Epiroc unveils latest Pit Viper drilling rig

Pit Viper 271. Image: Epiroc

Epiroc Drilling Solutions has introduced the Pit Viper 270 XC series drills, delivering application flexibility, fuel-efficient performance and enhanced safety with outstanding operator comfort and ease of maintenance.

The Pit Viper 270 series is a blasthole drilling rig that can be configured with the XC package which provides extra capacity up to 38.5 tonnes of bit load capacity.

The drill rig has the lowest total cost of ownership in the blasthole drilling industry in its class.

It delivers a hole diameter range up to 311 millimetres, available in both the multi-pass and single-pass offering which provides a clean hole of 16.8 metres and 18 metres, respectively.

With the Epiroc Rig Control System, the machine 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 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.

Epiroc product line manager Heino Hammann said since the first introduction of the Pit Viper 270 rig, more than 500 Pit Viper 270 rigs have been deployed in the mining environment.

“We will continue to inspire while leading in innovation – the Pit Viper 270, a true proven partner for your mining needs,” Hammann said.

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