Rock Products Logo
Now Incorporating Aggregates Manager




Help Rock Products understand the state of the industry and the needs of our readers by completing our annual Reader Survey.

It only takes 10 minutes and your answers will help guide us as we plan our content for the upcoming years.

Start Survey


Cat Tricone Drill Bits Have Better Penetration Rate

No matter what type of material you’re drilling, there’s a Cat Tricone Drill Bit to handle the job productively, reliably and at a lower operating cost, the company stated.

Selecting the right bit for the job is the first step in maximizing your drill’s productivity. By properly balancing bit life and penetration rate, Cat bits have achieved up to a 30% better penetration rate or up to 35% longer life than bits from other manufacturers. While results can vary based on your site’s specific conditions, Cat Tricone bits have demonstrated as much as a 35% decrease in overall cost per meter drilled.

Cat bits come in multiple shapes and compositions to meet the needs of your application, and they’re designed to work with drills from any manufacturer. Like all Cat products, they are supported by the global Cat dealer network. That means superior support, distribution and availability – giving you a single source for the bits you need to keep your operation moving.

There are simplified options for soft, medium and hard material as well as abrasive applications. Cat Tricone bits are versatile and adaptable to meet your site-specific needs. For larger orders, the company also offers custom-designed bits that are better suited to deal with unique applications and challenges.

Your Cat dealer will work with you to determine the Cat drill bit that is right for your operation based on the type of material you’re drilling.