Premium performance, class-leading cycle times and a variety of drill rod options.

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The versatile D40x55 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill offers premium performance, class-leading cycle times and a variety of drill rod options, making it well-suited to a 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 Navigator® horizontal directional drill) — the D40x55 S3 helps maximize jobsite productivity.

Premium performance, class-leading cycle times and a variety of drill rod options.

The versatile D40x55 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill offers premium performance, class-leading cycle times and a variety of drill rod options, making it well-suited to a 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 Navigator® horizontal directional drill) — the D40x55 S3 helps maximize jobsite productivity.

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Features & Benefits

Premium performance

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.

Range of rod options

Available with a range of 10-ft or 15-ft (3-m or 4.6-m) rod options — so it can be configured to the specific needs of a contractor.

Class-leading cycle times

Carriage speeds of 188 fpm (57.3 m/min) helps contractors install more linear feet per day.

Significant sound reduction

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.

Comfortable cab

The excavator-style cab provides operators greater comfort with more legroom. 

Aurora touchscreen display

Interactive full-color, touchscreen display from Aurora® delivers real-time, easy-to-view locate information, bore plans and more.

Specifications

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  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • Length (Minimum Transport) - 10 ft (3 m) 241 in 612.1 cm
    • Length (Minimum Transport) - 15 ft (4.6 m) 290 in 736.6 cm
    • Width (Minimum Transport) 89 in 226.1 cm
    • Width (With Cab, Minimum Transport) 89 in 226.1 cm
    • Height (Minimum Transport) 76 in 193 cm
    • Height (With Cab) 92 in 233.7 cm
    • Weight 22380 lbs 10151.4 kg
    • Weight (Cab Option) 26110 lbs 11843.3 kg
    • Angle of Approach - 10 ft (3 m) 18 deg
    • Angle of Approach - 15 ft (4.6 m) 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 in 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
  • Hydraulic System

    • Auxiliary Pump Flow at Maximum Engine RPM 9 gpm
    • Auxiliary Pump Relief Pressure 3000 psi 206.8 bar
    • Thrust/Pullback Pump Flow at Max Engine RPM 32 gpm 121.1 L/min
    • Rotation Pump Flow at Maximum Engine RPM 45 gpm 170.3 L/min
    • Rotation Pump Relief Pressure 6000 psi 413.7 bar
    • Hydraulic Supply Filter Rating 9 micron
    • Hydraulic Return Filter Rating Dual 5 micron filters
  • 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

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