Atlas Copco has rolled out a new rotary blasthole drilling rig, the DM30 II. Modeled after the DM45 and DML, the DM30 II is also similar to the DM30.
“The DM30 II has a U.S. design with excellent quality,” says Todd Courtney, U.S. business line manager of blasthole drills. “The controls are most like the DM45, and operators have responded well to it. Our sales team has also said they are pleased to offer it, and they were excited to show it at some demonstrations across the country.”
The DM30 II is tailored for the large quarry market, filling the gap between some larger and smaller drill rigs in the Atlas Copco range. It features a 30-foot drill pipe changer and a standard four-rod carousel. With a starter rod under the rotary head, the DM30 II has a total depth capacity of 145 feet.
“The feedback we’ve received has been positive in the U.S., where the DM30 has been used in quarries and even for large construction projects. Support, preventative maintenance and parts are all handled in the U.S. and that has been a positive note about the DM30 rig’s introduction here,” says Mark Stewart, marketing manager for Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions.
The DM30 II comes to the U.S. with a Cummins Tier 4 Final engine, an Atlas Copco 1050 cfm high-pressure compressor and is capable of both rotary and DTH applications. Other features include an ergonomic interior design, a spacious electric-over-hydraulic cab, a robust I-beam frame, increased decking and component access, improved rod handling and breakout, auto thread lube, head up tram interlock and grease manifold.
Atlas Copco, based in Stockholm, serves segments ranging from compressors and air treatment systems to construction, mining and drilling equipment. The company, founded in 1873, has more than 39,800 employees worldwide and operates in more than 170 countries. Atlas Copco in North America operates in more than 109 locations and employs more than 4,500 people in the U.S. For more information, visit www.atlascopco.us.