Sandvik Mining expands Ranger DX drill series

By |  January 10, 2019

Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology expanded its Ranger DX series of surface top hammer drill rigs suited for multiple applications, including quarries and open pit mines.

The expanded drill series from Sandvik is applicable to quarries and pit mines. Photo courtesy of Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.

The expanded drill series from Sandvik is applicable to quarries and pit mines. Photo courtesy of Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology.

The Ranger DX series of surface top hammer drill rigs expanded with two new non-cabin drill rigs based on the Ranger DX600 and DX800 models, named Ranger DX600R and DX800R respectively.

The Ranger DXR offers the characteristics of the conventional Ranger DX series drill rigs: reliability and a large drilling coverage area, from the standard 189 sq. ft. to an optional 248 sq. ft., in a lighter and more mobile package, the company says. The drill rig is a solution for hazardous conditions where safe and productive drilling requires radio remote control capabilities.

The non-cabin Ranger DXR drill rigs can operate on unstable benches and deep cuts typical to applications such as road and railroad construction, foundation drilling, trenching and pipeline contracts, the company says. The remote-control panel includes tramming control functionalities for fast hole-to-hole movements and precise hole spotting.

A counterweight solution provides a solid foundation for drilling on uneven terrain, the company adds. In terms of productivity, the revolving superstructure on the Ranger DXR enables up to 60 percent more holes to be drilled per setup compared to conventional top hammer drill rigs.

Paired with rock drills and the Rock Pilot+ drilling control system, the Ranger DXR series represents the highest productivity in non-cabin drill rigs, Sandvik says.

Ranger DXR series drill rigs are designed for 2.5-in. to 5-in. hole size range, with drill rod sizes between 1.5 in. and 2 in. The standard configuration of the machine can be boosted with more than 30 options, such as an extended superstructure turning radius, advanced measurement systems and upgraded dust control, the company says.

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