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Joy Global introduces iron ore and copper mining drill

World Coal,

Joy Global has introduced the P&H 285XPC drill specifically designed for iron ore and copper mining.

The new P&H 285XPC rotary blasthole drill product provides up to 53 524 kg of bit loading specifically designed for 270 and 311 mm diameter holes, making it well suited for the majority of copper and iron applications.

“This new drill will carry on the P&H legacy for durability,” stated Eric Wilkinson, Product Manager. “It will feature the same powerful propel structures and robust pulldown systems as our other P&H drills.”

Universal Drill Cab
The new drill also features the Universal Drill Cab (UDC) used on other P&H drills. This commonality of controls will allow experienced operators to transition quickly and easily to a P&H 285XPC. The UDC provides the operator with a clear, unobstructed view of the drilling area and the surrounding environment. Its expansive windows and video cameras provide the best visibility in the industry and ensure that the operator is able to maintain complete situational awareness while drilling and propelling. Additionally, the FOPS Level II certified structure combined with shatter-resistant glass protects the operator from harsh mining conditions.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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