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Overview

Specifications

Units:
Bit Load up to 54 000 kg (up to 119,050 lb) up to 54 000 kg (up to 119,050 lb) Less
Hole Diameter 229-381 mm (9.0-15 in) 229-381 mm (9.0-15 in) Less
Engine Series 2000 16V – 899 kW (1,205 hp) at 1,800 rpm Series 2000 16V – 899 kW (1,205 hp) at 1,800 rpm Less

Rated Capacity

16 Meter Configuration – Depth multi-pass Up to 84.73 m (Up to 278 ft) Up to 84.73 m (Up to 278 ft) Less
16 Meter Configuration – Depth single-pass Up to 16.15 m (Up to 53 ft) Up to 16.15 m (Up to 53 ft) Less
20 Meter Configuration – Depth multi-pass Up to 65.58 m (Up to 215 ft 2 in) Up to 65.58 m (Up to 215 ft 2 in) Less
20 Meter Configuration – Depth single-pass Up to 19.86 m (Up to 65 ft 2 in) Up to 19.86 m (Up to 65 ft 2 in) Less
Hole diameter 229-381 mm (9-15 in) 229-381 mm (9-15 in) Less

Operating Temperature

Altitude 4572 m (over 15,000 ft) 4572 m (over 15,000 ft) Less
Cold weather option -40.0 ° F -40.0 ° C Less
Maximum ambient rating – standard unit 125.0 ° F 52.0 ° C Less
Minimum ambient rating – standard unit -20.0 ° F -28.0 ° C Less

Pull-down/Hoisting Capacity

Cable type – DYFORM 8 1.125 in 29.0 mm Less
Drilling feed/retract rate 0-37.5 m/min (0-123 ft/min) 0-37.5 m/min (0-123 ft/min) Less
Hoist capacity Up to 383 kN (Up to 86,000 lbf) Up to 383 kN (Up to 86,000 lbf) Less
Pull-down capacity Up to 489 kN (Up to 110,000 lbf) Up to 489 kN (Up to 110,000 lbf) Less

Rotary Drive System

Rotation power 363.0 hp 271.0 kW Less
Torque – LSHT option 0-20 880 N∙m (15,400 lbf-ft) 0-20 880 N∙m (15,400 lbf-ft) Less
Torque – Standard HSLT 0-17 219 N∙m (12,700 lbf-ft) 0-17 219 N∙m (12,700 lbf-ft) Less

Compressor (Standard)

Discharge flow maximum setting (sea level) 3600.0 ft3/min 102.0 m3/min Less
Discharge flow minimum setting (sea level) Adjustable down to 51 m3/min (Adjustable down to 1,800 ft3/min) Adjustable down to 51 m3/min (Adjustable down to 1,800 ft3/min) Less
Maximum operating pressure 100.0 psi 6.9 bar Less
Type Oil-flooded, single-stage screw Oil-flooded, single-stage screw Less

Engine (Standard)

Fuel tank 2055 L + 1234 L; total 3289 L (543 gal + 326 gal; total 869 gal) 2055 L + 1234 L; total 3289 L (543 gal + 326 gal; total 869 gal) Less
Full load RPM 1,800 1,800 Less
Manufacturer Detroit Diesel Detroit Diesel Less
Model Series 2000 16V Tier 2 Series 2000 16V Tier 2 Less
Rated horsepower 1205.0 hp 899.0 kW Less

Operator’s Cab

Climate control Roof-mounted, AC/heating/pressurizing unit Roof-mounted, AC/heating/pressurizing unit Less
Floor area 47.3 ft2 4.4 m2 Less
Height inside 83.5 in 2121.0 mm Less
Helper’s seat Full-cushion type, collapsible, stow-away and removable Full-cushion type, collapsible, stow-away and removable Less
Location Adjacent to the drill deck Adjacent to the drill deck Less
Number of doors Two with 2 (each) windows (included in above) Two with 2 (each) windows (included in above) Less
Number of windows 12 12 Less
Operator’s seat One swivel-type with armrests, headrest and retractable seat belt One swivel-type with armrests, headrest and retractable seat belt Less
Roof Roof viewing hatch with window (protected with FOPS-certified cage) Roof viewing hatch with window (protected with FOPS-certified cage) Less
Type One piece, three man; shock-mounted; integrated FOPS certified, fully electrical/electronic One piece, three man; shock-mounted; integrated FOPS certified, fully electrical/electronic Less
Windows Tinted thermopane glass in rubber mounting Tinted thermopane glass in rubber mounting Less

Undercarriage

Brake release Automatic Automatic Less
Brakes Spring set, hydraulic release Spring set, hydraulic release Less
Front Three-point oscillating type Three-point oscillating type Less
Gradeability mast down 66% 66% Less
Maximum drive horsepower per track 360.0 hp 268.0 kW Less
Number of rollers on each side 11 11 Less
Rock guards Standard full-length guards Standard full-length guards Less
Track adjustment means Hydraulic with grease gun Hydraulic with grease gun Less
Track drive disconnect Standard (manual) Standard (manual) Less
Tram speed maximum 1.3 mph 2.09 km/h Less

Mainframe, Decks and Walkways

Jacks, mast pivot and deck Welded integrally to mainframe Welded integrally to mainframe Less
Machine deck Access all sides Access all sides Less
Tools and battery box In-board extra-large toolbox (sunk in drilling deck) In-board extra-large toolbox (sunk in drilling deck) Less
Tow eyes Welded, two front Welded, two front Less

Drill Table and Work Deck

Dust curtain Hydraulic lifters front and rear Hydraulic lifters front and rear Less
Feature Wide walkways Wide walkways Less
Table height off ground – drill on tracks 73.0 in 1854.0 mm Less
Viewing hatch operated from the cab In the drill deck; hydraulically In the drill deck; hydraulically Less

Leveling Jacks

Location 2 front, 2 rear 2 front, 2 rear Less
Number 4 4 Less
Pad diameter 42.0 in 1067.0 mm Less

Accessories, Tools and Handling Equipment

Adaptor Sub – Bottom thread Depends on pipe diameter Depends on pipe diameter Less
Adaptor Sub – Diameter Depends on pipe diameter Depends on pipe diameter Less
Adaptor Sub – Length 36.5 in 927.0 mm Less
Adaptor Sub – Top thread (API reg.) 5.5 in 140.0 mm Less
Adaptor Sub – Wall thickness 1.0 in 25.0 mm Less
Bit Sub – Bottom thread Depends on pipe diameter Depends on pipe diameter Less
Bit Sub – Diameter Depends on pipe diameter Depends on pipe diameter Less
Bit Sub – Top thread Depends on pipe diameter Depends on pipe diameter Less
Bit Sub – Wall thickness 1.0 in 25.0 mm Less
Drill Pipe (optional): Diameter – customer specifications 194 mm, 273 mm (7.625 in, 10.75 in) 194 mm, 273 mm (7.625 in, 10.75 in) Less
Drill Pipe (optional): Length – for 16 m mast 45.0 ft 13.7 m Less
Drill Pipe (optional): Length – for 20 m mast (2 each on starter string) 30.0 ft 9.1 m Less
Drill Pipe (optional): Threads Depends on pipe size Depends on pipe size Less
Drill Pipe (optional): Wall thickness 1.0 in 25.0 mm Less
Pipe Rack (inside the mast) – Typical configuration 5-pod pipe carousel for up to 235 mm (9.25 in) outside diameter 5-pod pipe carousel for up to 235 mm (9.25 in) outside diameter Less
Pipe Rack (inside the mast) – Typical configuration 4-pod pipe carousel for 273 mm (10.75 in) outside diameter 4-pod pipe carousel for 273 mm (10.75 in) outside diameter Less
Table Bushing Roller deck bushing Roller deck bushing Less
Winch: Auto shut-off Located in crown, automatically shuts off winch when ball weight is seated Located in crown, automatically shuts off winch when ball weight is seated Less
Winch: Cable size 0.625 in 16.0 mm Less
Winch: Rating – Optional 12000.0 lb 5443.0 kg Less
Winch: Rating – Rated winch 8000.0 lb 3629.0 kg Less

Options

Cold Weather Package – Temperatures to: -40.0 ° F -40.0 ° C Less
Dust Collection The Dry Dust Suppression System uses a fan-wheel arrangement with aggressively pitched fins/vanes. The Dry Dust Suppression System uses a fan-wheel arrangement with aggressively pitched fins/vanes. Less
Dust Collection These fins/vanes provide 173 m3/min (6,100 ft3/min) air flow & can develop up to 508 mm (20 in) water vacuum at the deck inlet. These fins/vanes provide 173 m3/min (6,100 ft3/min) air flow & can develop up to 508 mm (20 in) water vacuum at the deck inlet. Less
Heating and Circulation – Drainage for water-injection system temperatures to: -40.0 ° F -40.0 ° C Less
Water Injection Hydraulic pump and motor arrangement with below-deck tanks 2922 L (772 gal) capacity. Hydraulic pump and motor arrangement with below-deck tanks 2922 L (772 gal) capacity. Less

Mandatory Attachments (Installed at Factory)

Select one from each group. Mandatory attachments may vary. Consult your Cat® dealer for specifics.


MD6540 Standard Equipment

CAPABILITY
  • The MD6540 crawler-mounted blasthole drill is designed to drill up to 381 mm (15 in) diameter holes depending on application with rated pulldown capacity up to 49 895 kg (110,000 lb), hoist capacity 39 009 kg (86,000 lb).

ENGINE/COMPRESSOR
  • Detroit Diesel Series 2000 16V engine 899 kW (1,205 hp) @ 1,800 rpm
  • Additional fuel filtration
  • Single stage Sullair compressor 101.9 m3/min @ 6.9 bar (3,600 ft3/min @ 100 psi) with split coolers
  • Standard spiral valve on compressor allows variable air volume control

MAST
  • Up to 381 mm (15 in) hole diameter
  • Up to 49 895 kg (110,000 lb) pulldown capacity
  • Up to 53 845 kg (118,709 lb) bit load
  • Patented HOBO (Hydraulically Operated Break Out) wrench operated from the cab (variable grip)
  • Auto cable tensioning system
  • 30 degree angle drilling package with mast locks in 5 degree increments
  • Grid mesh in back of mast
  • Hydraulically operated pipe catcher

TOP DRIVE
  • See Mandatory Selections

OPERATOR’S CAB
  • Integrated FOPS
  • Totally enclosed and insulated two-man extra large cab
  • Rubber shock mounted to absorb vibration during drilling
  • Excellent visibility
  • Full front drill deck window with protective cage
  • dB(A) rating of 72 or less
  • Two (2) hinged doors with heavy duty door latching system
  • Twelve (12) windows – with window tint and window shades on five (5) windows
  • 4.4 m2 (47.3 ft2) floor space and walkway/railing around it
  • Ergonomic operator’s console with split control panel and full instrumentation
  • Operator’s console with stainless steel panels and back-lit gauges
  • Ergonomic operator’s seat with head and arm rests, and with retractable seat belt
  • Air suspension
  • All electric controls for drilling, tramming, leveling plus auxiliary functions
  • Auxiliary functions operated by fingertip switches
  • Hydraulic drive, roof mounted air conditioning/heating/pressurizing unit
  • Roof window with protective cage
  • Windshield wipers and washer tank kit
  • Stereo kit (CD, radio, AM/FM and iPod port) complete with speakers
  • Cab ladder and roof platform plus railing
  • Drill performance and monitoring/diagnostics system complete with full interlock system
  • Auto level and single-pass auto drill function/processing
  • Closed circuit camera system (two cameras) with color screen monitor
  • Storage box
  • Electric horn (activated by push button inside the cab)

UNDERCARRIAGE
  • Excavator type heavy duty tracks with planetary drive, integral brake, and cushioned idler
  • 900 mm (35.4 in) wide, triple grousers
  • Full length chain guides/rock guards

MAINFRAME, DECKS AND WALKWAYS
  • Main frame made of high strength low alloy box-section plate
  • Reinforced in high stress areas
  • Main deck and wide walkways provide easy access to all components around the drill
  • Rear deck is stationary during both angle and vertical drilling modes
  • Viewing hatch in the rear deck, hydraulically operated from the cab
  • Complete walk-around platform/walkway for entire rig
  • Cascading (self leveling) stairs at cab, access ladder at rear deck and two ladders on front deck
  • Four (4) hydraulic leveling jacks – front jacks @ 1524 mm (60 in), rear jacks @ 1219 mm (48 in)
  • Heavy duty tow hooks (front end) and lifting lugs
  • Mast access stair/platform
  • Extra large inboard tool chest/bit box
  • Rear deck pipe loader guide
  • Hydraulically operated front and rear dust curtains
  • Automatic lubrication aystem
  • Fuel tanks under engine (3289 L/869 gal)
  • Jib crane with controls mounted on rear deck
  • Fast fill full service center/box
  • 4 × 8D maintenance free batteries
  • Slide-out battery tray with four (4) batteries
  • Remote jump start terminals

CAROUSEL
  • Hydraulically operated from the cab
  • No moveable parts
  • Semi-automatic indexing

COOLING (SINGLE, FRONT-END MOUNTED)
  • Maximum ambient cooling capacity of 52° C (125° F)
  • Variable speed fan arrangement for coolers

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
  • Two (2) variable displacement axial piston pumps, in closed loop, which operate the drill rotation, pulldown/hoist and tram.
  • One (1) high pressure piston pump, in load sense, for all auxiliary functions
  • One (1) high pressure tandem gear pump, in open loop, for cooler fans (2 fans per cooler)
  • Dual filtration and additional loop filters between pumps and motors
  • Hydraulic tank capacity 1363 L (360 gal)

DRILL ACCESSORIES (TRICONE/ROTARY)
  • Heavy duty shock sub, with top sub adaptor
  • Roller deck bushing
  • Bit sub
  • Horseshoe bushing
  • Bit basket
  • Lifting bail
  • Auto tool wrench (deck wrench)

DUST SYSTEM
  • See Optional Equipment and select the required system

PAINT
  • Standard Caterpillar colors

MISCELLANEOUS
  • Backup alarm
  • Filter kit for 50-hour preventive maintenance.
  • Seventeen (17) LED night lights
  • Handrails with side boarding ladders
  • Outside cab platform for easy access and full walk around

MD6540 Optional Equipment

DRILLING
  • Drill pipe (see Drill Pipe Price List)

DUST COLLECTION OPTIONS
  • 3600 dust collector with precleaner, (tandem model HDE 1800’s in Series)
  • Water injection system for dust suppression with 2922 L (772 gal) below deck tanks not available with dust collector

FLUIDS
  • Drill pipe thread lubrication

COLD WEATHER AIDS
  • Heating system (self-contained heater for engine coolant, water, hydraulic oil, fuel)

MISCELLANEOUS
  • Luncheonette – microwave/refrigerator
  • Custom paint (contact factory)
  • Winch remote control pendant (control outside cab)
  • 24V to 110 volt AC invertor
  • Remote jump start terminals
  • Mechanical tool kit (reference TV014590)
  • Extreme hot weather lubricant upgrade (compressor oil)
  • Extreme hot weather lubricant upgrade (hydraulic oil)
  • Tow bar assembly
  • Lanyard attachment (cable with travelling hook) on mast
  • Ground level pull cable shut down
  • High pressure wash-down pump with hose reel

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