Rig Eight
Rig Eight
Rig 8 is an Atlas Copco ROC L8 Mark 2, it is designed for both presplitting and large scale production work. This rig is the total solution for drilling in quarries, open pit mines and exploration sites. This rig was commissioned in July 2011. It has ample power to deliver high penetration rates and a rod handling capacity for hole depths of 54 meters in the carousel with the ability to load additional rods direct from the support truck to achieve depths of up to 100m for exploration.

Safety features include fully automated rod handling and breakout facilities, full rotational cyclone for ease of leveling and cleaning etc, dust suppression, fire suppression and a complete electrical shutdown system. Coupled with the shutdown system we have a specific electric over hydraulic lock down switching system to allow offsiders to isolate certain hydraulic components while working around them to eliminate any accidental controls eliminating potential injury.

This unit has the complete versatility and ability to work in tight and small operations including close proximity to high walls (2 meters), full mast orientation for pre splits and even horizontal holes for dewatering etc. This is a cab operated machine with optimum visibility and airconditioning for operator comfort to reduce the risk of heat stress in extreme environments.

These machines are compact weighing in at 27 ton and easily moved from site, they are a very popular and sought after machine whether you need a few short water bores drilled, right through to 80,000 meter grade control programs.