New feature incorporated into Soosan drills

By |  June 29, 2023
Soosan America’s JET-9 is capable of drilling 3 in.- to 4.5 in.-diameter holes while the JET-12 is capable of drilling 3.5 in. to 5 in. in diameter. Photo: Soosan America

Soosan America’s JET-9 is capable of drilling 3 in.- to 4.5 in.-diameter holes while the JET-12 is capable of drilling 3.5 in. to 5 in. in diameter. Photo: Soosan America

Soosan America introduced JET series hydraulic drifters to its Rock Commander line of rock drills.

The series includes the JD800E-II featuring the JET-9 and the JD1400E-II featuring the JET-12. The JET-9 is capable of drilling 3 in. to 4.5 in. in diameter while the JET-12 is capable of drilling 3.5 in. to 5 in. in diameter.

According to Soosan, the new JET hydraulic drifters allow drillers to complete more footage per day. The JET-9 and JET-12 drifters boast dampening and a newly shaped piston that improve several aspects of the drifter’s performance. The dampening enables more of the impact to be absorbed, reducing vibration and lengthening the life of the hammer parts and drill steel. The reduced vibration limits wear on the boom and slide plates, Soosan adds.

The piston, meanwhile, was redesigned to allow for a more efficient transfer of energy, producing increased drilling speeds.

Additionally, Soosan says the JET drifters maintain a simple systems design that keeps with the Rock Commander’s simplicity. This means basic maintenance can be completed by on-site mechanics.

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