Fecon’s Geothermal Series GL300 vertical drill is for contractors and HVAC dealers installing ground loop heating and cooling systems. Fecon's GL300 is equipped for up to 300 ft. (91 m) depth to provide high efficiency ground loops with lower grout costs as a result of the reduced hole volume of a 4 in. (10 cm) opening. The compact GL300 also enables contractors to win jobs previously considered inaccessible due to equipment size or weight, according to the manufacturer.
The GL300 is just 194 in. L by 73 in. W by 94 in. H (493 by 185 by 239 cm), weighing 9,876 lbs. (4,480 kg), and comes standard with low impact rubber tracks for maneuverability to cross driveways or flat and hilly lawns.
The GL300 tackles high costs and inefficiencies that become a major price detractor for home owners or small businesses wanting to have geothermal systems installed. A 46 hp (34 kW) crawler with load sense hydraulics to the drill mast, and a 99 hp (73.8 kW) 300-CFM/200-psi air compressor enables drilling of 4 in. diameter holes with greater speed and lower fuel consumption than many alternatives.
A 200 ft. (61 m) rod rack can carry 10 ft. (3 m) sections of straight rod, auger rod or an air hammer to the hole. Quickly adjust to changing conditions of soft, hard or rocky ground at the hole without having to go back to the truck. And when wet drilling is required, the GL300 is already equipped with a mud valve. The operator can introduce low volume/high pressure mud from their existing mud pump or Fecon's optional MB300 mud boy system.