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Komatsu's Newest Blasthole Drill Works in Diverse Conditions

To support customers that want to boost productivity with an advanced drill, Komatsu premiered its newest blasthole drill, the ZR122, at MINExpo 2021. Engineered for high productivity drilling in tough rock conditions, this drill is built to help reduce maintenance costs, support fully autonomous operation, and can be configured for rotary and hammer drilling, diesel or electric power, and single- or multipass drilling, according to the manufacturer....


Epiroc Introduces Pit Viper 291 Blasthole Drilling Rig

Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has introduced the Pit Viper 291 blasthole drilling rig. Epiroc's Pit Viper 291 single-pass rotary drill is designed to tackle larger diameter drilling in soft to medium ground conditions....


Champion Iron Signs Letter of Intent With Caterpillar for Advanced Drilling Technologies at Bloom Lake Mine

Champion Iron Limited has signed a Letter of Intent with Caterpillar Inc. to implement artificial intelligence based Advanced Drilling Technologies (the "Technologies") on Cat equipment at its Bloom Lake Mine....


FoutsCo, Others Rely on Closner Equipment

Starting a construction company is a daunting task that comes with a host of challenges. "Emerging contractors," as the new enterprises have come to be called, need to concern themselves with market conditions, competition, labor, profitability, deadlines and countless other components that affect future success....


Milestone Construction Helps Rebuild 'Crossroads of America'

Nicknamed "The Crossroads of America," Indiana is a hub for several major interstate highways that crisscross through the state. Gaining its nickname from the intersecting of important roads and its centralized location, the Hoosier state is home to more pass-through highways than any state in the United States....


Alabama Drilling Contractor Shows His College Pride

C&W Drilling is one of the largest drilling contractors in the state of Alabama. Now operating a dozen drills with approximately 20 staff in the Columbiana area, the company's chief efforts remain on rock quarry, water well, geothermal and construction drilling....


Ditch Witch AT32 All Terrain Directional Drill Boosts Productivity

To enhance utility contractors' productivity while drilling through hard rock, Ditch Witch has introduced the AT32 all terrain horizontal directional drill (HDD). The newly designed mid-size drill replaces the AT30 and provides greater power and easier system operation for increased operator efficiency and profitability, according to the manufacture....


General Equipment Company DIG-R-TACH Designed for Large, Small Hydraulic Systems

General Equipment Company's 671 DIG-R-TACH Series 16 earth drilling attachment is intended for smaller hydraulic systems, such as those found with skid steers and small excavators. Featuring a two-speed chain/sprocket drive and a 5 to 20 gpm hydraulic flow range, the Series 16 balances smaller flow volumes in proportion to auger diameters....


South Dakota's DUNE Project — Kiewit-Alberici Preps Former Goldmine for Science Experiment

International science came to the Black Hills of western South Dakota, because that's where the deep hole is. Over the last century, the hole — Ross Shaft — was sunk 5,000 ft. to give access to lateral tunnels from which gold was extracted from sedimentary rock to a depth of 8,000 ft....


Soosan America Takes Different Approach to Rock Drilling

Just because technology makes it possible to automate a system, doesn't mean that the system will function better automated. The current trend in the drilling industry is to mimic the automotive makers in attempting to automate every function in a rock drill....






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