How to build your HDD drill string with Vermeer RigFitter

You can build a drill string for your Vermeer horizontal directional drill (HDD) in numerous ways. There are countless combinations when it comes to HDD tooling. Building the right HDD drill string for your rig, ground conditions and cutting size will help your bore be successful.

Here are a few recommended ways to build a drill string for your next utility installation project:

  • Get expert HDD advice: You can work closely with a Vermeer HDD tooling specialist from your local dealer, who will make expert recommendations based on your jobsite needs.
  • Choose it yourself: You can conveniently shop online 24/7 at the Vermeer BORESTORE® HDD tooling and accessories warehouse and have it shipped directly to you, or you can use the printed catalog to order through your dealer.
  • Try something new: You can now build your HDD drill string online step by step using the new Vermeer RigFitter digital tool.

What is Vermeer RigFitter?

This new digital tool lets you build out your entire drill string from the drive chuck to the drill bit or reamer. The Vermeer RigFitter online tooling configurator gives you advice every step of the way, helping you select the ideal HDD tooling for your rig. You can have confidence that the HDD parts you’re purchasing are the right fit and will be compatible with your current setup.

How does Vermeer RigFitter work?

In two words: It’s simple. With Vermeer RigFitter, you can go step by step through each piece of your drill string, receiving recommendations based on rig compatibility. In addition, you can choose tooling that’s specific to the ground conditions and bit or reamer cutting size you need. Therefore, whether you’re drilling in rock, mud or clay, you can find the right connections and tooling to fit your rig. These options also include the latest tooling products from Vermeer, allowing Vermeer RigFitter to evolve and update with your tooling needs.

After you’ve selected your HDD tooling, you can view and purchase accessories specific to your selected drill on the summary page.

This guide shows how Vermeer RigFitter simplifies the process of building the ideal HDD drill string. So … ready to start building?

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