Posted October 13, 2015

Toro Introduces DD4050 Horizontal Directional Drill

Toro's DD4050 HDD offers increased torque - 5,000 ft-lb - for improved performance, including hard rock drilling applications. The new machine also features re-styled guarding around the stake-down area, and a software upgrade to Toro Drill Operating System, or TDOS 1.

Toro introduced it's new model at the ICUEE in early October, giving attendees a chance to see it in action. 

The operator can control and monitor all functions of the drill head from the integrated LCD display. The machine also offers a better vantage point to the pipe entry area and improved overall visibility from the operator’s station. The TDOS 1 software provides streamlined drill controls for increased load/unload cycle speed. This functionality, coupled with improved navigation and the ability to monitor drill idle time and total engine hours, is designed to deliver increased operator productivity.

“In terms of productivity, the DD4050 is a real powerhouse when considering its size,” explains Joshua Beddow, marketing manager at The Toro Company. “The increased rotary torque is really going to help utility contractors power through less-than-ideal conditions, and the Toro Drill Operating System, TDOS 1, provides an extremely user-friendly experience for HDD operators.”

The DD4050 is also available with an optional enclosed, climate-controlled operator’s cab to provide comfortable operating conditions in inclement weather. For more information on Toro’s full line of underground equipment, please visit