Mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer Epiroc has introduced its Try-and-Buy Program for the FlexiROC T30 R Construction Edition tophammer surface drill rig. The program offers potential customers free jobsite testing of the versatile drill.

“The FlexiROC T30 R Construction Edition brings the same features and performance that made the legacy rig highly popular,” says Ron Hankins, business line manager for Epiroc USA. “We’re excited to offer customers the opportunity to try out the drilling rig in the environment of their construction site, to see first-hand how it can improve their operations and maximize their investment.”

In a release, the company says the FlexiROC T30 R surface drill is an improved version of the once-popular IR ECM 580 construction rig that tracks back from Epiroc to Atlas Copco and Ingersoll Rand. Featuring the COP SC16 rock drill and a compact design, Epiroc says the rig is ideal for a wide range of drilling applications, including road construction, foundation drilling and quarrying.

The Try-and-Buy program includes a demo of the FlexiROC T30 R on the customer’s jobsite. For a limited time, participants get up to 30 engine-hours to these the machine. If the machine is a good fit, customers can buy the machine they demo, and receive special financing or a comprehensive consumables package to accompany it. The installation and dismantling of the rig at the customer’s site are performed by an Epiroc technician.

Epiroc says the low center of gravity of the FlexiROC T30 R provides rugged mobility and stability in all conditions and terrain. The company says the rig offers increased productivity via the extensive boom reach of up to 17 feet and an 80-degree swing radius — reach that means more holes per setup, saving time and money.

Radio remote control comes standard, giving the operator full tramming and drilling control while operating from a safe distance. Epiroc says this feature is especially important when jobsites have limited access points or unstable terrain. The FlexiROC T30 R can also be equipped with a hydraulic winch for secure anchoring on slopes up to 30 degrees.

The FlexiROC T30 R meets stringent Tier 4 Final engine emissions standards and features self-adjusting rpm, which lowers fuel consumption and improves efficiency. The FlexiROC T30 R’s COP Logic system automatically adjusts the impact and drill feed pressure, which Epiroc says ensures optimal performance and increased service life of rock drilling tools.

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