Equipment supplier Vermeer has released a new MX300 mixing system for horizontal directional drilling (HDD) contractors. In a release, the company says the new system, which features a redesigned, slim rectangular profile tank, will help contractors optimize productivity.

“The Vermeer MX300 mixing system is an upgrade to the MX240 model,” explains Tod Michael, product manager of trenchless products at Vermeer. “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.”

The MX300 is equipped with a 23-horsepower (17.2-kW) Kohler ECH 7300 EFI gas engine that outputs 350 gpm (1,324.9 Lpm) of flow. The system’s power unit can pair with up to two tanks at once, helping to decrease time spent mixing and refilling drilling fluid tanks. The system supports either 750-gallon (2,839.1-liter) or 1,000-gallon (3,785.4-liter) tanks and works with a variety of horizontal directional drills.

The unit’s narrow, rectangular tank design helps maximize fluid volume. The tapered bottom of the tank helps prevent additives from settling and 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 overall small footprint eases transport and storage.

It is equipped with a 16-gallon (60.6 L) fuel tank that Vermeer calls convenient to service, with access to the roll jets through the top of the tank and two drainage points operated by two accessible valves.

Vermeer Corporation, based in Pella, Iowa, serves utility drilling, surface mining and pipeline drilling markets. The company also works in agriculture, biomass and other equipment areas. To learn more, visit