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Horizontal Directional Drilling

From a heritage of underground utility installation going back decades, Vermeer has been a market leader and innovator in the horizontal directional drill industry for more than 20 years.


Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) allows for the installation of underground utilities with minimal surface disruption. A drill head can enter the soil from ground level, be manipulated to follow a planned bore path, and return to the surface at a distance from the entry point. A reamer and the product to be installed are pulled back through the bore path to the initial entry point.


Watch the video to get a better understanding of Horizontal Directional Drilling

Advantages & Benefits Horizontal Directional Drilling

Minimal disturbance to surroundings

No one likes their home, business or morning commute to be affected by construction.


The footprint for a trenchless construction zone is smaller and often times done in an existing right of way.

Terrain Leveler

The Terrain Leveler is a continuous surface miner that consist of a tractor and cutting drum attachment. With the cutting drum on the rear side of the tractor, the tractor moves in forward direction while simultaneously cutting the ore body. The excavated material is left behind the Terrain Leveler and can be loaded on trucks.


By cutting up to max. 70 cm. it gives the ability to excavate thin layers, while the Terrain Leveler can be used for mass excavation projects.

Key advantages of the Vermeer Terrain Leveler
> The Terrain Leveler is designed to maximize machine simplicity with a hydrostatic transmission that provides less moving parts compared to mechanical systems.
> Wide track width and low center of gravity provide stability – while dual hydrostatic tracks allow for maximum maneuverability – including 360-degree counter-rotation.
> The rear-mounted drum and top-down cutting helps minimize machine contact with the cut material,  the tilt mechanism on the drum helps manage the floor or bench to allow a formation of a smooth floor.

Special features

An optional dust suppression system features an enclosed cutting head with two large vacuums that pull dust into baghouses and drop it beneath the machine – reducing the dust entering the air.

SmartTEC Control software displays the status of critical elements of machine performance – alerting the operator for recommended control adjustment.

An optional GPS Technology can be used to create a mine-by-line plan that can be uploaded to the GPS System on the Vermeer Terrain Leveler – then the machine will automatically cut to the plan.

Other applications

The Vermeer Terrain Leveler can work in a variety of applications. Please see below the various applications where the Vermeer Terrain Leveler made an impact.

Civil Construction

Cutting canals and building islands, foundations for buildings, retention ponds, water spillways and golf courses


The Vermeer Terrain Leveler is working on all the continents. Please read below why customers are keen to work with the Vermeer Terrain Leveler as their surface miner to support their business. 

Vermeer T1255 Terrain Leveler - Direct Drive

Application: Mining - bauxite

Country: Guinea-Conakry

Vermeer T1255 Terrain Leveler - Direct Drive

Application: Mining - limestone

Country: Switzerland

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Vermeer T1255 Terrain Leveler - Chain Drive

Application: Construction - site preparation

Country: Malta

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