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Epiroc DM30 II Blasthole Drill Delivers Powerful Performance, Easy Transport

Built off the same platform as the proven DM45 and DML blasthole drill rigs, the newly enhanced Epiroc DM30 II is suitable for a variety of multi-pass rotary and down-the-hole (DTH) drilling applications. The compact yet heavy-duty design of the DM30 II delivers powerful performance and easy transport between benches or even between properties. Epiroc will display the unit in booth C20405 ConExpo-Con/Agg, March 10-14 in Las Vegas.

Epiroc DM30 II UpdatedA crawler-mounted, hydraulic tophead-drive rig, the DM30 II can achieve a clean hole depth of 28 ft. for single-pass applications and up to 148 ft. for multi-pass applications with a starter rod under the rotary head. It also features a 30-ft. drill pipe change and a four-rod carousel. The DM30 II is now designed to handle 4- to 6½-in. drill pipe with a pulldown of up to 30,000 lbf and a hole diameter of 5½- to 7 7/8-in.

The mainframe and layout of the machine has been updated for 2020 to better assist customers needing a small-profile machine for tight drilling conditions or transit between sites. Reductions include: working width (to 14.16 ft.); transport width with ladders and non-cab side jack removed (12.3 ft.); and height, tower down (15.4 ft.).

Customers can choose a low- or high-pressure compressor to create the right configuration for their drilling operation. The DM Series drill rig can be equipped with on-board technology capabilities with the optional Epiroc Rig Control System (RCS) Lite for added safety and productivity.

Built on the RCS 5 platform that comes standard on the Pit Viper series, RCS Lite offers a number of safety and interlock features. It also provides a convenient foundation to add more functionality and technology options in the future without a major rebuild of the machine. RCS Lite allows all Epiroc rotary drills to have the same onboard display and system for consistent operator training and service. Epiroc has sold over 100 RCS Lite systems in 17 different countries around the world.

Equipped with a number of enhancements to help keep operators safe on the job, the DM30 II features a FOPS (Falling Object Protective Structure) cab, ground-level isolation and an airend safety shutdown system for high-temperature situations. A 280-gal. fuel tank allows the rig to run for 12 hours before refill.

For increased operator comfort, the DM30 II features an insulated, pressurized cab with tinted glass, a six-way adjustable swivel seat and excellent visibility. All operational functions are controlled from the driller’s console, and the ergonomic layout allows operators to instantly switch from drilling to tramming for increased productivity. In addition, the electric-over-hydraulic controls are common across the DM series, making operation easy for drillers with DM series experience.