Sandvik Ranger DXi surface drill rig / LDV T60 utes
Sandvik’s new Ranger DXi surface drill rig can rotate through 290 degrees
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.