The D24x40 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill carries on a proud legacy of reliability.

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The D24x40 set the industry standard in 1993, and today there are even more reasons it’s the trusted choice to meet contractors’ right-size, right-power needs.

With 28,000 lb (124.6 kN) of thrust and pullback and 4200 ft-lb (5694.4 Nm) of rotational torque — an increase over its predecessor (D24x40 Series II Navigator® horizontal directional drill) — the D24x40 S3 helps maximize machine and jobsite productivity, while class-leading cycle times help get the job done faster.

The D24x40 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill carries on a proud legacy of reliability.

The D24x40 set the industry standard in 1993, and today there are even more reasons it’s the trusted choice to meet contractors’ right-size, right-power needs.

With 28,000 lb (124.6 kN) of thrust and pullback and 4200 ft-lb (5694.4 Nm) of rotational torque — an increase over its predecessor (D24x40 Series II Navigator® horizontal directional drill) — the D24x40 S3 helps maximize machine and jobsite productivity, while class-leading cycle times help get the job done faster.

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Features & Benefits

When there's a job to be done

28,000 lb (124.6 kN) of thrust/pullback and 4200 ft-lb (5694.4 Nm) of rotational torque help operators get the job done faster.

Top of its class

A class-leading carriage speed of 240 fpm (73.1 m/min) helps contractors install more linear feet per day.

Install product faster

A 270-rpm rotational speed rivals larger drills in a footprint ideal for urban or narrow jobsites.

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

The DigiTrak® Aurora® full-color touchscreen display delivers real-time easy-to-view locate information and more.

Specifications

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  • Operational

    • Thrust 28000 lbs 124.6 kN
    • Pullback 28000 lbs 124.6 kN
    • Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 240 ft/min 73.2 m/min
    • Maximum Carriage Speed in Low at Maximum Engine RPM 101 ft/min 30.8 m/min
    • Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 4200 ft-lb 5694.4 Nm
    • Maximum Spindle Torque (Medium at Maximum Engine RPM) 3500 ft-lb 4745.4 Nm
    • Maximum Spindle Torque (High at Maximum Engine RPM) 2000 ft-lb 2711.6 Nm
    • Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 270 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)
  • Engine Option Two

    • Make and Model John Deere 4045
    • Fuel Type Diesel
    • Maximum Engine RPM 2400 rpm
    • Gross Horsepower 125 hp 93.2 kw
    • Aspiration Turbo
    • Max Fuel Consumption 6.8 gph 25.7 lph
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 30 deg
  • 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
    • Thrust/Pullback Pump Relief Pressure 5500 psi 379.2 bar
    • 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
  • General Dimensions and Weights

    • Length (Minimum Transport) 241 in 612.1 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) 117 in 297.2 cm
    • Weight 20700 lbs 9389.4 kg
    • Weight (Cab Option) 22250 lbs 10092.4 kg
    • Angle of Approach 19 deg
  • Fluid Capacities

    • Fuel Tank 44 gal 166.6 L
    • Hydraulic Tank 55 gal 208.2 L
    • Hydraulic System 65 gal 246.1 L
  • Features

    • Breakout System Standard hydraulic vise
    • Drilling Lights Standard
    • Flow Indicator Standard
    • Stakedown System Standard
    • Cab Optional
    • Strike Alert Standard
    • Remote Lockout Standard
  • Engine

    • Make and Model John Deere 4045
    • Fuel Type Ultra low sulfur diesel
    • Maximum Engine RPM 2400 rpm
    • Gross Horsepower 125 hp 93.2 kw
    • Aspiration Turbo
    • Max Fuel Consumption 6.8 gph 25.7 lph
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 30
    • Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 25/25
  • 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

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