The Sandvik Ranger DX series surface top hammer drill rigs combine the long heritage of the famous line of surface drill rigs with the latest drilling innovations. This results in a modern outlook, extreme drilling efficiency and precision, low fuel consumption and ease of operation with enhanced safety even in the toughest of terrain. The latest complement to this is the option of full radio remote control for added flexibility and safety.
The Sandvik Ranger series of surface top hammer drill rigs have impressed customers throughout the world with their extreme performance, excellent fuel economy, perfect hole quality and ease of operation. Their revolving superstructure enables large drilling coverage ranges from the standard 17.6m2 (189 ft2) model to the optional 26.4m2 (248 ft2). As well as being able to rotate, the rig’s stability is guaranteed thanks to its innovative structure that keeps the counterweight at all times on the opposite side of the boom. In addition to these, the rig also features, for example, a Rock Pilot+ drilling control system that automatically adjusts to changing rock formations, thereby sending an optimal amount of power to the rock. This has been designed to ensure smooth rotation, solid rock contact and fast penetration in different rock conditions.
The Ranger series provides more efficiency but uses less fuel. Hence the drill rigs reduce OPEX significantly due to their low fuel consumption rates that are achieved through a new advanced eco-package and engine RPM adjustment. The Ranger series is equipped with an economical Tier 3 engine, or a low-consumption, low emission Tier 4 Final engine. While fuel consumption has been notably reduced, the Ranger drill rig still provides the required power for drilling tasks with their well-proven rock drills. The Ranger series come with the recently upgraded rock drill HL820T as standard; changing it to a high frequency HF820T rock drill will ensure even higher penetration rates.
Full radio control is a completely new feature introduced to the Sandvik Ranger series at the beginning of 2015. The full radio control option has been designed especially with safety in mind, but also contributes to improved productivity. This is particularly of use when the rig is used to work on steep slopes and risky benches where safety is particularly an issue. Now using the new full radio control the operator is able to handle these tasks from a safe distance away, thereby improving productivity as the operator possesses clear visibility of the undercarriage and winch control at all times. The new full radio control option is now available on all Ranger series drill rigs making a positive contribution to fuel efficiency, productivity, efficiency and vitally, safety.
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.
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