Rig Three
Rig Three
An extensive refit has been completed on this rig with the addition of a new automated breakout and Sandvick rod handling system, remote tramming and fire suppression system.  A rig mounted, VM Drilling designed cyclone and cone splitter system has also been fitted to this unit.
A new ergonomic design control panel, 40 ton track base with integrated fuel and water cells, 300 meters of rods onboard and a 500psi Sullair compressor offer full flexibility for either Exploration or grade control drill programs. Below are some of the features included on this unit:

  • MTU 2000 Series V12 850hp@1800
  • Sullair 1350/500 Compressor
  • 800m depth capability
  • Boom Jim rated at 500kg
  • Sandvick Rod Handler
  • TJM Hands-free rod breaking system
  • 300m Rod carrying capacity
  • Belly tanks for 3000l fuel & 1500l water
  • Tatra 8x8 all terrain support trucks
  • Track mount auxiliary/Booster 2400cfm @ 1000psi
  • Dust suppression
  • Handrails/access ladders all around unit
  • Rig mounted hydraulic cyclone    
  • Cone splitter on full rotational arm with raise/lower function
  • Remote Control tramming
  • Fire Suppression
  • Full (three point) electronic emergency shutdown
  • Full sock whipchecks fitted to all high pressure air hose

Rig three's track base has also been fitted with a specialized water injection system. This system utilizes onboard water to cool the tracks and track rollers during tramming over considerable distances helping to eliminate downtime and assisting our clients in keeping with their production schedules. This is a very manoeuvrable compact unit perfect for any terrain, but capable of drilling in areas of limited access with small pad preparations, it has the ability to drill self contained to 300m where the terrain restricts access to support trucks reaching the machine.