Ready to rock? The new D36x50DR Series II features dual rod technology to handle the challenge of rock. With a class-leading inner torque rating of 1500 ft-lb (2033.7 Nm), operators will see increased power and length on bores. The drill can carry up to 500’ (152.4 m) of drill pipe, so there’s no need to load additional pipe when performing extended bores.
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D36x50DR Series II Video

Horizontal Directional Drilling Techniques - Drilling in Hard Rock

Features and Benefits

  • Dual rod drilling provides powerful downhole cutting action with flexibility to select from a number of different tools to match your difficult conditions.
  • Operate with a wide range of pilot bore drill tools and the ability to effectively operate with backreamers typically required for the most challenging conditions.
  • Depending upon their preference, operators can choose between steel tracks or rubber tracks.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
General Dimensions and Weights
Length (Minimum Transport) 285 in 723.9 cm
Width (Minimum Transport) 90 in 228.6 cm
Width (With Cab, Minimum Transport) 90 in 228.6 cm
Height (Minimum Transport) 90 in 228.6 cm
Height (With Cab) 100 in 254 cm
Weight 28900 lbs 13108.8 kg
Weight (Cab Option) 29300 lbs 13290.3 kg
Make and Model John Deere PowerTech 4045HF275
Fuel Type Diesel
Gross Horsepower 140 hp 104.4 kw
Aspiration Turbocharged
Max Fuel Consumption 7.6 gph 28.6 lph
Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 30
Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 30
Thrust 38000 lbs 169 kN
Pullback 38000 lbs 169 kN
Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 116 ft/min 35.4 m/min
Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 5500 ft-lb 7457 Nm
Maximum Spindle Torque (Medium at Maximum Engine RPM) 4500 ft-lb 6101.2 Nm
Maximum Spindle Torque (High at Maximum Engine RPM) 3000 ft-lb 4067.5 Nm
Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 210 rpm
Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 2.1 mph 3.4 km/h
Automated Rod Loader Yes
Drill Rack Angle 17.5 deg
Fluid Capacities
Fuel Tank 45 gal 170.3 L
Hydraulic Tank 45 gal 170.3 L
Hydraulic System 55 gal 208.2 L
Drilling Fluid System Option One
Maximum Flow 50 gpm 189.3 L/min
Maximum Pressure 1300 psi 89.6 bar
Drilling Fluid System Option Two
Maximum Flow 70 gpm 265 L/min
Maximum Pressure 1100 psi 75.8 bar
Drilling Lights Standard
Flow Indicator Standard
Stakedown System Aggressive (Optional)
Cab Optional
Strike Alert Standard
Remote Lockout Standard
Operator Presence Standard