The new MX300 mixing system from Vermeer is made specifically to help HDD (horizontal directional drilling) contractors achieve optimized productivity. The right-sized mixing system is key for drilling operations, which is why Vermeer created a new narrow rectangular tank design which aids in maximizing fluid volume and creating a smaller footprint for convenient transportation and storage. The new model is also available with customizable mounting configuration options.
Equipped with a 23 hp (17.2 kW) Kohler ECH 7300 EFI gas engine that outputs 350 gpm (1,324.9 Lpm) of flow, the MX300 mixing system power unit can be paired with up to two tanks at once to help decrease time spent mixing and refilling drilling fluid tanks.
“The Vermeer MX300 mixing system is an upgrade to the MX240 model. With the ability to use one pump with one or two tanks, the MX300 is scalable to a contractor’s jobsite needs from small bores to large-diameter and longer-distance HDD applications in varying soil types.”- Tod Michael, product manager of trenchless products at Vermeer
The new Vermeer mixing system can be paired with a 750 gallon (2,839.1 L) or 1,000 gallon (3,785.4 L) tank and works with a variety of horizontal directional drills. It features a wide-mouth hopper and suction hose for the convenient pouring of drilling additives. The tapered bottom of the rectangular tank design helps prevent additives from settling, building up and assists with efficient drainage. At a width of just 40 inches (101.6 centimeters), the MX300 can be mounted to transport two tanks inside a standard-sized enclosed truck.
The MX300 comes with a 16 gallon (60.6 L) fuel tank and is convenient to service with access to the roll jets through the top of the tank and two drainage points that are operated by two accessible valves.