American Augers' new maxi-rig directional drill does not require diesel exhaust fluid to operate
Horizontal directional drill (HDD) operators can improve their job site uptime and meet a variety of new job site requirements with American Augers' new DD600 maxi-rig directional drill. The DD600 will replace American Augers' DD440T. The DD600 was designed with operator-focused features to enhance the power and performance of the current industry standard in HDD maxi rigs.
The DD600 uses a 755 horsepower stage V/T4F/T3 CAT C18 engine that does not require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The exhaust system increases uptime and reliability, eliminating daily job site struggles with DEF. Additionally, the 755 horsepower engine allows for higher demand loads without challenging the engine capacity and the Stage V engine classification meets emission standards for engines in Europe.
With ease of transportation in mind, the DD600 has a reliable performance while maintaining a small footprint on the job site. The weight of DD600 meets standard transportation requirements, meaning no special permits are required to transport the machine. The DD600 can also be transported without removing the wrenches, saving hours in assembly and disassembly time. The DD600 features a hydraulic catwalk to expedite the time required to set up and teardown as well as the number of people it takes to do so. Together, these features allow operators to work efficiently to meet the needs of job sites both big and small.
"The new DD600 directional drill incorporates many features and updates that came at the request of our customers," said Richard Levings, product manager at American Augers. "This latest drill further increases the power and performance capabilities that come with owning an American Augers drill."
The DD600 is designed for a wide range of projects offering operators the flexibility to tackle both smaller and larger-scale jobs. From compact job sites to boring long distances and installing larger pipes, the DD600 helps enable seamless operation throughout.