Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has introduced the Pit Viper 270 XC series that delivers application flexibility, fuel-efficient performance and enhanced safety with outstanding operator comfort and ease of maintenance, the company announced.

The Pit Viper 270 series, a mining industry staple can now be configured with the XC package (where XC stands for eXtra Capacity) to provide 85,000-pound (42.5-ton) bit load capacity. Along with Epiroc’s existing list of options, the perfect PV-270 XC can be configured for specific applications. The PV-270 XC takes the Pit Viper 270 series to another level of productivity and reliability, ultimately contributing to the lowest total cost of ownership in the blasthole drilling industry in its class.

Epiroc’s PV-270 XC series delivers a hole diameter range up to 12¼ inches (311 millimeters), available in both the multi pass and single pass offering, which provides a clean hole of 55 feet (16.8 meters) and 59 feet (18 meters). The PV-270 XC builds on the performance and innovation of the Pit Viper 270 series. Epiroc has worked towards understanding the customer needs to deliver “more venom” for their operations.

With the Epiroc Rig Control System, the PV-270 XC can be run with an operator on-board using options such as AutoDrill and AutoLevel — or it can be run with the operator off the drill with the optional BenchREMOTE package, enabling one operator to run one or multiple units. It provides a foundation to add new functionality and options later without a major rebuild of the machine. Autonomous drilling can be implemented with almost no human interaction with the drill.

“Since the first introduction of the Pit Viper 270 rig, Epiroc has successfully deployed over 500 Pit Viper 270 rigs in the mining environment,” says Heino Hammann, product line manager – blasthole at Epiroc Drilling Solutions. “We will continue to inspire while leading in innovation – the Pit Viper 270, a true proven partner for your mining needs.”

Epiroc serves customers in the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries in more than 150 countries. It develops and produces drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and also offers services and consumables. For more information, visit www.epiroc.us.