Solar field installations require the right machine to best fit your setup, and as the need for renewable energy grows, so should your options for pile drivers. The Vermeer PD5 pile driver with machine integrated controls is fit for moving agilely around the jobsite, with a lightweight and small machine design ideal for smaller installs or sites with less space.  Walk beside the machine to control its functions, with intuitive operation in its design. When transporting the PD5, keep the 15’ (4.6 m) mast assembled, and rotate the platform to lie parallel with the tracks. Transporting this machine can be done quickly and conveniently. The PD5 pile driver is a dependable solar solution to help drive your business forward.


Introducing the PD5R and PD5 Pile Drivers

Features and Benefits

On-machine control - Walk-beside, machine-integrated controls allow the operator to control machine functions, including engagement of hammer, pile placement and ground drive. Operators can remain off the machine and walk beside it, with conveniently placed controls to allow for intuitive operation and operator comfort.

Transportation ease - Teardown and transporting is 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 PD5 weighs in at 10,350 lb (4694.7 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 (3.8 km/h), the PD5 moves quickly from pile to pile with less time wasted traveling and more time installing piles - keeping your installation efficiently moving forward.

Maintain accuracy - The PD5 has an optional laser receiver and an optional compatible third-party GPS system that can provide visual input to the operator, which can 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 10350 lbs 4694.7 kg
Operating length 9 ft 2.7 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 86.7 in 220.2 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)
Laser receiver Optional
Controls Machine-integrated
Telematics Standard
Mast Hammer pull-down
Rotating platform Standard