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R-63 Boart Longyear LS600 Track Sonic

With innovative designs and patented technologies, the LS™600; drills deeper, produces more accurate samples and serves more markets than any other sonic rig. The LS600 features a pneumatic isolation system inside the head, preventing resonant energy from transmitting to the drill rig. This directs the maximum amount of energy down the drill string to the face of the bit for improved penetration rates.

This rig utilizes a fingerboard for rod storage, a patented spring-loaded clamshell for safe rod management, a 90 ̊ head tilt for easy tripping and a full support vehicle equipped with a gantry crane for presenting rods to the head. It drills through and samples overburden and soft rock formations at or near 100% core recovery without the risk of refusal and without the use of fluids. In addition to producing a relatively undisturbed sample, the LS600 drills with as little as one percent deviation to depth enabling the driller to pinpoint exact sampling locations. A turbocharged 6.6-litre CAT® engine with 228 horsepower fuels the LS600, allowing drillers to reach depths of up to 600 feet.

Rig Dimensions

  • Weight: 17,700 kg 39,000 lbs
  • Rig Height: 3.5 m 8 ft 11.5 in
  • Tower Height: 10.6 m 34 ft 9 in
  • Length: 9.6 m 31 ft 4 in
  • Length (Mast Down): 10 m 32 ft 11 in
  • Track Width: 2.73 m 8 ft 11.5 in

Specifications

  • Depth: 182 m 600 ft
  • Max Drilling Diameter : 305 mm 12 in
  • Pull Back: 67.5 kN 15,175 lb
  • Down Force : 40.5 kN 9,105 lb
  • Output Force @ 75 Hz : 222 kN 50,000 lbs
  • Frequency Range : 0 - 150 Hz
  • Max Casing Length : 6 m 20 ft

Benefits

  • Finger board for vertical storage of rods next to the mast
  • Patented spring-loaded clam shell for safe rod management to and from the finger board
  • 90 degree head tilt for tripping of rods/casing
  • Full support vehicle system with a Gantry crane for presenting rods to the head

R-57 Eijkelkamp MRS XL MAX DUO Track Sonic

This rig has the capability to drill to depths greater than 60 meters. The R-57 is mounted on a Fraste rubber-tracked carrier, which creates low ground pressure and can accommodate a variety of terrain.

Rig Dimensions

  • Weight: 20,300 kg
  • Rig Height (layover): 3.05 m 10 ft
  • Tower Height: 12.5 m 41 ft 1 in
  • Width: 2.58 m 8 ft 5 in
  • Length (carrier): 7.31 m 24 ft
  • Overhang: 4.41 m 14 ft 6 in
  • Track Width: 0.6 m 2 in
  • Track Length: 30.5 m 10 in @ 1 in penetration

Specifications

  • Maximum Torque: 250 daNm
  • Stroke: 5.7 m 18 ft 8 in
  • Pull Down: 40,000 kg
  • Pull Back: 60,000 kg
  • Ground Pressure: 58.81 kPa 8.53 lbs / sq in
  • Maximum Drilling Diameter: 305 mm

Benefits

  • Continuous, relatively undisturbed samples
  • Waste reduction (up to 80% reduction over conventional drilling)
  • Speed. Sonic drilling is faster than conventional overburden drilling methods
  • Drop Hammer, SPT, Shelby Tube Sampling, Direct Push, and Coring capability

Customized Features

  • 50k SDC Sonic Head
  • High Speed Rotary affixed to drill mast for seamless transition between Sonic and Bedrock Coring
  • Dimensions loaded on Tractor/Trailer: L = 21.57 m(70 ft 10 in), H = 3.99 m (13 ft 1 in), W = 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)

R-45, R-49 LS250 MiniSonic

Earth Drilling’s LS250 MiniSonic Rig has the capability to drill to depths of greater than 60 m and is mounted on 600 mm wide tracks so it has low ground pressure (0.28 bar/4 psi). The compact, small footprint makes it perfect for small drill pads, environmentally fragile areas and hard to reach sites.

Rig Dimensions

  • Weight: 11,500 kg 25,353 lbs
  • Rig Height: 2.8 m 9 ft 2 in
  • Tower Height: 7.2 m 23 ft 7 in
  • Width: 2.2 m 7 ft 3 in
  • Length: 9.144 m 30 ft
  • Track Width: 600 mm 23.62 in

Specifications

  • Maximum Torque: 2,400 Nm 1,700 ft lbs
  • Stroke: 4 m 13 ft 2 in
  • Pull Down: 24 kN 5395 lbs
  • Pull Back: 66 kN 14838 lbs
  • Ground Pressure: 0.28 MPa / @ 7.58 KPa 4.0 PSI
  • Maximum Drilling Diameter: 305 mm

Benefits

  • Continuous, relatively undisturbed samples
  • Waste reduction (up to 80% reduction over conventional drilling)
  • Speed. Sonic drilling is faster than conventional overburden drilling methods
  • Diedrich Drop Hammer, SPT, Shelby Tube Sampling and Coring capability

R-41, R-43, R-46, R-53, R-56 Gus Pech Sonicor 50 w/ Tracks

Earth Drilling operates Truck Mounted Gus Pech Brat-A-Sonic Drill rigs, each equipped with SDC Sonicor 50K Drill heads. The heads oscillate at a frequency of up to 50kHz, which transfers a vibration down the drill sting to the bit for unbeatable penetration through varying formations, and provides excellent core sample quality.

Rig Dimensions

  • Weight: 24,300 kg 53,572 lbs
  • Rig Height: 8.54 m 28 ft
  • Tower Height: 12.5 m 41 ft
  • Length: 10.66 m 35 ft
  • Width: 2.4 m 8 ft 6 in

Specifications

  • Stroke: 22 - 26 ft
  • Pull-down/Pull-back: 18,412 / 24,537 lbs
  • Mast: 60,000 lbs
  • Ground Pressure: 20.23 lbs / sq in 139.48 kPa

Benefits

  • Efficient transition to HQ3 Coring
  • Patented Technology Exclusive to Sonic Drill Corporation
  • Counter rotating rollers generate high power sinusoidal force
  • Compact gear box requires only one drive motor

Customized Features

  • Hydraulic hosing
  • Tire-mount tracks for seasonal versatility
  • Capability direct from Rig
  • Diedrich Drop Hammers for SPT Sampling

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