Sand­vik Ranger DXi sur­face drill rig / LDV T60 utes

Sand­vik’s new Ranger DXi sur­face drill rig can ro­tate through 290 de­grees

Earthmovers & Excavators - - Eartmovers & Excavators -

Sand­vik has pre­viewed its new Ranger DXi sur­face drill rig at Ger­many’s Stein­expo quarry show – ahead of a pre­sen­ta­tion to deal­ers and cus­tomers in Fin­land.

The new Ranger has a drilling cov­er­age area of 55 square me­tres and is equipped with a pow­er­ful new rock drill, in­tel­li­gent op­er­a­tion and high fuel ef­fi­ciency, mak­ing it the most pow­er­ful and ef­fi­cient top ham­mer drill rig in its class, ac­cord­ing to Sand­vik.

The de­sign­ers made the Ranger DXi with higher pro­duc­tiv­ity in mind, giv­ing it fea­tures such as a 290-de­gree re­volv­ing up­per struc­ture that al­lows the op­er­a­tor more drilling time with­out mov­ing the rig from hole to hole, a 21-27kW rock-drill, and the iTorque con­trol sys­tem.

The use of Sand­vik GT 60 tools en­ables higher pro­duc­tiv­ity with straighter 92-127mm holes.

Sand­vik says its de­vel­op­ers are also par­tic­u­larly proud of the newly de­signed com­fort­able cabin.

“Op­er­a­tor er­gonomics and low cabin noise have been the fo­cus ar­eas,” it says. “A new user in­ter­face has been de­vel­oped based on the ex­pe­ri­ence of sev­eral cus­tomer tri­als. We’ve had pos­i­tive feed­back re­gard­ing the good er­gonomics and easy-to-use joy­sticks and con­trol pan­els.”

There is also now room for a trainer be­hind the op­er­a­tor seat in the new cabin.

“Thanks to co-op­er­a­tion with VTT, Fin­nish Tech­ni­cal Re­search Cen­ter, we have been able to lower the noise emis­sions to lev­els never seen be­fore in this type of drill rig,” Sand­vik adds.

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