Mincon has unveiled its Rock Drill series of compact, modular drill mast and drilling rig systems. In a release, the company says the series is designed to complement its existing range of rock-drilling solutions.
“The introduction of these modular systems is a great step forward for Mincon, allowing new customers to affordably enter the rock-drilling industry and benefit from the performance and efficiency of our class-leading solutions,” CEO Mincon Group Joe Purcell says.
Mincon says the new Rock Drill mast attachments offer drillers cost-effective and attainable entry into the drilling market by an attachment to existing equipment, whether it’s an excavator, skid steer or another compatible carrier machine. Mincon calls the standalone drilling rigs in the Rock Drill range “compact and versatile self-powered systems for customers who want to expand their fleet with dedicated drilling solutions that have a smaller footprint than conventional drill rigs.”
The full Rock Drill product line comprises three drill rigs and five drilling mast attachments. The R405, R412, R512 drill rigs use a sub-90 horsepower powerplant and are compatible with 3-, 5- and 10-foot drill rods, respectively (or 1-, 2- and 3-meter drill rods in the European market).
The M106, M112, and M120 drilling mast attachments share a design, with each model representing a different length. The M207 and M220 drilling mast attachments have a heavy-duty design to accommodate the power requirements of deep-hole drilling.
The company says all Rock Drill drilling mast attachments and rigs offer guaranteed compatibility with Mincon’s existing range of drilling solutions and accessories, including the company’s DTH hammers and DTH drill bits; Spiral Flush geotechnical drilling systems; rotary drill bits; and drill pipe.
The new product line has been made possible by Mincon’s acquisition of Hammer Drilling Rigs in January 2021. The Rock Drill line of drill masts and rigs are based on proven, modular designs that have been fine-tuned over the last four decades. Mincon says it has further developed and engineered the original designs to provide greater functionality and reduce environmental impact during manufacturing.
“As drillers, our engineering philosophy has always been centered on the end user’s needs: equipment that’s easy to use, with low maintenance costs, utilizing readily available off-the-shelf parts,” says Simon Duck, senior engineer, Integrated Systems, Mincon Group. “Our aim has been to include innovative simplicity in our solutions, which ultimately makes them tougher and last longer.”
For more information, visit www.mincon.com/rockdrill.