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Toro DD4045 Horizontal Directional Drill Maximizes Power, Productivity

The DD4045 features a 160-hp (119 kW), Cummins QSB4.5 diesel, liquid-cooled engine and an on-board, infinitely variable drilling fluid pump.

Thu December 05, 2013 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The Toro DD4045 horizontal directional drill packs a powerful 40,000 lbs. of thrust and pullback, and 4,500 ft.-lbs. of rotary torque. The DD4045 features a 160-hp (119 kW), Cummins QSB4.5 diesel, liquid-cooled engine and an on-board, infinitely variable drilling fluid pump that delivers a flow of up to 70 gpm (265 Lpm).

“The new DD4045 is a powerful machine that comes with a lot of extras to allow the operator to maximize productivity,” said Josh Beddow, product marketing manager of Toro underground equipment. “We believe the DD4045 gives underground contractors the optimal combination of thrust, torque, tool rotation and mud pump flow, which also gives the machine the flexibility to be used in a variety of different bores.”

Operators will like the open-top vice wrenches that provide enhanced visibility of the tool joint, to allow for faster connections and breakouts. The quad rack and pinion carriage design spreads the carriage load evenly for smooth and stable travel. The carriage gear track also is welded, not bolted, to the frame for added durability. Additionally, the two-speed carriage, with travel up to 140 ft./min. (42.6 m), reduces operator cycle time.

The multi-function color LCD display provides a clear view of the drill’s performance and functions. For hard rock drilling conditions, an air hammer can be easily integrated and controlled from the DD4045 display. Also, an optional enclosed cab keeps operator comfortable no matter what the weather may bring.

With flexibility to use single- or dual-stick controls while drilling, the DD4045 allows the operator to choose the control style that matches his or her preference. Operators also can choose to use the cruise control feature when back-reaming to reduce operator fatigue and improve productivity.

The Toro DD4045 is equipped standard with 52 pieces of 10-ft. (3 m), one-piece forged drill pipe, which maximizes productivity in a variety of bore conditions. The pipe basket also is removable, which makes changing pipe or adding pipe for longer bores fast and efficient.

For added safety on the job site, the DD4045 uses a remote exit-side lockout system that works independently from the locating equipment, and a Zap Alert system to notify the operator in the event of an electric line strike. Additionally, the dual outriggers have a unique reverse design, which ensures stability during pullback.

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