Sandvik brings series of drills to North America

By |  March 8, 2018

The Ranger DX900i surface top hammer drill rig. Photo courtesy of Sandvik.

Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology showcased the Ranger DXi drill series at the 2018 AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo.

The series features 592 sq. ft. of drilling coverage area and a more powerful rock drill. The company highlighted its fuel efficiency and style intelligence while at the show.

Features of the series include 290 degrees of revolving upper structure, a rock drill family with 21 to 27 kW, Sandvik GT 60 tools to enable higher productivity with straighter 92 to 127 mm holes, and the iTorque control system.

According to the company, all of the Ranger DXi-series top hammer surface drill rigs feature a revolving superstructure. Despite the rig’s ability to rotate, its counterweight structure ensures stability by maintaining weight opposite the boom. Ranger DXi rigs are mobile because of a low center of gravity and high tramming power.

Additionally, the company focused on drill operator ergonomics and low cabin noise with the iCab cabin application. A user interface was developed based on the experience of several customer trials. The cab now features room for a trainer behind the operator seat. In cooperation with VTT, Finnish Technical Research Center, Sandvik was able to lower the noise emission to a new level.

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