Epiroc drill rig designed for fuel efficiency

By |  May 17, 2019
Photo: Epiroc

Epiroc’s SmartROC T45 is designed for fuel efficiency, according to the company. Photo courtesy of Epiroc.

Epiroc’s SmartROC T45 top-hammer drill rig offers total-site positioning as a standard feature for line drilling, as well as blast holes up to 5 in. in diameter.

According to the company, the drill rig is designed for high performance in demanding construction applications, as well as for aggregate and limestone quarries.

The SmartROC T45 comes with its own site-navigation system and can offer additional benefits when paired with the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), according to the company. The rig’s autofeed alignment works with the GNSS to drill holes precisely parallel to each other, with GNSS-guided drilling accurate within 3.9 in., according to Epiroc.

In addition, the SmartROC progressive drill system adjusts drilling parameters to changes in conditions as formations either gradually or suddenly change.

The SmartROC T45 is also designed for fuel efficiency, according to Epiroc, with an engine rated 325 hp at 1,900 rpm and free air delivery of 472 cfm at 175 psi.

The rig’s design further reduces maintenance costs as it requires just one-third of the hoses and cables of other rigs, according to the company.

Epiroc develops and produces drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools.

Zach Mentz

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Zach Mentz is the managing editor for both Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants magazines. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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