 24/40 ll doing main line fiber and other utilities for 9 yrs in NW iowa

  • Fred Vermeer

    Fred Vermeer

    • Mac Technician

      Posted from Hamilton, ON, CA


      I am an Apple-Certified Mac Technician, and I am a distant relative of the founder of the Vermeer company, descending from the same lineage of Vermeers that originally emigrated to Iowa, but on the side that stayed in Holland. My dad emigrated to Canada in the late 1960\'s, and I, my brother and sister, to the best of my knowledge, are the first Vermeers born in Canada from that particular lineage. It gets me every time whenever I see a piece of equipment with the Vermeer name on it.

  • Trevor Igo

    Trevor Igo

    VP 3 More Photos
    • VP


      At Igo Inc. we are a family owned and operated company. We started in 1979 with a backhoe and trencher. We now install all types of utilities through HDD and open cut. We bought our first directional machine in 1999 and we started our relationship with Vermeer Great Plains in late 2007 when we ordered a Vermeer 20x22 Series 2. It allowed us to to increase our customer base and allowed us to do longer and larger bores, the largest of which was 100 feet of 20 inch steel. In 2010 we moved up to a 24x40 Series 2 and have continued to do larger and longer bores. We recently completed 520 feet of 12 inch steel in tight clay for casing for a water main. We look forward to keep moving up in size and continue our relationship with Vermeer and Vermeer Great Plains.

  • Corey Allison

    Corey Allison

    Drilling Closed Loop Geothermal Using 20x22 Series II
    • Drilling Closed Loop Geothermal Using 20x22 Series II

      Posted from Green Bay, WI, US


      I'm starting another project drilling closed loop geothermal wells. I'll be using my Vermeer 20x22 series II. I've been successful using my 16x20 in the past. I'm curious if anyone has attempted this using a standard HDD rig? I'll be installing 1000' of loop in 100' shots, using a cone pattern.