The new DD600 features customer-driven design and an engine strategically selected to meet evolving jobsite requirements.

WEST SALEM, Ohio, Sept. 26, 2023 – Horizontal directional drill (HDD) operators can improve their jobsite uptime and meet a variety of new jobsite requirements with the new DD600 maxi-rig directional drill from American Augers. Replacing American Auger’s DD440T, the DD600 was designed with customer-focused features to enhance the power and performance of the current industry standard in HDD maxi rigs. 

One of the most notable features of the new DD600 is the 755 HP Stage V/T4F/T3 CAT C18 engine that does not require diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), the only machine of its kind in this class. The simple exhaust system increases uptime and reliability, eliminating daily jobsite struggles with DEF. Additionally, the 755 HP 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 boasts the reliable performance American Augers is known for while maintaining a small, mobile footprint on the jobsite. 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. Further emphasizing the machine’s efficiency, 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 and versatilely to meet the needs of jobsites 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, American Augers product manager. “This latest drill further increases the power and performance capabilities that come with owning an American Augers drill. The DD600 is setting a new standard for productivity in the maxi-rig industry.” 

The DD600 is designed for a wide-range of projects offering operators the flexibility and versatility to tackle both smaller and larger-scale jobs. From compact jobsites to boring long distances and installing larger pipes, the DD600 ensures a seamless operation throughout. 

About American Augers® 

American Augers builds the largest category of horizontal directional drills in the industry and a full range of auger boring machines and fluid cleaning systems. Developed with the rugged user in mind, American Augers rigs are built to last and backed by the Ditch Witch® dealership network with nearly 200 locations worldwide. American Augers is part of the Ditch Witch Division, which includes Ditch Witch, American Augers, Subsite and Trencor. All leading brands in the underground construction industry.