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Overview

Introducing a new direction in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) — the versatile D40x55 S3 offers premium performance, class-leading cycle times and a variety of drill rod options, making it well-suited to variety of applications – from long fiber shots to light pipeline work. 

With 40,000 lb (177.9 kN) of thrust and pullback and 5500 ft-lb (7457 Nm) of rotational torque — a 10% increase over its predecessor (D36x50 Series II) — the D40x55 S3 helps maximize jobsite productivity.

 

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Features and Benefits

  • 40,000 lb (177.9 kN) of thrust/pullback and 5500 ft-lb (7457 Nm) of rotational torque help operators get the job done faster.
  • Available with a range of 10' (3 m) or 15' (4.6 m) rod options — so it can be configured to the specific needs of a contractor.
  • Carriage speeds of 188 ft/min (57.3 m/min) helps contractors install more linear feet per day.
  • A 104 dB(A) guaranteed sound power level and an operator ear rating of 82.9 dB(A) makes it one of the quieter drills on the market — contributing to less neighborhood disturbance.
  • The excavator-style cab provides operators greater comfort with more legroom. 
  • The DigiTrak® Aurora™ full-color touchscreen display delivers real-time easy-to-view locate information, digital bore plans and more.
Specs
General Dimensions and Weights
Length (Minimum Transport) 290" 736.6 cm
Width (Minimum Transport) 89" 226.1 cm
Width (With Cab, Minimum Transport) 89" 226.1 cm
Height (Minimum Transport) 76" 193 cm
Height (With Cab) 92" 233.7 cm
Weight 22380 lbs 10151.4 kg
Weight (Cab Option) 26110 lbs 11843.3 kg
Angle of Approach 15 deg
Engine
Make and Model John Deere 4045
Fuel Type Ultra low sulfur diesel
Maximum Engine RPM 2400 rpm
Gross Horsepower 140 hp 104.4 kw
Aspiration Turbo
Max Fuel Consumption 7.4 gph 28 lph
Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 30
Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 25/25
Engine Option Two
Make and Model John Deere 4045
Fuel Type Diesel
Maximum Engine RPM 2400 rpm
Gross Horsepower 140 hp 104.4 kw
Aspiration Turbo
Max Fuel Consumption 7.4 gph 28 lph
Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 30 deg
Operational
Thrust 40000 lbs 177.9 kN
Pullback 40000 lbs 177.9 kN
Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 188 ft/min 57.3 m/min
Maximum Carriage Speed in Low at Maximum Engine RPM 75 ft/min 22.9 m/min
Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 5500 ft-lb 7457 Nm
Maximum Spindle Torque (Medium at Maximum Engine RPM) 4400 ft-lb 5965.6 Nm
Maximum Spindle Torque (High at Maximum Engine RPM) 3000 ft-lb 4067.5 Nm
Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 227 rpm
Minimum Bore Diameter 4" 10.2 cm
Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 3.3 mph 5.3 km/h
Automated Rod Loader Yes
Noise Level at Operator's Ear 82.9 dB(A)
Guaranteed sound power (CE-rating) 104 dB(A)
Fluid Capacities
Fuel Tank 44 gal 166.6 L
Hydraulic Tank 55 gal 208.2 L
Hydraulic System 65 gal 246.1 L
Drilling Fluid System Option One
Maximum Flow 50 gpm 189.3 L/min
Maximum Pressure 1050 psi 72.4 bar
Brand Aplex
On Board Tank Capacity 6 gal 22.7 L
Drilling Fluid System Option Two
Maximum Flow 70 gpm 265 L/min
Maximum Pressure 1100 psi 75.8 bar
Brand Aplex
On Board Tank Capacity 6 gal 22.7 L
Features
Breakout System Standard hydraulic vise
Drilling Lights Standard
Flow Indicator Standard
Stakedown System Standard
Cab Optional
Strike Alert Standard
Remote Lockout Standard