Tag: drills

FRD-USA opened a 9,000-sq.-ft. branch in Reno, Nevada, that will stock down-the-hole and top-hammer crawler drills alongside rock drill parts. Photo: FRD-USA

FRD-USA expands with facility in Nevada

June 29, 2023By

The manufacturer of blasthole drills, breakers and other attachments has a new location in Reno that expands its rock drill division.

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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

New feature incorporated into Soosan drills

June 29, 2023By

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

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Country Boy Supply business partners Ace McCarthy, left, and Brent Taylor share a moment. Photo: P&Q Staff

Gallery: Country Boy Supply 2022 open house

August 4, 2022By

Representatives from Country Boy Supply and Sandvik got together outside of Atlanta to celebrate their brand-new partnership.

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Caterpillar plans to showcase its MD6310 rotary blasthole drill at MINExpo 2021. Photo: Cat

Digging deeper into Caterpillar’s MINExpo plans

August 11, 2021By

Caterpillar has big plans for MINExpo 2021, with solutions in drilling and site safety to be exhibited in Las Vegas.

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The SmartROC T45 is a top hammer surface drill rig for quarrying and construction. Photo: Epiroc

Epiroc offers glimpse at its MINExpo showcase

July 26, 2021By

Epiroc plans to exhibit a number of new and enhanced products at MINExpo International 2021, including drill rigs and tools.

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An underground drill jumbo is an example of percussive drilling. The first mechanized percussive drill was invented in 1844 using compressed air to apply the percussive load to strike the drill. Photo: AcademyBlasting.com

Blasting Through the Ages: A brief history of drilling

June 11, 2020By

P&Q debuts a four-part series with a reflection on drilling’s centuries-old history and an exploration of exciting technology to come.

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Photo: Epiroc

Epiroc drill rig designed for fuel efficiency

May 17, 2019By

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.

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Epiroc adds Virginia dealer

February 21, 2019By

The company named James River Equipment a full-line dealer in Virginia.

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

Sandvik Mining expands Ranger DX drill series

January 10, 2019By

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

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