Toro has introduced the TDOS-1 with SmartTouch directional drill operating system, which allows pipe-handling functions to be performed using a single input on the joystick in SmartTouch operating mode.
Available as an option on the DD2024 directional drill, the system, Toro says, streamlines pipe handling by allowing the operator to use the cam rocker switch to advance through the pipe handling process. Each push of the switch corresponds to a sequence of pipe handling functions. Combined with mode selection (drill out or pull back), the SmartTouch feature also performs some pipe handling functions in tandem to help reduce overall cycle times. In addition, the TDOS-1 with SmartTouch software upgrade gives the DD2024 a more intuitive interface for accessing drill functions and information on the drill display.