Global rollout for Epiroc Tier 4 drill

Epiroc is launching its Tier 4 engine-equipped PowerROC D60 drill rig onto the global market.
Ancillary Equipment / April 21, 2020
The D60 drills the largest holes in the PowerROC family. Image: Epiroc
The D60 drills the largest holes in the PowerROC family. Image: Epiroc

The PowerROC D60 hydraulic down-the-hole (DTH) rig drills the largest holes in the PowerROC family, and is designed to meet the requirements for operating in countries with the highest emission standards.

“This is the first PowerROC DTH rig which complies with the higher emission regulation,” said Wei Wen Xu, senior product manager at Epiroc. “It is an important step to keep on reducing the environmental footprint.”

The first unit was delivered to the USA earlier this year. The PowerROC D60 can drill large holes ranging from 110mm to 178mm. In addition, the 5+1 rod-handling system makes it possible to drill holes down to a depth of 30m. Epiroc says that its proven technology also helps to ensure that holes are straight and of a good quality.

The rig features a pilot hydraulic system, straightforward electronics and a powerful rotation unit designed to ensure that the rig can operate reliably in all types of rock conditions. In addition, a highly effective dust collection system is designed to ensure that the work environment is kept clean and safe, which protects both machine and personnel.

The Tier 4F version of PowerROC D60 will be available in North America, Japan and Korea immediately. The Tier 3 version of PowerROC D60 has been available since June 2019.

 

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