First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
Mining and Rock Technology is expanding its Ranger DX series of surface top hammer drill rigs with two non-cabin Ranger DXR versions for improved safety in the toughest quarry and construction applications.
The two new-version models are based on the Ranger DX600 and DX800 drill rigs and, as such, named Ranger DX600R and DX800R, respectively.
Sandvik says the new Ranger DXR drill rigs can reach places that are off-limits to operators and other drills. They offer the characteristics of conventional Ranger DX series drill rigs, including reliability and a large drilling coverage area, from the standard 17.6m² to an optional 26.4m², in a lighter and more mobile package (a superior solution for hazardous conditions where safe and productive drilling requires advanced radio remote control capabilities).
The Ranger DX600R’s and DX800R’s revolving superstructure offers an innovative counterweight solution, providing a solid foundation for drilling even on extreme terrain. In terms of productivity, the revolving superstructure turns Ranger DXR truly to a powerhouse enabling, Sandvik says, up to 60% more holes to be drilled per set-up compared to conventional top hammer drill rigs. Together with powerful rock drills and Rock Pilot+ drilling control system, the Ranger DXR series is said by Sandvik to represent the highest productivity in non-cabin drill rigs.
Ranger DXR series drill rigs are designed for a 64mm-127mm hole size range, with drill rod sizes between 38mm and 51mm. The standard configuration of the machine can be further boosted with more than 30 useful options, such as extended superstructure turning radius, advanced measurement systems and upgraded dust control.