The solar industry continues to surge, and your installation operations can’t be slowed down. You need a machine that moves agilely around the jobsite, installing piles efficiently and helping make your crew more productive to get the job done right. The new Vermeer PD5R pile driver can help deliver this efficiency to your operations. Offering a solar solution for a light weight, remote-controlled pile driver, the PD5R brings the power and reliability of the Vermeer pile driver lineup to a small machine that can move from pile to pile accurately and efficiently. The PD5R is ideal for smaller installs, or on more congested jobsites, when maneuvering the machine around needs to be done quickly and with less time spent setting up and tearing down. With a mast that can remain fully assembled and stowed parallel with the tracks, and a rotating platform, transporting this machine can be done with less time and less hassle. The PD5R pile driver is a solar solution to help you drive more efficiently.


Introducing the PD5R and PD5 Pile Drivers

Features and Benefits

Take control - With a wireless remote, crews can operate the PD5R and gain visibility around the machine, while controlling most machine functions like hammer engagement, pile accuracy, auto plumb and ground drive, all while remaining out of an operator’s seat during installation.

Transportation ease - Teardown and transportation are convenient with a rotating platform and a mast that can stay fully assembled and stow parallel with the tracks, making it more convenient for the entire crew to move to the next job.

Keep it light - The PD5R weighs in at 10,300 lb (4672 kg), which allows for transporting up to two pile drivers on select trailers, and less potential damage to jobsites, all while helping increase efficiency of setup and teardown with a lightweight design.   

Compact design -  A small machine with a width of 12.5’ (3.8 m), a height of 19.6’ (6 m) and a 15’ (4.6 m) mast is ideal for jobsites with less space, or for multiple smaller jobs that require continual transportation of the machine. Quickly move around the jobsite and continue efficiency of installations, helping reduce time spent on setup, teardown and transportation.

Move along - With a forward ground drive speed of 2.6 mph (4.18 km/h), move from pile to pile quickly with less time spent traveling and more time installing piles, helping to keep your installation efficiently moving forward.

Maintain accuracy - An optional laser receiver and an optional compatible third-party GPS system can provide visual input to the operator and input to the machine control system to help improve productivity and alignment of the machine to the specified pile location.

General Dimensions and Weights
Maximum pile height - 15' (4.6 m) mast 15.5 ft 4.7 m
Maximum operating height - 15' (4.6 m) mast 19.6 ft 6 m
Operating weight - 15' (4.6 m) mast 10300 lbs 4672 kg
Operating length 81 ft 24.7 m
Operating width 12.5 ft 3.8 m
Transport height - 15' (4.6 m) mast 8.2 in 20.8 cm
Transport length - 15' (4.6 m) mast 11.6 ft 3.5 m
Transport width - 15' (4.6 m) mast 84.6 in 214.9 cm
Track width 83.5 in 212.1 cm
Engine Option One
Make and Model CAT C2.2T CRDI
Gross Horsepower 48.8 hp 36.4 kw
Number of Cylinders 4
Cooling Medium Liquid
Fuel Type Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel
EPA Certification Family Tier 4F/EU Stage IIIB
Fluid Capacities
Fuel Tank 25 gal 94.6 L
Hydraulic Tank 35 gal 132.5 L
Ground Drive
Hydraulic pump type Parker PGP315 Gear
Maximum Transport Speed 2.6 mph 4.2 km/h
Track drive Rubber tracks
Maximum angle (direction of travel) 10 deg
Maximum angle (perpendicular to travel) 10 deg
Impact drive type High-frequency hammer
Maximum hammer impact 1340 bpm
Maximum Hammer Energy 850 Joules
Maximum pile dimension (round - large opening) 9.3 in 23.6 cm
Maximum pile dimension (square - large opening) 8.3 in 21.1 cm
Maximum pile dimension (rectangle - large opening) 6.7" x 9.3" (17 cm x 23.6 cm)
Autoplumb Standard
Laser receiver Optional
Remote Control Standard
Telematics Standard
Rotating platform Standard
Hammer pull-down Standard