Vermeer Great plains' Partners

Please review available options from our complementary equipment by selecting the appropriate application below.

Vermeer Manufacturing and Vermeer Great Plains are proud to include the following alliance partners:



DCI revolutionized the HDD industry with the introduction of the DigiTrak Locating system in 1991. The unique features of the new system provided greater accuracy for measuring the depth and location of the drillhead than prior systems.

TeraTrak R1


A major challenge of today’s bore plans is that they often become irrelevant a few rods in.
The TeraTrak™ R1 generates continuous job site topography and gives you the vital data to create and update your bore plan on-the-fly, so it never becomes obsolete.

  • Visualize underground hazards
  • Target waypoints to drill with more confidence
  • Rugged, reliable and waterproof hardware
  • Rugged, waterproof design with IP66 rating
  • Does the math for you
  • Fewer re-drills; no bent rods
  • Faster bores and cost saving

Vermeer MV Solutions, McLaughlin Group, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of trenchless construction equipment including Vermeer vacuum excavators, auger boring machines, pneumatic piercing tools, locators, directional drills and attachments. 



The McLaughlin McL-12HB is a 3”-10” zipper auger boring machine provides a versatile and economic solution to install steel and PVC casing as well as providing the ability to be used in a free boring application.

  • Easy set-up: The short carriage of the McL-12HB enables setup in trenches only 7’ in length using 4’ auger flight for free bore applications and case bore using 10’ sections of pipe (Steel or PVC) with a 13’ track.
  • Power Source: With remote hydraulic quick disconnects, the McL-12HB can be powered with a backhoe, mini excavator or power pack.
  • Reliable Design: Foot-actuated, spring-loaded dog plate provides a simple and reliable method for quickly securing and retracting dog pins.
  • Ready to Work: Powerful hydraulic motor generates 1030 ft-lb torque @ 2500 psi tough boring conditions.
  • Designed for Precision: The in-line dual hydraulic cylinder design allows for maximum thrust of 24,500 lbs at 2500 psi on the bore centerline ensuring thrust is delivered in-line with the auger carriage and features a casing pusher for up to 10” diameter sections of pipe. 
  • Controlled Installations: Variable speed hydraulic valve provides up to 120 rpm auger speed @ 20 gpm for controlled boring installations.
McLaughlin 54/60 auger

Mincon Hardrock Hammer Systems utilize “High Frequency Cycle” technology. Mincon Hardrock is the only manufacturer of Steerable Hammers that incorporate this feature. The advantages to this are as follows.High Frequency design aids in faster removal of drill cuttings from the bit face while providing the smallest possible chip size. This aids in keeping the borehole cleaner and reduces the possibility of getting the tool stuck. High Frequency design improves the steering capabilities of the tool. In head to heads tests against other competitor manufacturers the Mincon Hardrock systems out steered them in dirt, cobble and solid rock.High Frequency design provides less vibration to the drill string. 



Every Mincon DTH hammer is built in-house, at our state-of-the-art factories. All components are precision-manufactured using high-quality raw materials and undergo proprietary heat-treatment processes at our own facilities to guarantee durability and quality.
Mincon’s DTH hammer models support a wide variety of popular drill bit shank designs and are available with all common backhead connections. API Reg pin connectors are standard.

  • Patented innovation to ensure maximum energy transfer
  • Simplified design for easier servicing and higher reliability
  • Valveless, high-frequency design for smoother operation
  • Multi-start threads on backhead and chuck for easy coupling/uncoupling
  • Unique internal mount system eliminates the need for wear shims and special assembly tools
  • Specialised heat-treatment hardening for critical components for maximum longevity
MP340 DTH Hammer

Products are designed by actual chemists, tested by real drilling professionals, and supported by a team of field reps with over 50 years of experience in the horizontal directional drilling industry.

Soil Stabilizers, Viscosifiers & Additives


ProDyne is a water-based, water soluble non-foaming drilling detergent builder and water conditioner/chelator. The water-based formulation makes it easily dispersible in water, with little mixing energy required. ProDyneacts as a water conditioner in hard or mineral-laden water, and water wet-ting downhole equipment such as rods and tooling, ultimately contributing to longer tooling and rod life, lower drilling temperatures

  • ProDyne ensures the drill bit stays clean of debris by reducing the “stickiness” of clay material
  • Excellent surfactant in fluid systems for “water only” type drilling mixes
  • Works in combination with ProDrill in sticky clays to prevent clay from sticking to bit
  • Coats pipe string and produces a smooth creamy stream of cuttings material
  • Helps keep bit cool in mud and rocky soil conditions by water wetting surfaces
  • Conditions and softens mineral-rich water to maximize performance of other ProAction Fluids products

Baroid Industrial Drilling Products (IDP), a product service line of Halliburton, is an international supplier of drilling fluid additives and services. Bariod IDP supplies a comprehensive line of drilling, grouting, plugging, abandonment, well rehabilitation, and well development products engineered to optimize performance and cost-effectiveness to end-users in wide-ranging and diverse markets.


Performance products & comprehensive services for industrial drilling applications

BORE-GEL fluid system in a single sack is a boring fluid system specifically formulated for use in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) applications. BORE-GEL system is a proprietary blended product using high-quality Wyoming sodium bentonite. When BORE-GEL system is mixed with fresh water, it develops an easy-to-pump slurry with desirable fluid properties for HDD.

  • Optimum gel strength for cuttings suspension and transport
  • Pumpable slurry with minimal viscosity
  • High reactive solids concentration for improved borehole stability in poorly consolidated/cemented sands and gravel formations
  • Reduced filtration via a thin filter cake with low permeability
  • Lubrication of pipe in microtunneling operations
  • NSF/ANSI/CAN Standard 60 certified
  • Minimizes the number of boring fluid products required
  • Easy to mix and fast to yield
  • Low viscosity minimized pump pressures
  • Provides lubricity for pulling product line
  • Can be used in Water Wells in unconsolidated formations or when additional gel strengths are required to compensate for low annular velocity

Bron has been designing, manufacturing and marketing heavy equipment and attachments since 1974. BRON products are sold through dealers around the world and include: static and vibratory utility plows, agricultural drainage plows, hydraulic towed scrapers, pipelayers, cable removal plows, rubber track undercarriages, and RTU ejector boxes. BRON products are designed for extra-strength and durability. Field tested in hundreds of installations around the world, the BRON products are ideal for those tough working conditions.


The BRON 175 is a compact Utility Tractor used for gas and utility installations. Engineered for power and performance, the BRON 175 is designed to allow contractors to work on any terrain, maneuver in tight areas, and perform actively in all soil conditions. The BRON 175 comes with variable vibration for optimal performance in tough ground conditions along with an 8,000 lb. capacity reel carrier.

  • Decelerator Pedal: The decelerator pedal offers the option to change into operating ranges best suited for specific applications. Allows full hydraulic flow to the plow when slower travel speeds are required.
  • Reel Carrier: The 8,000 lb Reel Carrier can carry two spools of product for ease of installation.
  • Seat Mounted Controls: Seat Mounted Plow and Tractor controls gives the operator ease of tractor and plow operation with minimal fatigue.
  • Fairleads & Slider Chute: Fairleads install on the roof and a blade mounted slider chute keep cables in line organized and ready for installation. 
  • ROPS Canopy: Roll over protections structure (ROPS Certified) is standard equipment on the BRON 175. This fully certified canopy protects the operator.
  • V75-3 Vibratory Plow: Ideal for installations where tractive power is limited. This offsetting vibratory plow is designed for the installation of fibre optics, copper cable, conduit & pipe.
BRON 175 compact Utility Tractor

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Yanmar Mini Compact

Since introducing the world’s first mini-excavator in 1968, we’ve been a leader in compact equipment. Each one of our machines is put through rigorous testing to ensure that they possess that legendary YANMAR quality that turns even your hardest job into an easy one. Our eight excavators, six with true zero tail swing, were designed to overcome challenging conditions without sacrificing any of the larger-than-life power that you need to get the job done. But don’t let all that gritty diesel power get your worried, we don’t believe in gas-guzzling.


Power, flexibility and stability in a compact package. Redefining the definition of compact power, the Yanmar SV40 is pushing the limits on an excavator of its size. With best in class power, digging force and lifting Capacity , this machine is a game changer within the compact excavator segment.Available in cab and canopy models, the SV40 is one of the most rugged, flexible machines; built to work effectively in extremely tight spaces other bulkier excavators simply can’t reach. Options for the SV40 include a second PTO function, 4 or 6-way blade and an additional counterweight, so the SV40 has everything for you to get the job done.


An industry leader in forestry mulching equipment, Fecon forestry tractors and attachments provide the perfect solution to meet your land-clearing needs.

Fecon Forestry Tractor


The 125VRT mulching tractor is built for optimal performance and efficiency. The torsion suspended track drive provides a swift and durable system for work in demanding terrain, while a rearview camera with in-cab monitor provides added visibility, enhancing maneuverability.

  • Loader Arms: The 125VRT is the only dedicated machine in the class with loader arms
  • Better Productivity: Increased productivity from the increased lift and range of motion
  • More Control: Range of motion gives operator more finite control
    over the mulching head, leading to increase in
  • Better Serviceability: Large engine bay doors provide easy access to the entire engine compartment
  • Power Management: Constant monitoring of the hydraulic circuits allows for engine horsepower to be routed to where it is needed most
  • Undercarriage: The D3 undercarriage in the 125VRT is
    designed for the toughest mulching applications, resulting in longer track life and less downtime
  • Advanced Technology: The 125VRT has a 7” Touchscreen IQAN controller controlling everything from the HVAC to Fecon Power Management System
Skid Steer Attachments

Blue Diamond® Attachments is a trusted and reliable company. First established in 1995, Blue Diamond® is a widely recognized name in the global attachments industry. We are committed to unparalleled customer service from the very first call to the after-sale follow-up and service.

Blue Diamond® Attachments is very different in the fact that we stock thousands of finished products in our warehouses every day ready to ship. This results in a big advantage for our customers with many shipments leaving in 2–3 days.