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Safe, Productive and Easy to Use – Where does the Pantera DI6400 score?

Sandvik DI6400

Sandvik DI6400

Sandvik’s second offering this year has been the introduction of a new down the hole drill rig, the Pantera DI6400. The Pantera DI6400, designed for vertical and inclined drilling, will be a valuable asset to companies with varying mining needs.

The DI6400 has increased automation options and production capacity which were not found in the earlier Sandvik Pantera lines. In fact, this Down-the-Hole (DTH) drill platform was the winner in the Red Dot Award Product Design Category, garnering the highest marks from 40 expert jury members. The competition had machines from all over the world and the DI6400 outperformed them all.

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Sandvik DI6400

Sandvik DI6400

Sandvik’s second offering this year has been the introduction of a new down the hole drill rig, the Pantera DI6400. The Pantera DI6400, designed for vertical and inclined drilling, will be a valuable asset to companies with varying mining needs.

The DI6400 has increased automation options and production capacity which were not found in the earlier Sandvik Pantera lines. In fact, this Down-the-Hole (DTH) drill platform was the winner in the Red Dot Award Product Design Category, garnering the highest marks from 40 expert jury members. The competition had machines from all over the world and the DI6400 outperformed them all.

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DP1100i, ROC F9, Furukawa HCR1500

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The Sandvik DI550 Drill

Sandvik DI550 for sale - Year model 2012 - used Sandvik DI550 (10)

Most manufacturers are already working hard to give their customers more drill meterage for every gallon of fuel they use, making it hard for decision makers to differentiate between products from various suppliers. But, using contemporary engine technology and over 50 years’ experience developing drilling solutions, They have placed the Sandvik DI550 down-the-hole drill ahead of its competitors, providing leading productivity standards without sacrificing any features or user comfort.

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Sandvik DI550 for sale - Year model 2012 - used Sandvik DI550 (10)

Most manufacturers are already working hard to give their customers more drill meterage for every gallon of fuel they use, making it hard for decision makers to differentiate between products from various suppliers. But, using contemporary engine technology and over 50 years’ experience developing drilling solutions, They have placed the Sandvik DI550 down-the-hole drill ahead of its competitors, providing leading productivity standards without sacrificing any features or user comfort.

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Top hammer drilling vs. Down-the-hole drilling

 

Top hammer vs. DTH Drilling

If you’re considering buying a new rock drill for your project or company, there are a number of things to take into consideration before taking the plunge. Rock and mining site conditions, budgets, anticipated future projects, noise, desired hole dimensions, existing equipment and available time are all factors that you should take into account before making that purchase. We’re going to outline some of the major differences between top hammer, or drifter drills, and down-the-hole, in-the-hole, or DTH drills.

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Top hammer vs. DTH Drilling

If you’re considering buying a new rock drill for your project or company, there are a number of things to take into consideration before taking the plunge. Rock and mining site conditions, budgets, anticipated future projects, noise, desired hole dimensions, existing equipment and available time are all factors that you should take into account before making that purchase. We’re going to outline some of the major differences between top hammer, or drifter drills, and down-the-hole, in-the-hole, or DTH drills.

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Sandvik DX800, DX780 delivered to remote arctic mining operation

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In February 2014 RECON was approached by a new customer who needed to purchase two drill rigs and have them delivered to their remote arctic mine site. Upon discussing production estimates, machine availability, cost and delivery time – a Sandvik DX800 and Sandvik DX780 were determined to be the right rigs for the job. The challenge for the RECON team would be delivering the two drill rigs to the polar destination on schedule, fully serviced and capable of exceeding the daily drilling expectations in such extreme conditions.

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In February 2014 RECON was approached by a new customer who needed to purchase two drill rigs and have them delivered to their remote arctic mine site. Upon discussing production estimates, machine availability, cost and delivery time – a Sandvik DX800 and Sandvik DX780 were determined to be the right rigs for the job. The challenge for the RECON team would be delivering the two drill rigs to the polar destination on schedule, fully serviced and capable of exceeding the daily drilling expectations in such extreme conditions.

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