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The next generation is here. Drilling performance has been redefined with the D9x13 S3, which features a streamlined operator’s station and simplified joystick controls now common through the Vermeer Navigator® HDD lineup. It has earned the S3 badge by undergoing significant testing in a variety of ground conditions.


Features and Benefits

  • A 26% increase in carriage speed over its predecessor reduces cycle times and enhances jobsite productivity.
  • Powered with 9000 lb (40 kN) of thrust/pullback power and a rotational torque rated at1300 ft-lb (1762.6 Nm).
  • The D9x13 S3 D9x13 S3 is the class-leader in ground drive speed with a maximum speed of 3.5 mph (5.6 km/h).
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
General Dimensions and Weights
Length (Minimum Transport) 150" 381 cm
Width (Minimum Transport) 35.5" 90.2 cm
Height (Minimum Transport) 69" 175.3 cm
Weight 6300 lbs 2857.6 kg
Angle of Approach 22 deg
Make and Model Kubota V1505-T-E3
Fuel Type Diesel
Maximum Engine RPM 3150 rpm
Gross Horsepower 44 hp 32.8 kw
Aspiration Turbocharged
Max Fuel Consumption 2.4 gph 9.1 lph
Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 20
Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 20
Thrust 9000 lbs 40 kN
Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 188 ft/min 57.3 m/min
Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 1300 ft-lb 1762.6 Nm
Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 190 rpm
Minimum Bore Diameter 2.5" 6.4 cm
Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 3.5 mph 5.6 km/h
Noise Level at Operator's Ear 88 dBa
Drill Rack Angle 17 deg
Fluid Capacities
Fuel Tank 14 gal 53 L
Hydraulic Tank 14 gal 53 L
Hydraulic System 24 gal 90.8 L
Drilling Fluid System Option One
Maximum Pressure 750 psi 51.7 bar
Brand FMC Bean
On Board Tank Capacity 25 gal 94.6 L
Breakout System Standard
Drilling Lights Optional
Stakedown System Standard
Strike Alert Standard
Remote Lockout Standard
Operator Presence Standard