Vermeer’s HDD Simulator allows operators to learn HDD fundamentals without the risks and dangers that comes with live drilling.
Using virtual reality, the operator can practice drilling out a 200′ bore that will give them a score after they finish. They will complete two practice bores and one evaluation. This evaluation is a 400′ bore that counts towards your certificate of completion. Each operator will get a total of 800′ drilled out and will receive a grading on both practices and the one evaluation.
This course will grade you on rotating the magnets, gearbox float, dropping your rod row, greasing your threads, counter rotation, and pitch accuracy.
It takes on average about 4-5 hours per trainee. So it is safe to say you can have 2 trainees complete the course in 1 day. In about a week you can get about 10 people to complete the course.
This simulator can be used for any operator, owner, foreman, or anyone else in the HDD business no matter their experience. There is always something to learn when it comes to HDD. New operators learn about what drilling is and how to do it, where operators with more experience learn new techniques and bad habits they may have.
The Vermeer HDD Simulator can be delivered anywhere in Indiana. The simulator is inside a trailer that has air conditioning and heating, along with an instructor who can help you with any HDD Simulator needs.
The Vermeer HDD Simulator course is $500 per trainee or $2500 a week. This includes delivery, air conditioning and heating in trailer, and an instructor.