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D24x40 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill

D24x40 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill


The D24x40 S3 features 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) — the D24x40 S3 helps maximize machine and job site productivity, while class-leading cycle times help get the job done faster.

Weight9389.4 kg (No Cab)

Fuel TypeDiesel

Power125 hp (93.2 kW)

Rotational Torque4200 ft-lb

Thrust/Pullback28000 lbs

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Key features

  • With a class-leading carriage speed of 240 ft/min (73.1 m/min) — more than 20% faster than its closest competitor — the D24x40 S3 helps contractors install more linear feet per day.
  • The D24x40 S3 features a 270 rpm rotational speed that rivals larger drills and outpaces competitive models by 18% — helping contractors complete jobs faster.
  • With a 104 dB(A) guaranteed sound power level and an operator ear rating of 82.9 dB(A), as well as an in-cab operator ear rating of 75.7 dB(A), the D24x40 S3 contributes to a quieter working environment, creating less neighborhood disturbance and enabling easier communication among the crew.
  • The excavator-style cab offers operators more legroom and greater comfort.
  • Interactive full-color touchscreen display delivers real-time, easy-to-view locate information, bore plans and more that can help increase productivity.


General Dimensions and Weights

Length (Minimum Transport)
241 inches
612.1 cm
Width (Minimum Transport)
89 inches
226.1 cm
Width (With Cab, Minimum Transport)
89 inches
226.1 cm
Height (Minimum Transport)
76 inches
193 cm
Height (With Cab)
117 inches
297.2 cm
20700 lbs
9389.4 kg
Weight (With Cab)
22250 lbs
10092.4 kg
Angle of Approach
19 deg
Angle of Departure
20 deg


Make and Model
John Deere 4045
Fuel Type
Ultra low sulfur diesel
Maximum Engine RPM
2400 rpm
Idle Speed
1150 rpm
Rated RPM
2400 rpm
Gross Horsepower
125 hp
93.2 kW
275 cu-in
4.5 L
Number of Cylinders
Cooling Method
Max Fuel Consumption
6.8 gph
25.7 lph
Air Cleaner
EPA Certification Family
Tier 4 Final (EU Stage IV)
Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)*
Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)*


28000 lbs
124.6 kN
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 inches
10.2 cm
Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM
3.3 mph
5.3 km/h
Automated Rod Loader
Guaranteed sound power (CE-rating)
104 dB(A)
Noise Level at Operator's Ear
82.9 dB(A)

Fluid Capacities

Fuel Tank
44 gal
166.6 L
Engine Crankcase with Filter
15.5 qt
14.7 L
Hydraulic Tank
55 gal
208.2 L
Hydraulic System
65 gal
246.1 L
Engine Cooling System
20 qt
18.9 L
Antifreeze Tank Capacity
1.6 gal
6.1 L

Drilling Fluid System

Maximum Flow
50 gpm
189.3 L/min
Maximum Pressure
1050 psi
72.4 bar
On Board Tank Capacity
6 gal
22.7 L


Breakout System
Standard hydraulic vise
Drilling Lights
Flow Indicator
Stakedown System
Strike Alert
Remote Lockout

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