Vermeer Corporation has expanded its line of NAVIGATOR horizontal directional drills with the introduction of three maxi-sized drill rigs, D500x500, D750x900 and D1000x900, designed specifically for large diameter pipe installations. The drill platform is built upon the proven and reliable Horizontal Rig & Equipment (HRE) design, acquired earlier this year by Vermeer. The three drills feature pullback forces of 500,000 pounds, 750,000 pounds and 1,000,000 pounds. To allow the contractor to focus on performance, the drills feature a simple, proven design that eliminates the number of drive components, including high-speed motors and reduction gearboxes. Vermeer Corporation #6060 Gasket for sealing applications The LineSeal sealing and flange isolation gasket is an alternative for extreme critical sealing applications. The LineSeal gasket is designed to perform at a higher level than what is currently being used in the industry. The 316 stainless steel cored gasket features G-10 retainer material and a PTFE (Teflon) seal as a standard. Seals feature pressure ratings through ANSI 2500 class and API 15,000 psi service; while withstanding CO2 or H2S. Proven in service overseas, the LineSeal gasket was recently tested to the detailed and rugged Shell testing standard.