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Overview

Specifications

Units:
Bit Load Up to 53 845 kg (Up to 118,719 lb) Up to 53 845 kg (Up to 118,719 lb) Less
Hole Diameter 229-406 mm (9-16 in) 229-406 mm (9-16 in) Less
Engine Cat® 3512C HD Cat® 3512C HD Less

Operating Temperature

Minimum ambient rating (standard) 30.0 ° F -1.0 ° C Less
Maximum ambient rating (standard) 125.0 ° F 52.0 ° C Less

Rotary Drive System

High Speed/Low Torque Rotary Head, dual motors 0-17 219 N·m (0-12,700 lbf) 0-17 219 N·m (0-12,700 lbf) Less
Rotation speed 0-150 rpm 0-150 rpm Less
High Speed/Low Torque Rotary Head, dual motors 20 880 N·m (0-15,400 lbf) 20 880 N·m (0-15,400 lbf) Less
Rotation speed 0-124 rpm 0-124 rpm Less

Operator’s Cab

Components 24V to 12V converter 24V to 12V converter Less
Components All electric controls for drilling, tramming, leveling plus auxiliary functions All electric controls for drilling, tramming, leveling plus auxiliary functions Less
Components HMI touch screen control HMI touch screen control Less
Components Trainer’s seat Trainer’s seat Less
Components Electric horn Electric horn Less
Components Full front drill window Full front drill window Less
Components Heavy duty door latches Heavy duty door latches Less
Components Roof mounted air conditioning/heating/pressurizing unit; hydraulic driven Roof mounted air conditioning/heating/pressurizing unit; hydraulic driven Less
Components Cab ladder, roof platform and railing Cab ladder, roof platform and railing Less
Components Roof window with protective cage Roof window with protective cage Less
Components Rubber shock mounted and insulated two-man extra-large FOPS cab Rubber shock mounted and insulated two-man extra-large FOPS cab Less
Components Slope indicators Slope indicators Less
Components Split operator’s console with stainless steel panels and back-lit gauges Split operator’s console with stainless steel panels and back-lit gauges Less
Components Twelve (12) windows Twelve (12) windows Less
Components Two (2) swing out hinged doors with heavy duty door latching system Two (2) swing out hinged doors with heavy duty door latching system Less
Components Windshield wipers and washer tank kit Windshield wipers and washer tank kit Less
Components Overhead interior dome lights Overhead interior dome lights Less
Components Dash light on each panel Dash light on each panel Less
Components Cat operator’s seat with inertia reel seat belts, mechanical suspension or option with seat belt, heat, ventilation and air suspension Cat operator’s seat with inertia reel seat belts, mechanical suspension or option with seat belt, heat, ventilation and air suspension Less

Undercarriage

Type Cat 374F undercarriage with full length rock guards and tram distance meter, 900 mm (35 in) triple grousers and auto tensioning. Cat 374F undercarriage with full length rock guards and tram distance meter, 900 mm (35 in) triple grousers and auto tensioning. Less
Number of rollers on each side 11 11 Less
Rock guards/chain guards Standard full-length guards Standard full-length guards Less
Maximum drive horsepower per track 403.0 hp 300.5 kW Less
Brakes Spring set, hydraulic release Spring set, hydraulic release Less
Brake release Automatic Automatic Less
Tram speed maximum 1.2 mph 1.93 km/h Less
Gradeability 51% 51% Less
Front Three-point oscillating type Three-point oscillating type Less
Track adjustment means Automatic track tensioning system Automatic track tensioning system Less
Track drive disconnect Standard (manual) Standard (manual) Less

Drill Table and Work Deck

Table height off ground 5.87 ft 1.79 m Less
Components Pipe loading guide roller Pipe loading guide roller Less
Components Stationary rear deck Stationary rear deck Less
Components Left rear swing gated handrail (dual gate design) Left rear swing gated handrail (dual gate design) Less
Components Rear deck bit storage box with hinged aluminum cover Rear deck bit storage box with hinged aluminum cover Less
Components Hydraulic viewing hatch with hatch viewing spot light Hydraulic viewing hatch with hatch viewing spot light Less

Leveling Jacks

Lift capacity – each 150670.0 lbf 68344.0 kgf Less
Components Four leveling jacks to provide stability drilling with 7° bench angle Four leveling jacks to provide stability drilling with 7° bench angle Less

Compressor (Standard)

Type Butterfly inlet, spiral valve control Butterfly inlet, spiral valve control Less
Discharge air flow (sea level) 3600.0 ft3/min 101.9 m3/min Less
Maximum operating pressure 100.0 psi 6.9 bar Less

Pull-down/Hoisting Capacity

Pull-down capacity Up to 489 kN (Up to 110,000 lbf) Up to 489 kN (Up to 110,000 lbf) Less
Hoist capacity Up to 382 kN (Up to 86,000 lbf) Up to 382 kN (Up to 86,000 lbf) Less
Drilling feed rate 0-33.5 m/min (0-110 ft/min) 0-33.5 m/min (0-110 ft/min) Less
Retract rate 0-33.5 m/min (0-110 ft/min) 0-33.5 m/min (0-110 ft/min) Less
Head travel (16 m/52.5 ft mast) 720.0 in 18.29 m Less
Head travel (20 m/65.6 ft mast) 866.0 in 21.9 m Less

Mainframe, Decks and Walkways

Jacks, mast pivot and deck Welded integrally to mainframe Welded integrally to mainframe Less
Machine deck Access both sides Access both sides Less
Standard Includes Basic Mainframe and Deck features plus fixed ladder to main deck cab area, on right side of frame Includes Basic Mainframe and Deck features plus fixed ladder to main deck cab area, on right side of frame Less
Ultra Includes Basic Mainframe and Deck features plus cascading, self-leveling stairs to main deck cab area, on right side of frame with switched walkway lighting at ground and deck levels: – Includes two (2) lights – Includes ECM control tram interlock if ladder is down Includes Basic Mainframe and Deck features plus cascading, self-leveling stairs to main deck cab area, on right side of frame with switched walkway lighting at ground and deck levels: – Includes two (2) lights – Includes ECM control tram interlock if ladder is down Less

Accessories, Tools and Handling Equipment

Rotary Tooling Rotary package for 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling with Shock Sub Rotary package for 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling Rotary package for 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling with Shock Sub Rotary package for 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling Rotary package for 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling with Shock Sub Rotary package for 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter [total], deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 16 m/52.5 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter [total], deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling Rotary package for 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling with Shock Sub Rotary package for 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter [total], deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter [total], deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling Rotary package for 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling with Shock Sub Rotary package for 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter [total], deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter [total], deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling Rotary package for 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, top sub, deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling with Shock Sub Rotary package for 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter [total], deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter [total], deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less
Rotary Tooling with Shock Sub Rotary package for 339 mm (13 3⁄8 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter [total], deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Rotary package for 339 mm (13 3⁄8 in) diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) on 20 m/65.6 ft mast, carousel plates, HOBO inserts, shock sub with adapter [total], deck wrench, hoist plug, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals, chock bars, pipe rack inserts and bit sub Less

Engine

Model C3512 HD* C3512 HD* Less
Rated horsepower 1283.0 hp 957.0 kW Less
Fuel tank (two tanks are standard) 869.0 gal 3289.0 L Less
Note * The C3512 HD engine meets Tier 2/Stage II equivalent emission standards * The C3512 HD engine meets Tier 2/Stage II equivalent emission standards Less

Controls

Manuals All manuals stored in control system, service, operators and schematics All manuals stored in control system, service, operators and schematics Less
Components Engine shut down sequence Engine shut down sequence Less
Components Drill performance and monitoring/diagnostics system Drill performance and monitoring/diagnostics system Less
Components Electro-pneumatic compressor control system Electro-pneumatic compressor control system Less
Components Filter indicators (air, hydraulic, and compressor), component status indicators, oil, fuel and water level indicators Filter indicators (air, hydraulic, and compressor), component status indicators, oil, fuel and water level indicators Less
Components High/low tram speed select (high only when mast is down) interlock High/low tram speed select (high only when mast is down) interlock Less
Components Mast lock indicator Mast lock indicator Less
Components Electronic controls provide fast and reliable control of all drill functions Electronic controls provide fast and reliable control of all drill functions Less
Components ECM proportional fan speed control system ECM proportional fan speed control system Less
Components Pump drive gearbox temperature sensor Pump drive gearbox temperature sensor Less
Components Rotary head RPM gauge – digital Rotary head RPM gauge – digital Less
Components Tram interlock, machine outside stability limits Tram interlock, machine outside stability limits Less
Components Tram interlock, pipe in hole Tram interlock, pipe in hole Less
Components Tram interlock, mast up and locked or down and parked Tram interlock, mast up and locked or down and parked Less
Components Jack/tram interlock Jack/tram interlock Less
Components Cab environment control (AC, filter, heat, fan speeds) Cab environment control (AC, filter, heat, fan speeds) Less
Components Pipe positioner sensor Pipe positioner sensor Less
Components Drill depth meter Drill depth meter Less
Components Drill function interlock, carousel in load position Drill function interlock, carousel in load position Less
Components Drill function interlock, carousel not parked Drill function interlock, carousel not parked Less
Components Drill function interlock, mast up and locked Drill function interlock, mast up and locked Less
Components Drill function interlock, rod catcher not closed Drill function interlock, rod catcher not closed Less
Components Rotary torque control Rotary torque control Less
Components Head clear interlock, rotary drive clear of carousel Head clear interlock, rotary drive clear of carousel Less
Components Winch not parked – tram interlock Winch not parked – tram interlock Less
Components Jack pressure sensors Jack pressure sensors Less
Components Virtual rotary head travel stops Virtual rotary head travel stops Less

Base Machine

Standard Includes Basic Mainframe and Deck features plus fixed ladder to main deck cab area, on right side of frame Includes Basic Mainframe and Deck features plus fixed ladder to main deck cab area, on right side of frame Less
Ultra Includes Basic Mainframe and Deck features plus cascading, self-leveling stairs to main deck cab area, on right side of frame with switched walkway lighting at ground and deck levels: – Includes two (2) lights – Includes ECM control tram interlock if ladder is down Includes Basic Mainframe and Deck features plus cascading, self-leveling stairs to main deck cab area, on right side of frame with switched walkway lighting at ground and deck levels: – Includes two (2) lights – Includes ECM control tram interlock if ladder is down Less
Components Thermal protection of exhaust system and turbo lines Thermal protection of exhaust system and turbo lines Less
Components Engine frame with hood Engine frame with hood Less
Components Guard between engine and hydraulic drive Guard between engine and hydraulic drive Less
Components Fuel tanks separated with check valves Fuel tanks separated with check valves Less
Components Hydraulic tank with isolation valves and interlocks Hydraulic tank with isolation valves and interlocks Less
Components Slip resistant decks and walkways Slip resistant decks and walkways Less
Components 3289 L (869 gal) fuel, [2 tanks mounted under power train] 3289 L (869 gal) fuel, [2 tanks mounted under power train] Less
Components Bolt-on hand rails with kick plates Bolt-on hand rails with kick plates Less
Components Cat maintenance free batteries Cat maintenance free batteries Less
Components Stainless battery box, sliding drawer type Stainless battery box, sliding drawer type Less
Components Heavy duty tow hooks (front end) Heavy duty tow hooks (front end) Less
Components Lift lugs Lift lugs Less
Components Pipe loading guide roller Pipe loading guide roller Less
Components Stationary rear deck Stationary rear deck Less
Components Left rear swing gated handrail to allow for loading/unloading drill deck Left rear swing gated handrail to allow for loading/unloading drill deck Less
Components Rear deck bit storage box Rear deck bit storage box Less
Components Walkways around the drill, 360 degrees Walkways around the drill, 360 degrees Less
Components Swing up cable steps, egress at each corner of drill Swing up cable steps, egress at each corner of drill Less
Components Spring loaded self-closing gates Spring loaded self-closing gates Less
Components Vertical mast rest at front of drill Vertical mast rest at front of drill Less
Components Fixed dust curtains – four side Fixed dust curtains – four side Less
Components Mounting frame for pressure washer with port in fuel tank and water tank for DPO of washer Mounting frame for pressure washer with port in fuel tank and water tank for DPO of washer Less
Components Four (4) Cat maintenance free batteries Four (4) Cat maintenance free batteries Less
Components Hydraulic viewing hatch with hatch viewing spot light Hydraulic viewing hatch with hatch viewing spot light Less

Basic Specs

Hole diameter range 229-406 mm (9-16 in) 229-406 mm (9-16 in) Less
Hole depth range – 16 m/52.5 ft mast: Single pass 53.0 ft 16.15 m Less
Hole depth range – 16 m/52.5 ft mast: Multi-pass Up to 84.73 m (Up to 278 ft) Up to 84.73 m (Up to 278 ft) Less
Hole depth range – 20 m/65.6 ft mast: Single pass 65.0 ft 19.86 m Less
Hole depth range – 20 m/65.6 ft mast: Multi-pass Up to 56.4 m (Up to 185 ft) Up to 56.4 m (Up to 185 ft) Less
Engine model Cat® 3512C HD, 1,800 rpm Cat® 3512C HD, 1,800 rpm Less
Emissions U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II equivalent U.S. EPA Tier 2/EU Stage II equivalent Less
Rated horsepower 1283.0 hp 957.0 kW Less
Compressor 101.9 m3/min @ 6.9 bar, 1,800 rpm (3,600 ft3/min @ 100 psi, 1,800 rpm) 101.9 m3/min @ 6.9 bar, 1,800 rpm (3,600 ft3/min @ 100 psi, 1,800 rpm) Less
Angle drilling 30° (in 5°increments) 30° (in 5°increments) Less
Bit Load 118719.0 lb 53845.0 kg Less

Mast 16 or 20 m (52.5 or 65.6 ft)

Components Up to 406 mm (16 in) hole diameter Up to 406 mm (16 in) hole diameter Less
Components Up to 489 kN (110,000 lbf) rated capacity single cylinder pulldown/hoist system Up to 489 kN (110,000 lbf) rated capacity single cylinder pulldown/hoist system Less
Components Rotary head gear box, motors choice in attachment packages Rotary head gear box, motors choice in attachment packages Less
Components Dust hood with hinged quick change dust seal Dust hood with hinged quick change dust seal Less
Components 30 degree angle drilling in 5° increments and mast locks with indicator in cab [25 degree limit for 406 mm (16 in) holes] 30 degree angle drilling in 5° increments and mast locks with indicator in cab [25 degree limit for 406 mm (16 in) holes] Less
Components Auto cable tensioning system (attached on pull down side) Auto cable tensioning system (attached on pull down side) Less
Components Sliding deck wrench, hydraulic fork Sliding deck wrench, hydraulic fork Less
Components HOBO (Hydraulic Operated Break-Out Wrench) HOBO (Hydraulic Operated Break-Out Wrench) Less
Components Mast lanyard mounting plates Mast lanyard mounting plates Less
Components Sheave/feed rope guards Sheave/feed rope guards Less
Components Remote drill pipe thread lube system, operated from the cab Remote drill pipe thread lube system, operated from the cab Less
Components Cable pipe catcher Cable pipe catcher Less
Components Winch 5443 kg (12,000 lb) lift capacity Winch 5443 kg (12,000 lb) lift capacity Less
Components Pipe positioner Pipe positioner Less
Components Roller deck bushing Roller deck bushing Less
Components Mast access ladder and floor grating Mast access ladder and floor grating Less

Mast Carousel

Pipe Rack (Inside the Mast): Carousel with stationary pods and breaker plates 16 m/52.5 ft mast, 5 × 13.7 m (45 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) – Total hole depth 84.73 m (278 ft) 16 m/52.5 ft mast, 5 × 13.7 m (45 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) – Total hole depth 84.73 m (278 ft) Less
Pipe Rack (Inside the Mast): Carousel with stationary pods and breaker plates 16 m/52.5 ft mast, 5 × 13.7 m (45 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) – Total hole depth 84.73 m (278 ft) 16 m/52.5 ft mast, 5 × 13.7 m (45 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) – Total hole depth 84.73 m (278 ft) Less
Pipe Rack (Inside the Mast): Carousel with stationary pods and breaker plates 16 m/52.5 ft mast, 4 × 13.7 m (45 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) – Total hole depth 71.02 m (233 ft) 16 m/52.5 ft mast, 4 × 13.7 m (45 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) – Total hole depth 71.02 m (233 ft) Less
Pipe Rack (Inside the Mast): Carousel with stationary pods and breaker plates 20 m/65.6 ft mast, 5 × 9.14 m (30 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) – Total hole depth 65.5 m (215 ft) 20 m/65.6 ft mast, 5 × 9.14 m (30 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 219 mm (8 5⁄8 in) – Total hole depth 65.5 m (215 ft) Less
Pipe Rack (Inside the Mast): Carousel with stationary pods and breaker plates 20 m/65.6 ft mast, 5 × 9.14 m (30 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) – Total hole depth 65.5 m (215 ft) 20 m/65.6 ft mast, 5 × 9.14 m (30 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 235 mm (9 1⁄4 in) – Total hole depth 65.5 m (215 ft) Less
Pipe Rack (Inside the Mast): Carousel with stationary pods and breaker plates 20 m/65.6 ft mast, 4 × 9.14 m (30 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) – Total hole depth 56.4 m (185 ft) 20 m/65.6 ft mast, 4 × 9.14 m (30 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 273 mm (10 3⁄4 in) – Total hole depth 56.4 m (185 ft) Less
Pipe Rack (Inside the Mast): Carousel with stationary pods and breaker plates 20 m/65.6 ft mast, 2 × 9.14 m (30 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 339 mm (13 3⁄8 in) – Total hole depth 38.1 m (125.2 ft) 20 m/65.6 ft mast, 2 × 9.14 m (30 ft) pipe carousel: – Pipe diameter 339 mm (13 3⁄8 in) – Total hole depth 38.1 m (125.2 ft) Less

Cooling

Components Low coolant level switch Low coolant level switch Less
Components Two coolers (split coolers) Maximum ambient cooling capacity of 52° C (125° F) Two coolers (split coolers) Maximum ambient cooling capacity of 52° C (125° F) Less
Components Variable speed cooler fans, ECM controlled Variable speed cooler fans, ECM controlled Less

Technology Group

Basic Includes Base Machine Control Group features Includes Base Machine Control Group features Less
Standard Includes Basic Control Group plus Auto Level/Retract and Auto Mast Angle Includes Basic Control Group plus Auto Level/Retract and Auto Mast Angle Less
Ultra Includes Standard plus Auto Drill (Rotary, Single Pass) Includes Standard plus Auto Drill (Rotary, Single Pass) Less
Cat Terrain for Drilling – Production Includes Cat Terrain Mining System Interface Includes Cat Terrain Mining System Interface Less
Cat Terrain for Drilling – Guidance Requires Cat Terrain for Drilling – Production Requires Cat Terrain for Drilling – Production Less
Cat Terrain for Drilling – Strata Requires Cat Terrain for Drilling – Production Requires Cat Terrain for Drilling – Production Less
Components Terrain Light Terrain Light Less
Type Full Autonomy Full Autonomy Less
Components Interface for third party mining systems Interface for third party mining systems Less

Hydraulics

Components Auxiliary circuit pump Auxiliary circuit pump Less
Components Fan pump Fan pump Less
Components Two primary pumps Two primary pumps Less

Dust Control

Components Hydraulic curtain lifters front and back Hydraulic curtain lifters front and back Less
Components Water injection, 2921 L (1771 + 1150 L) [772 gal (468 + 304 gal)] below deck tanks Water injection, 2921 L (1771 + 1150 L) [772 gal (468 + 304 gal)] below deck tanks Less
Components Optional ECM control of water injection pump interlock, water flow meter/current control and tank level Optional ECM control of water injection pump interlock, water flow meter/current control and tank level Less
Components 2.271 L (600 gal) water tank mounted on deck 2.271 L (600 gal) water tank mounted on deck Less

Optional Dust Control Choices

Choices No dust suppression No dust suppression Less
Choices Fixed curtains (left and right sides): – Auto raise hydraulic lifted curtains for rear and front – Includes ECM control tram interlock if dust skirts are not lifted up Fixed curtains (left and right sides): – Auto raise hydraulic lifted curtains for rear and front – Includes ECM control tram interlock if dust skirts are not lifted up Less
Choices Water injection, 2921 L (1771 + 1150 L) [772 gal (468 + 304 gal)] below deck tanks [1150 L (304 gal) not functional in Cold Weather Level 4]: – Includes ECM control of water injection pump interlock, water flow meter/current control and tank level Water injection, 2921 L (1771 + 1150 L) [772 gal (468 + 304 gal)] below deck tanks [1150 L (304 gal) not functional in Cold Weather Level 4]: – Includes ECM control of water injection pump interlock, water flow meter/current control and tank level Less
Choices Water injection, 5193 L (1,372 gal) (not available with Cold Weather) 2922 L (772 gal) below deck tanks plus 2271 L (600 gal) deck mounted tank (3 tanks): – Includes ECM control of water injection pump interlock, water flow meter/current control and tank level Water injection, 5193 L (1,372 gal) (not available with Cold Weather) 2922 L (772 gal) below deck tanks plus 2271 L (600 gal) deck mounted tank (3 tanks): – Includes ECM control of water injection pump interlock, water flow meter/current control and tank level Less
Choices Dust collector, 101.9 m3/min (3,600 ft3/min) [tandem 50.9 m3/min (1,800 ft3/min)] with precleaner: – Water injection, 2921 L (772 gal) [1771 + 1150 L (468 + 304 gal)] below deck tanks – Includes ECM control of water injection pump interlock, water flow meter/current control and tank level Dust collector, 101.9 m3/min (3,600 ft3/min) [tandem 50.9 m3/min (1,800 ft3/min)] with precleaner: – Water injection, 2921 L (772 gal) [1771 + 1150 L (468 + 304 gal)] below deck tanks – Includes ECM control of water injection pump interlock, water flow meter/current control and tank level Less
Choices Water injection fast fill Water injection fast fill Less

Winch System

Cable weight rating 3500.0 lb 1588.0 kg Less
Cable size 0.5 in 13.0 mm Less
Winch lift capacity 12000.0 lb 5443.0 kg Less

Pipe Handling

Components Sliding deck wrench Sliding deck wrench Less
Components Fixed cable pipe catcher or optional hydraulic safety arm/pipe catcher with drill function interlock, when pipe catcher is not closed Fixed cable pipe catcher or optional hydraulic safety arm/pipe catcher with drill function interlock, when pipe catcher is not closed Less
Components Basic or optional hydraulically operated bit basket Basic or optional hydraulically operated bit basket Less
Components Lifting bail for hoisting drill pipe/bit sub Lifting bail for hoisting drill pipe/bit sub Less

Safety

Components Alloy drill deck covers, for servicing when mast in mast rest, with storage provision Alloy drill deck covers, for servicing when mast in mast rest, with storage provision Less
Components Air hose safety sleeves (whip socks) Air hose safety sleeves (whip socks) Less
Components Full battery disconnect or starter isolation only with lock outs Full battery disconnect or starter isolation only with lock outs Less
Components Remote jump start terminals Remote jump start terminals Less
Components Seven (7) engine shut down buttons, by each drill egress/access point, in cab, in engine area, on drill deck Seven (7) engine shut down buttons, by each drill egress/access point, in cab, in engine area, on drill deck Less
Components Tram alarm, with tram engagement Tram alarm, with tram engagement Less
Components Strobe beacon on cab and left side of drill Strobe beacon on cab and left side of drill Less
Components Hinged protective cage for full length front drill window Hinged protective cage for full length front drill window Less
Components LED night perimeter flood lighting – four sides LED spot lighting power group area; drill deck; mast carousel; access ladder and walkways for night drilling: – Luminesces to meet Cat light standards LED night perimeter flood lighting – four sides LED spot lighting power group area; drill deck; mast carousel; access ladder and walkways for night drilling: – Luminesces to meet Cat light standards Less
Components A printed copy of the Operation and Maintenance Manual(s) is provided with each machine, installed at the factory, and available in the legal language(s) of the country where the machine is to be placed in service: – The language specified on the factory order shall be provided A printed copy of the Operation and Maintenance Manual(s) is provided with each machine, installed at the factory, and available in the legal language(s) of the country where the machine is to be placed in service: – The language specified on the factory order shall be provided Less
Components A separate, weather-resistant literature compartment in the operator’s station is provided for the Operation and Maintenance Manual and other items related to safe operation and maintenance of the machine A separate, weather-resistant literature compartment in the operator’s station is provided for the Operation and Maintenance Manual and other items related to safe operation and maintenance of the machine Less
Components Burn protection from exhaust pipes and turbo lines Burn protection from exhaust pipes and turbo lines Less

Service Features

Features Loop filters between hydraulic pumps and motors Loop filters between hydraulic pumps and motors Less
Features Two (2) hydraulic return filters, one (1) hydraulic case drain strainer, two (2) hydraulic charge filters, compressor oil filters, automatic 45 point lubrication system, centralized Two (2) hydraulic return filters, one (1) hydraulic case drain strainer, two (2) hydraulic charge filters, compressor oil filters, automatic 45 point lubrication system, centralized Less
Features Hydraulic pressure test points Hydraulic pressure test points Less
Features Fast fill refueling system Fast fill refueling system Less
Features Self contained, Jib Crane mounted on the drill deck with pedestal controls Self contained, Jib Crane mounted on the drill deck with pedestal controls Less

Service Packages

Standard Includes Basic Service features plus: full service center (fill and evacuation), fuel, compressor, coolant, engine oil, hydraulic, and gear box with fill only for rock bit oil and central lubrication: – Jib crane, with pedestal controls Includes Basic Service features plus: full service center (fill and evacuation), fuel, compressor, coolant, engine oil, hydraulic, and gear box with fill only for rock bit oil and central lubrication: – Jib crane, with pedestal controls Less
Ultra Includes Standard Service features plus: mast access ladder, mast grating, posts only (for lanyard attachment to use with cable for traveling hook and harness): – Jib crane, with pedestal controls Includes Standard Service features plus: mast access ladder, mast grating, posts only (for lanyard attachment to use with cable for traveling hook and harness): – Jib crane, with pedestal controls Less

Miscellaneous

Components Tool oiler Tool oiler Less
Components Drill pipe Drill pipe Less
Components Blowdown hose with nozzle and reel Blowdown hose with nozzle and reel Less
Components Remote winch control Remote winch control Less
Components Tram remote control (pendant/cable) for operation of tram controls from ground Tram remote control (pendant/cable) for operation of tram controls from ground Less
Components Foot brush Foot brush Less
Components Tow bar assembly Tow bar assembly Less
Components Interface for third party mining systems Interface for third party mining systems Less
Components Remote jump start terminals Remote jump start terminals Less

Climate Choices

Standard Climate Range Ambient temperature range: -1° C (30° F) to 52° C (125° F): – Cab cooling to 19° C (66° F) – Window shades – Safety laminated tinted glass Ambient temperature range: -1° C (30° F) to 52° C (125° F): – Cab cooling to 19° C (66° F) – Window shades – Safety laminated tinted glass Less
Cold Climate Level 2 Ambient temperature range: -18° C (-1° F) to 52° C (125° F): – Wind up to 96 km/h (60 mph) – Cab heating to 27° C (81° F) – Safety laminated tinted glass – Cab glass defroster – Ether starting aid – Cab floor heater Ambient temperature range: -18° C (-1° F) to 52° C (125° F): – Wind up to 96 km/h (60 mph) – Cab heating to 27° C (81° F) – Safety laminated tinted glass – Cab glass defroster – Ether starting aid – Cab floor heater Less

Dealer Attachments Available

Attachment Customer labeling Customer labeling Less
Attachment Lanyard attachment – cable with travelling hook on mast and harness for personnel Lanyard attachment – cable with travelling hook on mast and harness for personnel Less
Attachment Fire suppression system Fire suppression system Less
Attachment Kitchenette Kitchenette Less
Attachment Power connections and brackets for third party module system Power connections and brackets for third party module system Less
Attachment Sound suppression system Sound suppression system Less
Attachment CB radio with antenna CB radio with antenna Less

Weights

Working weight 339297.0 lb 153903.0 kg Less

MD6540C Standard Equipment

BASE MACHINE
  • Cat 3512C HD, 957 kW (1,283 hp), 1,800 rpm engine meets Tier 2/Stage II equivalent emission standards
  • Thermal protection of exhaust system and turbo lines
  • Engine frame with hood
  • Guard between engine and hydraulic drive

COMPRESSOR
  • 101.9 m3/min @ 6.9 bar (3,600 ft3/min @ 100 psi), 1,800 rpm, butterfly inlet, spiral valve control

COOLING
  • Low coolant level switch
  • Two coolers (split coolers)
  • Maximum ambient cooling capacity of 52° C (125° F)
  • Variable speed cooler fans, ECM controlled

HYDRAULIC
  • Auxiliary circuit pump
  • Fan pump
  • Two primary pumps

CAB
  • Spacious cab is 4.85 m2 (52.22 ft2)
  • 24V to 12V converter
  • All electric controls for drilling, tramming, leveling plus auxiliary functions
  • HMI touch screen control
  • Trainer’s seat
  • Electric horn
  • Full front drill window
  • Heavy duty door latches
  • Roof mounted air conditioning/heating/pressurizing unit; hydraulic driven
  • Cab ladder, roof platform and railing
  • Roof window with protective cage
  • Rubber shock mounted and insulated two-man extra large FOPS cab
  • Slope indicators
  • Split operator’s console with stainless steel panels and back-lit gauges
  • Twelve (12) windows (see Climate Groups for glass selection)
  • Two swing out (2) hinged doors with heavy duty door latching system
  • Windshield wipers and washer tank kit
  • Overhead interior dome lights
  • Dash light on each panel
  • Lighting package includes 4,200 lumen perimeter flood lights and 1,950 lumen area spotlights

CONTROL
  • All manuals stored in control system, service, operators and schematics
  • Engine shut down sequence in control
  • Drill performance and monitoring/diagnostics system
  • Electro-pneumatic compressor control system
  • Filter indicators (air, hydraulic, and compressor)
  • High/low tram speed select (high only when mast is down) interlock
  • Mast lock indicator
  • Electronic controls provides fast and reliable control of all drill functions
  • ECM proportional fan speed control system
  • Pump drive gearbox temperature sensor
  • Rotary head RPM gauge – digital
  • Tram interlock, machine outside stability limits
  • Tram interlock, pipe in hole
  • Tram interlock, mast up and locked or down and parked
  • Jack/tram interlock
  • Cab environment control (AC, filter, heat, fan speeds)
  • Pipe positioner sensor
  • Drill depth meter
  • Drill function interlock, carousel in load position
  • Drill function interlock, carousel not parked
  • Drill function interlock, mast up and locked
  • Drill function interlock, rod catcher not closed
  • Rotary torque control
  • Head clear interlock, rotary drive clear of carousel
  • Winch not parked – tram interlock
  • Jack pressure sensors
  • Virtual rotary head travel stops

FRAME
  • Fuel tanks separated with check valves
  • Hydraulic tank with isolation valves and interlocks
  • Slip resistant decks and walk ways
  • 3289 L (869 gal) fuel, (2 tanks mounted under power train)
  • Bolt-on hand rails with kick plates
  • Four (4) Cat maintenance free batteries
  • Stainless battery box, sliding drawer type
  • Four leveling jacks to provide stability drilling with 7° bench angle
  • Heavy duty tow hooks (front end)
  • Lift lugs
  • Pipe loading guide roller
  • Stationary rear deck
  • Left rear swing gated handrail
  • Rear deck bit storage box
  • Hydraulic viewing hatch with hatch viewing spot light
  • Walkways around the drill, 360 degrees
  • Swing up cable steps, egress at each corner of drill
  • Spring loaded self closing gates
  • Vertical mast rest at front of drill
  • Mounting frame for pressure washer with port in fuel and water tanks

UNDERCARRIAGE
  • Cat undercarriage with full length rock guards and tram distance meter, auto tensioning and 900 mm (35 in) triple grousers

MAST
  • Up to 49 895 kg (110,000 lb) rated capacity single cylinder pulldown/hoist system
  • Rotary head gear box, motors choice in attachment packages
  • Dust hood with hinged quick change dust seal
  • 30 degree angle drilling in 5° increments and mast locks and indicator in cab [25 degree limit for 406 mm (16 in) holes]
  • Auto cable tensioning system (attached on pull down side)
  • Sliding deck wrench, hydraulic fork
  • HOBO (Hydraulic Operated Break-Out wrench)
  • Mast lanyard mounting plates
  • Sheave/feed rope guards
  • Cable pipe catcher
  • Winch 5443 kg (12,000 lb) lift capacity
  • Pipe positioner

MISCELLANEOUS
  • Standard Caterpillar colors

SAFETY
  • Alloy drill deck covers, for servicing when mast in mast rest
  • Air hose safety sleeves (whip socks)
  • Battery disconnect and starter isolation only with lock outs
  • Seven (7) engine shut down buttons, by each drill egress/access point, in cab, and in engine area on drill deck
  • Tram alarm, with tram engagement
  • Strobe beacon on cab and left side of drill
  • Hinged protective cage for full length drill window
  • LED night perimeter flood lighting on four sides, LED spot lighting power group area; drill deck; mast carousel; access ladder and walkways for night drilling
  • A printed copy of the Operation & Maintenance Manual(s) shall be provided with each machine, installed at the factory, and available in the legal language(s) of the country where the machine is to be placed in service: – The language specified on the factory order shall be provided
  • A separate, weather-resistant literature compartment in the operator’s station shall be provided for the Operation & Maintenance Manual and other items related to safe operation and maintenance of the machine: – The compartment shall be lockable or be inside a lockable cab – A lanyard should be used to attach the manual to the machine
  • Burn protection from exhaust pipes and turbo lines

SERVICE
  • Loop filters between hydraulic pumps and motors (2) Hydraulic return filters, (1) hydraulic case drain strainer, (2) hydraulic charge filters, compressor oil filters, automatic 45 point lubrication system, centralized
  • Hydraulic pressure test points
  • Fast fill refueling system

ROTARY ACCESSORIES
  • Rotary package for up to 339 mm (13 3∕8 in) OD pipe diameter pipes (drill pipe not included) carousel plates, HOBO inserts, 914 mm (36 in) top sub, deck wrench hoist bell, horse shoe wrench, universal bit basket, deck seals,chock bars pipe rack inserts, bit sub and roller deck bushing

MD6540C Optional Equipment

MISCELLANEOUS
  • Tow bar assembly
  • Interface for third party mining systems
  • Drill pipe thread lubrication
  • Bit lubricator
  • Remote jump start terminals
  • Factory service engineer on site (18 working days) days to direct start-up and commissioning
  • Cat 374F undercarriage with 750 mm (29.53 in) triple grousers for hard rock
  • Operator aides: – Mast crown clearance light – Two (2) closed circuit camera (front and left side) with monitor in cab – Hydraulic pipe catcher